Kevyn Orr: Detroit can come back

Washington DC, South Beach Miami and upper Manhattan used to be like Detroit, the city's emergency Manager, Kevyn Orr says, but they're now vibrant, which is what gives Orr hope that Detroit can stage a comeback.

Another cause for this hope is that Detroit's midtown and downtown have been revitalized by developers and entrepreneurs, helped by investment from venture capitalists and private foundations.

The plan is to help "push out" that development from the center into the hinterlands, where there are tens of thousands abandoned or blighted buildings and vacant lots.

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  • PeakOiler
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    DC is the seat of govt, Miami is a tourist destination, Manhattan is the world's money center. Detroit is?
    4 Aug 2013, 08:10 AM Reply Like
  • Rope a Dope
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    Detroit is 'Toast'.
    4 Aug 2013, 12:12 PM Reply Like
  • nemonemo
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    Libtards dumbstar
    4 Aug 2013, 06:25 PM Reply Like
  • KJP712
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    Knocking down all abandoned houses and buildings will create thousands of real jobs.Then shrink the city limits and sell the remaining land to found new towns with a Starbuck's on every corner.Parcel out some land for new farms to help the environment.
    4 Aug 2013, 11:43 AM Reply Like
  • Mad_Max_A_Million
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    Detroit stands as a monument to the failure of the progressive unionized welfare state. Sort of like raising a sunken ship back to the surface and expecting it to stay afloat without major repairs.
    Why waste the time?
    4 Aug 2013, 02:52 PM Reply Like
  • winningtrader
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    What does he mean by ''come back''? I guess he means back to the bond markets to borrow more, accumulate another $20 billion in debts and default again.
    4 Aug 2013, 06:12 PM Reply Like
  • into dark shadows
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    This progressive nightmare is the poster child for Cloward and Pivens "Collapse the System", and you know what?
    It WORKED!


    The blame is squarely at the feet of the Democrats who have held power since 1961 I believe! Now that the union members have finally succeeded in destroying this once mighty city, they are due a return on their investment,
    I have been saying forever that the rank and file who keep their charlatan union bosses feeding at the corrupt politician's teat,(with the ever diminishing property taxpayer trying to foot the bill), will get 100% of nothing!
    There is only one way out, and to those who were promised the moon by their leaders, get ready to give back the majority of your ill gotten gains. The people living off the largess of the once healthy tax paying population have no one to blame but their own self deluded sense of " I'm owed this" and the never realistic promises of criminal union bosses who cared nothing of the future liabilities as long as they got theirs!
    The Republic is at stake folks!
    Wake up, find the American value system of years gone past,(you were brought up better than this), and do the right thing before you are forced (with your union's prodding) to accept 100% of NOTHING!


    It's math kids, pure and simple.
    It no longer adds up!
    The sooner the progressive powers that be, on both sides of the aisle,(John McCain, Lindsey Graham, etc) fess up to the American people that this Fabian Socialist utopia was only a sick delusion, we can get through the depression we are mired in today.
    Remember folks, its a recession when your neighbor is out of work, its a depression when YOU are!


    God save the Republic!
    4 Aug 2013, 09:42 PM Reply Like
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