Off the Drawing Board: Last week's Crain's Detroit Business cartoon (March 14) about Governor Snyder's plan to tax the pensions of Michigan senior citizens was just one of a number of cartoon topics I offered to my colleagues on the CDB editorial team. Here are thumbnail sketches of two others.
The turnover on Detroit Mayor Dave Bing's senior staff inspire idea no. 1. I reached back to his NBA past to give the gag a hook relating those days to his current position.
Taking a local look at the NFL lockout inspired idea no. 2. The Detroit Lions have a $350 million debt load related to the construction of Ford Field that's ultimately not a problem, as long as they're filling Ford Field on game days. If the lockout extends to the regular season this fall, however, my guess is there's nothing in the Lions' playbook to pickup the debt blitz.
That's the Point (of these ideas that didn't see print)!