DAVIS: Oh, yeah. If i ever lost my job, I was just so sure that it would never be a problem for me to find something, something.
SCIUTTO: The loss of jobs and businesses has wreaked havoc. When the plants were running, Pontiac City budget was in in surplus, now it's in the red.
Leon Jukowski is Pontiac's mayor in name only. He has no staff, no pay check, and no budgetary power.
LEON JUKOWSKI, MAYOR OF PONTIAC, MICHIGAN: I get most of my information at this point about what's happening in city government from the newspapers.
SCIUTTO: The new Pontiac is run by Michael Stampler, the emergency financial manager, appointed by the state. He's even proposed shutting the city down and folding it into the county to save money.
Still, there are scattered signs of hope here. On the site of that old GM plant there's a new movie lot and a new film production.
This weekend, there won't be any Fourth of July fireworks, but Pontiac's all-American spirit isn't broken.
Do you think thinks are going to get better? That it's going to get easier?
DAVIS: Yes, because what is the alternative for me to fail, and that's not happening. So -- and I have a 13-year-old, and there's no way. As hard as she works, I can't stop.
SCIUTTO: For This Week I'm Jim Sciutto, ABC News, Pontiac, Michigan.
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