Letters: Detroit has become the bailout

Published: Saturday, July 20 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

I just heard on the news that Detroit has just become the largest U.S. municipality to ever declare bankruptcy.

Detroit used to be a vibrant, thriving automobile and industrial center. It seems like George Romney was governor at the time.

Now, Detroit (and much of the entire state of Michigan) has become the bailout, handout and unemployment capital of America — not to mention being a center of rampant corruption and crime.

I couldn't help but think of how Detroit and Michigan had recently voted against George Romney's son, Mitt, in the 2012 presidential election. I guess Detroit and Michigan are now reaping what they have sewn.

The weak enslave themselves.

Reid Swenson

Salt Lake City

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