Disclaimer: I am an unabashed Detroit lover since 1978. Too many good times and good people not to love it.
Somehow I missed this chart a few days ago. As Detroit is parceled out bit by bit, even it's precious artwork doled out like trading cards, the U.S. Government is tossing cash at foreign countries like rose petals on a honeymoon bed.
Now I know that a lot of this "cash" that goes overseas is just a ruse because the countries in return just buy our weapons to stockpile (remember that military industrial complex?). So, I'm thinking that Detroit proper should look into investing in some tanks (they could use them instead of bulldozers to tear down buildings), and maybe some smallish rocket launchers (lots of Canadian geese to shoot at, then give them to food banks to feed the poor). You get the idea.
Maybe if Detroit promised to continue the boondoogle of money-weapons-money and back again that all these other countries are complicit in, just maybe the government would help to save one of our most important cities.
Oy. Via TP.
Jon in fine form.