Here’s a quote from an L. Brooks Patterson defender:
As for his comment about the fulfillment of an old prediction he made that Detroit would become the equivalent of an Indian reservation, with the people waiting for corn and blankets to be tossed in, well, the remark was crude, but not far off the mark. Get off the freeways and drive into the city’s neighborhoods. You’ll see vast wastelands of blight and abandonment, with a population largely dependent on government hand-outs.
Get out of Oakland County, pal, head to Michigan Indian country and you’ll see a bunch of local governments near Indian reservations thankful for all of the economic development and shared governance generated by Michigan’s 12 Indian tribes.
From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140121/OPINION01/301210071#ixzz2r9WVsTSs