Walk the walk

While perusing through the top Detroit stories this evening, I couldn’t help but stop — and gape — at this Free Press headline: “Kilpatrick press secretary’s car, insurance registered outside Detroit”. What?! I’m sorry, I must not have read that correctly.

But, unfortunately, I did. And, unfortunately, I am left feeling disappointed, because yet another person in Detroit feels the need to commit fraud instead of paying what they owe. The real kicker is that this isn’t just anyone, it’s the mayor’s press secretary no less. Come on, people. If you live in the city, then LIVE in the city. Not just when you feel like it. Or when it is convenient for you. Or when it is the cheapest option. If you don’t like the insurance rates here and feel the need to use an address outside Detroit to cheat the system, then perhaps you shouldn’t be working for the city, and taking the taxpayers’ money.

2 Comments so far

  1. Mollika* (unregistered) on September 30th, 2007 @ 2:02 pm

    Well said. One would think that if this was such an issue the Press Secretary would be the one to bring it to light and get something done about it. We should be talking about the ludicrous amount of money the people of Detroit have to pay insurance companies to obey the law. We have too many people breaking the law for financial reasons and as the economy continues to slip it will get worse.

  2. max (unregistered) on October 1st, 2007 @ 2:18 pm

    even better is that he drives a Honda Element. talk about showing no love at all for the city, huh? i am still a huge fan of the “must live in the city to be employed by it” rule, also. i also remember when someone busted the mayors wife looking at cars at a dealership in, i think Southfield. i don’t fully remember the city i just remember thinking how lame it was that she/they weren’t spending the money in the cty. maybe it’s because i’m an independant business owner but i’m very precise about where i spend and who get’s it.

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