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Obama administration plans $320 million to aid Detroit recovery
The Hill ^ | 09/27/13 08:45 AM ET | Justin Sink

Posted on 09/27/2013 11:04:25 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Top Obama administration officials will head to Detroit on Friday to announce nearly $320 million in federal and private aid as the city grapples with the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history.

The aid includes money for housing rehabilitation and demolition, some $30 million targeted to fight crime and reduce the city’s notoriously long emergency response times, and millions more to rehabilitate the city’s transportation network. …

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: detroit; federalaid; obama; recovery

1 posted on 09/27/2013 11:04:25 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
Most of that money will end up in the pockets of the crooks who caused Detroit's problems in the first place.

They need their walking around money, you know.

2 posted on 09/27/2013 11:11:24 PM PDT by Slyfox (Satan's goal is to rub out the image of God he sees in the face of every human.)
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To: Olog-hai

How does Obama have discretion to spend billions and billions on his pet projects and graft?


3 posted on 09/27/2013 11:14:57 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant
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To: Slyfox

Oh my gosh. That money will sure go far in Detroit. LOL!


4 posted on 09/27/2013 11:19:32 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: UnwashedPeasant

And where does he get the money for the same for Chicago and/or Los Angeles and/or . . .

Plenty of other places are circling the drain financially.


5 posted on 09/27/2013 11:22:45 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Olog-hai

does anyone think this will help anything?


6 posted on 09/27/2013 11:25:10 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

Actually, the ‘connected’ folks in Detroit will help themselves—to the grant money. Little will be accomplished, but a lot of money will be redistributed. Just another straw in the haywagon of the Looting of America.


7 posted on 09/27/2013 11:27:57 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: GeronL
does anyone think this will help anything?

Sure, that will buy a lot of Skittles and grape soda.

8 posted on 09/27/2013 11:51:25 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (In dog beers, I've only had one!)
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To: Olog-hai

this story started to surface last week, then it was 100 million


9 posted on 09/28/2013 12:39:58 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Olog-hai

ZERO has to be running out of his stash.


10 posted on 09/28/2013 2:46:47 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Are you as sick as I am of this lying administration? Doing anything they want. Constitution ignored)
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To: Slyfox

Yup, union leader payoff


11 posted on 09/28/2013 3:12:04 AM PDT by esoxmagnum (The rats have been trained to pull the D voting lever to get their little food pellet)
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I know that this isn’t a lot if money to the federal government, but are t we supposed to be broke? White House tours and stuff were called off because of the sequester and now these heckbirds in Detroit are being rewarded for their corruption and idiocy. What if Bush had done something like this? This one really made me mad.


12 posted on 09/28/2013 3:19:35 AM PDT by crazycatlady
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To: Doogle

“this story started to surface last week, then it was 100 million.”

So, was he lying then or is he lying now? Besides, what’s a couple of hundred million when you’re broke?


13 posted on 09/28/2013 4:17:08 AM PDT by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: Artie

no blowback, so he up it


14 posted on 09/28/2013 4:21:50 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Olog-hai

Insane. A third of a billion dollars just flushed down the crapper formerly known as Detroit.


15 posted on 09/28/2013 4:28:57 AM PDT by magellan
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To: Olog-hai

These millions being poured into housing will house people who do WHAT for a living.


16 posted on 09/28/2013 4:47:42 AM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: TalBlack

Note to Pelosi.

Ok airhead, just where pray tell did you find this little bag of $320 MILLION in funds if as you say, “The cupboard is bare?”


17 posted on 09/28/2013 5:12:33 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Slyfox

All of the money will be subverted to the crooks that are the Democrat party.

They must be eliminated.


18 posted on 09/28/2013 5:14:42 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: UnwashedPeasant
How does Obama have discretion to spend billions and billions on his pet projects and graft?

Well, it certainly doesn't explain this in the article...I guess Barry & Eric will DEEM their deeds (financed by the taxpaying suckas) done.

19 posted on 09/28/2013 5:25:19 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Olog-hai

This is exactly what I predicted would happen.

Conservatives sit around and snark rather than working on solutions and Obama comes riding to the rescue.


20 posted on 09/28/2013 5:27:53 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Olog-hai

Did I miss there being an appropriation to bail out Detroit?


21 posted on 09/28/2013 5:33:55 AM PDT by Alternate Universe
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To: Alternate Universe

Did you read the CR the Senate passed?


22 posted on 09/28/2013 5:35:25 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: UnwashedPeasant

The aid, which comes from existing federal spending that is being expedited, pledged and re-purposed, is designed to improve the safety and security of Detroit, which has been devastated by a rapid population decline — and corresponding loss of tax receipts.


23 posted on 09/28/2013 5:46:19 AM PDT by Popman (Liberal wars are about killing people for humanitarian reasons...)
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To: Olog-hai

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.

http://www.usa.gov/directory/federal/

http://www.usdebtclock.org

BIG GOVERNMENT IS CRONY SOCIALISM

Socialism Is Legal Plunder - Bastiat 1801-1850

Above all, if you wish to be strong, begin by rooting out every particle of socialism that may have crept into your legislation. - Bastiat


24 posted on 09/28/2013 6:02:22 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Olog-hai

Detroit. The citizens of Detroit don’t pay their taxes. Then, they complain. The media runs stories about how long it takes for police and fire units to respond. We are supposed to feel sorry for them even though they won’t pay their own taxes. So, the Democrats grab money from people who don’t live in Detroit to help out the people in Detroit who won’t pay their own taxes. And remember, Detroit gave $100,000,000 in “bonuses” to their retired city employees. If a city suffers from an earthquake, then spend some federal money to help them out. If the citizens of a city continuously elect thieves to steal for them, and then refuse to pay their own taxes, then screw them.


25 posted on 09/28/2013 6:42:50 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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