The majority in every major city not in Texas want that. Care to guess how many cities are similar financially today as Detroit in the 80's. Big taxes and govment programs are fine until the tax base moves out of the city limits.
Texas cities also have some debt issues now. Not surprisingly, most American cities do. This is a consequence of the economy right now, and where money is going...
Detroit's problems are much deeper than "taxes and government programs."
Public debt is much more complicated than "big taxes and government programs."