VP Heads to Detroit But with Limited Message
First, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius comes to Detroit and now Vice President Joe Biden. But while represenatives of the Obama administration are offering support to the beleagured city, they are not offering a bailout.
The Vice President has scheduled meetings today with business and community leaders in the Motor City to discuss in further detail what Biden called "ways to help" Detroit from the administration. He offered no specifics on how that help would come but he was clear that there will be no assistance like that offered General Motors and Chrysler with a taxpayer funded bailout.
President Obama has largely taken credit for saving the automakers with billions of dollars in loans, although, it did not save the automakers from having to go through bankrupcy to get their houses in order.
Biden will also tour the North American International Auto Show at the Cobo Center today. He's expected to tout the imporance of the display in showcasing the auto industry to the world and reaffirm Michigan's dominance in the field.