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By Andrew P. Napolitano
Fourth Amendment says Obama is not at liberty to collect metadata
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Kim Rueben
The name "Detroit" is still synonymous with auto manufacturing in the U.S., but the strong revival in the auto industry in the past four years, after decades of globalization, has done little to lift the beleaguered city's economy or reputation.
A year after Republicans swept into office across the country, many have trained their sights on what has long been a fiscal conservative's dream: the steep reduction or even outright elimination of state income taxes.
"Detroit has been in decline since the 1960s, when auto plants began to close and the city started hemorrhaging jobs," said Kim Rueben, an analyst at the Urban Institute. "Its population declined from 2 million in 1950 to less than 700,000 today,"
But it's not clear how all those states would make up for the lost revenue, and Ms. Rueben said she's not aware of any state in modern history that has eliminated an income tax.