Detroit Orr DIA?

Whose interest does Governor Snyder and Kevyn Orr have a responsibility to protect; the city of Detroit, the DIA or the wealthy contributors to the DIA? Looking at the proposed results from the Grand Bargain one could easily get the impression their allegiance leans towards the DIA and its large contributors. Under the Grand Bargain the city is stripped of its ownership of art valued between $4.1 and $8 billion and in return they receive $800 million over a twenty year time period.

Some may argue that the benefit the city receives by the prestige it gains from continuing to house the masterpieces at the DIA and the visitors that spend their dollars in the city is worth the $4 to $8 billion that it is giving up. To them I say I would like to sell them the Zillwaukee Bridge.

I recognize there may be other caveats to the deal that I am not aware of either because I missed something that was disclosed or not everything was purposely disclosed. Being on the outside and looking in it looks more like a Grad Scam instead of a Grand Bargain. I find it hard to believe the citizens would approve of this deal if they were truly provided the opportunity to voice their opinion.

I am very disappointed in Governor Snyder.


  1. It's a two step: crop rotation and squatter's rights. Detroit should immediately start turning the land into farming for survival.

  2. The immediate plan is a two step: Crop rotation and squatter rights.

    Detroit citizens need to do what their ancestors did when they came to America and found they had to create their own work - - farming.

    Take over some property in your neighborhood and start planting for survival.

  3. There is no question that the youth is the future of Detroit, and they should be able to get jobs in Detroit.

    Education is the core to getting a job one desires, but that's not easy to forecast in a depleted city. Most likely the educated will go to another city to get a job they desire do to supply and demand.

    Entrepreneurs need customers; there needs to be money making customers -- people with jobs in Detroit. There is presently not much hope in Detroit.

    The future of jobs in Detroit depends on customers with cash. Start-ups in Detroit must have a propensity of success. This means, like automobiles, the customers need to be outside of Detroit -- automobiles for example.

    The work force, being educated, gives a start-up company or established one looking for growth a employee base. That's a fact. Detroit can recreate the concept of the automobile companies before Unions, and thus encourage cheap labor. Cheap labor is labor -- a job. And that is the beginning of the new Detroit.


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