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Detroit to get $300 million in federal help
CNN ^ | September 27, 2013 | Chris Isidore

Posted on 09/27/2013 8:02:13 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

Detroit will get some federal help in dealing with the largest municipal bankruptcy in the nation's history. Several Obama administration cabinet secretaries are due in town Friday with more than $300 million in federal aid.

But don't call it a bailout. Most of the money is coming from existing federal programs for which Detroit is already eligible. Federal officials are pledging to streamline the flow of money to the cash-strapped city, providing Detroit with some of the resources and assistance they need to access the various programs. They are also helping the city to tap into funds available from private foundations and businesses. None of this money will go to help reduce the staggering debt that forced its July bankruptcy filing.

The federal officials are also removing red tape that was stopping Detroit from getting available funds. For example, the city was granted a waiver so that it could get a $7 million grant for a program that paid to demolish blighted homes. Detroit will now be able to use that grant to clear some commercial properties.

That $7 million is part of nearly $150 million the city will receive to clear blighted and abandoned properties, a major problem for a city that has lost a large percentage of its population and tax base in recent decades.

(Excerpt) Read more at money.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: detroit

1 posted on 09/27/2013 8:02:13 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Nothing will change in Detroit, no matter how much money is poured down the sinkhole there, until there are fundamental changes—such as, a return of the two-parent family
as the basic building block of society.


2 posted on 09/27/2013 8:03:45 AM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

This is the media giving credit to Obama for things he has little to do with. The fact is that hundreds of millions is going to dozens of cities around the country.


3 posted on 09/27/2013 8:04:49 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: CondorFlight
changes—such as, a return of the two-parent family as the basic building block of society.

Agreed.
4 posted on 09/27/2013 8:07:33 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Just you wait. Before they can demolish a house, the EPA will require an environmental impact statement, and the Labor Dept and NLRB will demand that they use union employees on the job


5 posted on 09/27/2013 8:08:14 AM PDT by ken5050 (Benghazi investigation update: "The plot thickens, like Hillary Clinton's ankles.." (longfellow")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

By “federal help” read hard earned money looted from taxpayers in the rest of the country who had nothing to do with the self-inflicted disaster caused by black democrats that is Detroit.


6 posted on 09/27/2013 8:12:54 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Why not just take the $300 million out in front of the White House and burn it....it will accomplish as much...


7 posted on 09/27/2013 8:13:25 AM PDT by apillar
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To: ken5050

“,,,use union employees on the job.”

They won’t even get the siding off until there’s a strike and demand for wage/pension increases.


8 posted on 09/27/2013 8:17:03 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: CondorFlight
Venture a guess: What portion of the $300M will be unaccounted for at the end of 6 months? Add to that the amount of money that will have been spent with little to show for it. The result (i.e., what was spent, accounted for and produced tangible results) divided by the original amount is the American taxpayers' return on their (forced) "investment" made in "keeping Detroit alive".

Compare that to using the $300M to level the place and start over again with fresh investments. (Kind of like the obamacare "death panel" analysis that will be used to determine which Americans "deserve" treatment).

9 posted on 09/27/2013 8:17:09 AM PDT by glennaro
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

They just got caught handing out pension money to people who weren’t eligible.


10 posted on 09/27/2013 8:19:28 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: glennaro

Casinos near Detroit are popping bottles.


11 posted on 09/27/2013 8:20:13 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

We knew that was coming. The only surprise is that it wasn’t 3 billion.

Detroit and other hell hole cities ‘survive’ only on our dollars. Left to themselves, they would fall apart and become somalia in 2 years.
Wait, they already are.


12 posted on 09/27/2013 8:23:36 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: glennaro

You just described Tucson, Arizona. Amazing isn’t it! Pick any Democrat controlled locality and the descriptors remain the same. Sadly. $230 million lost to a predictably failed Democrat development program called Rio Nuevo, control of which was recently seized from them by the Republicans in Phoenix to stop the bleeding.


13 posted on 09/27/2013 8:25:55 AM PDT by chulaivn66 (Semper Fidelis)
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To: ken5050

Don’t forget the Small Business Administration and Minority Businesses.
How can you be a Minority and a Majority at the same time?

Quick Tips for Women- and Minority-Owned Businesses

http://entrepreneurs.about.com/od/associations/a/MinorityBusiness.htm


14 posted on 09/27/2013 8:39:05 AM PDT by BilLies (WHOSE YOUR DADDY, BARAKO?)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Another stupid move. Money will not help the problem. In fact, it will just make matters worse. Some people can’t get over being stupid.


15 posted on 09/27/2013 8:44:37 AM PDT by mulligan
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To: CondorFlight

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16 posted on 09/27/2013 8:55:31 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Most of that will be diverted to paying the bloated pensions for the public employees.


17 posted on 09/27/2013 9:16:54 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

And Nancy Pelosi says there’s no more room to cut in the Federal Budget, well here’s $300 million.


18 posted on 09/27/2013 9:48:14 AM PDT by Timocrat (Ingnorantia non excusat)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

More federal and state aid to bankrupt Detroit is like baking cakes to serve to the passengers as the Titanic was sinking, won’t change the outcome or please the guests.


19 posted on 09/27/2013 10:02:37 AM PDT by RicocheT (Where neither their property nor their honor is touched, most men live content, Niccolo Machiavelli)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

OK that covers the first two weeks of January.....


20 posted on 09/27/2013 10:03:39 AM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

An earlier article said that Detroit would be receiving $100,000,000 to help pay for their police force. Since everybody in the US has to pay for Detroit’s police force, I guess we should call the Detroit Police for help.


21 posted on 09/27/2013 10:14:39 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The best use of that money would only come if they removed the black underclass (20-30%) of Detroit. Otherwise it is all wasted.


22 posted on 09/27/2013 10:19:55 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: CondorFlight

two-party system of government would be helpful too. Contention is good.


23 posted on 09/27/2013 10:50:16 AM PDT by killermosquito (Buffalo, Detroit (and eventually France) is what you get when liberalism runs its course.)
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