DETROIT (WWJ) – Detroiters are organizing to fight back. That message Monday night at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, where the message was loud and clear. The city does NOT need a state-appointed emergency manager.

Marian Kramer lives in Highland Park — another city on the verge of bankruptcy.

“The city’s in financial straits, then the federal government should help us out,” Kramer told WWJ Newsradio 950. “You know, they helped out and they bailed out the banks; they bailed out Chrysler, they bailed out GM and stuff like that. Help to bail out the cities, you know, and the answer is not this dictator.”

“Everyone realizes we’re in this together, I do” Detroiter Russ Ballant said. “But, just as if Macomb County were in a crisis, I would not believe anybody in Detroit has a right to go in there and make demands on Macomb County as to how they do it.”

Congressman John Conyers told the crowd that he would use his close relationship with the White House to fight any attempt to appoint an emergency manager in Detroit.

The city is facing a fiscal year budget shortfall of $45 million and could run out of cash by April.

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Comments (2)
  1. malcom says:

    why didn’t these hypocrites organize to fight corruption and mismanagement ?

  2. Amazed in Michigan says:

    Yes Marion Kramer, the Government helped bail out the Automotive companies and look, GM paid them back already. If they bailed out the City of Detroit they’d never get reimbursed. It has been mismanaged so long and no one in the city cared. NOW they CARE…at the eleventh hour! Bing can only try and fix the mess that former officials made. It still astonishes me that the city voted Kwame in for a second term. He robbed that city blind and I think if he ran again, the people of Detroit would vote him in again. That is why that city is in trouble. They need to vote people in with the qualifications to do the city good. As well, when are they going to look at that city council. They are taking the working people off the streets that actually help the city, but leaving these officials and all their perks alone. Open your eyes Detroit.

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