After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, flooding more than 80% of the city, MSNBC host Chris Matthews asked me, Why should a guy driving a cab up in Detroit care about rebuilding New Orleans? I said that an American tragedy requires an American response.
This is the same reason why someone in New Orleans should care about Detroit and its struggles.
Michigan is a state known for strong labor unions and the thuggish tactics of powerful bosses.
It is looking bleak in the Motor City. Just this week, Detroit Councilwoman JoAnn Watson asked President Obama to bailout her financially troubled city.