Should the city of Detroit be made into a tax free zone?
May 30, 2010
Make Detroit a total tax-free zone, eliminating all federal, state and local taxes. "Detroit went from being No. 1 in per-capita income among big cities to 62nd today. No other city has gone from such a high peak to such a steep decline. You have to have a very bold plan to turn that around. ... You'd be better off incentivizing private business to create jobs and investment than shoveling more money down through the bureaucracy."
How do we get a full copy of Newt Gingrich's speech to the Greater Detroit Mackinac Island conference?
He's the former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and a Republican.
He's the party's czar of new ideas and he's not afraid to step out of the box.
Nolan Finley of the Detroit News, click above link, writes that Gingrich feels that positive changes will only be made in Michigan through a "citizens revolution." Politicians don't have the drive to get our state back on track, he says.
Is there something to his recommendation about making Detroit a tax free zone where there's no federal, state or local taxes? And what about his other ideas to remake our state?