Michigan Governor Essentially Selling Detroit to the Chinese
Holy cow. I know some now-deceased, fiercely patriotic and proud auto workers who are spinning in their graves right now in total disbelief:
Is Detroit destined to become a Chinese city? Chinese homebuyers and Chinese businesses are starting to flood into the Motor City, and the governor of Michigan is greatly encouraging this. In fact, he has formally asked the Obama administration for 50,000 special federal immigration visas to encourage even more immigration from China and elsewhere. So will Detroit be the first major city in the United States to be dominated by China? It could happen. Once upon a time, Detroit was the greatest manufacturing city in the history of the world and it had the highest per capita income in the entire country. But now it is a rotting, decaying, bankrupt hellhole that is in desperate need of a savior, and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder appears to be fully convinced that China can be that savior.
So this is what we’re going to do? Essentially sell our distressed cities to the highest bidder? Have we lost all sense of pride?
Entry filed under: Musings.