Skip to comments.Obama administration plans $320 million to aid Detroit recovery
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 citys notoriously long emergency response times, and millions more to rehabilitate the citys transportation network.
(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...
They need their walking around money, you know.
How does Obama have discretion to spend billions and billions on his pet projects and graft?
Oh my gosh. That money will sure go far in Detroit. LOL!
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.
does anyone think this will help anything?
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.
Sure, that will buy a lot of Skittles and grape soda.
this story started to surface last week, then it was 100 million
ZERO has to be running out of his stash.
Yup, union leader payoff
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.
“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?
no blowback, so he up it
Insane. A third of a billion dollars just flushed down the crapper formerly known as Detroit.
These millions being poured into housing will house people who do WHAT for a living.
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?”
All of the money will be subverted to the crooks that are the Democrat party.
They must be eliminated.
Well, it certainly doesn't explain this in the article...I guess Barry & Eric will DEEM their deeds (financed by the taxpaying suckas) done.
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.
Did I miss there being an appropriation to bail out Detroit?
Did you read the CR the Senate passed?
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.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
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
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.
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