Skip to comments.Poll: Should Canada buy Detroit?
Posted on 07/18/2013 6:29:39 PM PDT by rickmichaels
TORONTO Detroit made history Thursday afternoon becoming the largest city in U.S. history to file for bankruptcy. If the bankruptcy filing is approved, the citys assets may be liquidated in a massive auction to repay the citys estimated $14-20 billion debt. But rather than seeing the former hub of North Americas automotive industry picked clean by creditors, Global News puts forth another suggestion:
What if Canada just buys Detroit, warts and all?
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I think Detroit needs to replace their government with Ted Nugent and anyone he chooses to appoint as his underlings. Give him free reign for 10 years and see what happens.
Buy it? Hell,we’ll give it to you...as long as you agree to take the residents as well!
My cure for Detroit:
Would you buy someone’s dirty underwear and put them on?
Check a map. The kids where I live think it refers to their home town.
The Hockey angle is a good one—indeed the first one that has any potential—I’d suggest trading the Red Wings for the Leafs on the condition that ownership of the city accompanies the Red Wings. Toronto already ships most of their garbage to Michigan—shipping the Leafs to Detroit would be a logical progression.
2 for 1 deal... buy Detroit and get Washington D.C. for free.
To commemorate the war of 1812, let the Brits burn down DC again.
Canadian money.... not necessarily good money.
Ha ha ha. You guys are so witty and droll. Hilarious reparte.
In case you are interested, for the last two years the Canadian dollar has hovered between $0.94 and $1.06 US, with a median around par (that's $1.00 US if you follow me). The Canadian currency has strengthened a lot in the last few years due to a strong banking sector, good financial management from a Conservative government, a very low government deficit and a very strong resource sector. Keeping the value of the currency down is going to be fairly difficult in the next few years.
A new international bridge is being built over the Detroit River funded totally with Canadian money. It seems neither the state of Michigan nor the feds were able to come up with a dime to finance this critical infrastructure project.
A private Canadian company wants to build another cross border project, perhaps you have heard of it, the Keystone Pipeline. This would also be completely financed by Canadians.
Canada is lucky to share its only border with a friendly superpower. Conversely, the US is lucky to have an economically strong, English speaking democracy as it's neighbor. Your attempts at humor are ill informed at best. After Obama spends the next three years debasing the US dollar and running up the debt, we'll see who is laughing.
I’ll sweeten the pot (pun intended) with Boulder, Cambridge, and San Fransisco, but you have to take San Fran Gran Nan and Hahvahd too...
Here's a similar rhetorical question: Should Maryland take back Southeast DC?? I'd be all for that, but I can't imagine they'd ever agree.
3 for one.. Toss in Chicago too.
We should give Detroit to them, if they promise to haul it away.
Can we throw Chicago in to the deal?
and also give them new England, New york, New Jersey and Philadelphia. I will be more then happy to throw in Seattle and give California to Mexico.
They don’t need Detroit, they already have Newfoundland.
“One potential upside- because the current residents are not Canadian citizens, they wouldnt be allowed to vote for mayor or council.”
Get serial, we’re talking Democrats. They can vote for anyone they want to, as many times as they want. As can dead Uncle Ojiehamo and Auntie LaKeishihimomo.
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