Rand Paul to Detroit: Solution Won't Come from Washington

Gives speech to Detroit Economic Club


The best way to bring Detroit back from the brink of economic collapse isn't through a government bailout, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said during a speech to the Detroit Economic Club today.

"Detroit's future will not come from Washington. The magic of Motown is here in the city," he told nearly 400 people at the Motor City Casino in Detroit.

Paul proposed a wide-ranging plan to revitalize the nation's cities through the creation of "economic freedom zones." His plan would cut federal taxes in communities that have an unemployment rate of 12% or more.