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Detroit shows the way
I hope members of Congress and the White House read the papers and take note of Detroit.That city has its own D.I.Y. Dept., not run by the city. The lessons are the government cannot solve all your problems, as many in the government espouse.
Detroit is broke and cannot provide many public services. But individuals are taking responsibility for improving the city and not letting it deteriorate any further. They are volunteering to mow the parks with their own mowers, board up vacant houses to keep criminals out, and many other support type services. They are proud of their city and determined to bring it back to life.
Bigger government is not the answer.I am not advocating the public should take on basic governmental services, but it goes to show, when the government doesn’t take care of you, the public can many times do a better job, and they are not wasting tax payer dollars.
I say “Go Detroit”, show us your stuff.
Larry Brickman, Bellevue