Skip to comments.Detroit bankruptcy trial gets under way
Posted on 10/23/2013 3:51:48 PM PDT by Libloather
Nonetheless, unions and pension funds are challenging Detroit on the eligibility question. They claim emergency manager Kevyn Orr, who acquired nearly unfettered control over city finances following his appointment by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, was not genuinely interested in negotiating when they met with his team in June and July.
Orr insists pension funds are short $3.5 billion and health coverage also needs to be overhauled.
Evidence will show that Orr planned to file bankruptcy long before the purported negotiations had run their course, confirming that the negotiations were no more than a check-the-box exercise on the way to the courthouse, Babette Ceccotti, an attorney for the United Auto Workers, said in a court filing.
Earle Erman, attorney for Detroits public safety unions, said the city has cut wages and changed health care benefits without across-the-table talks. Lawyer Sharon Levine, whos representing the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, said the city spent months mapping out its path to Chapter 9, not looking for compromises that could keep Detroit out of bankruptcy.
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Husseincare covers that.
The fruit of democrat racist socialism on the coroner’s slab.
Hell, Detroit is atrophying back into wilderness for crying out loud (complete with the Law of the Jungle). Who needs a park?
They should strip looter-class Detroiters of their right to vote and evict them from the city. Then, turn half of Detroit, complete with murder chalk-lines, into a museum detailing how
liberalism communism destroys everything it touches.
They can charge admission and use the proceeds to pay off Detroit's debts.
The other half of Detroit, they can charge admission to allow people to torch the remaining buildings. After that, bulldoze it and salt the earth remaining.
You can only negotiate based on what you have and that ain’t much.
Let the whole city return to the wilderness
will the last person leaving detroit remember to turn the lights off.
We all need Detroit to blaze the trail through this, break the AFSME Union and the MEA. Need for the Levin brothers to assume room temp soon as well as John Conyers.
The country definitely needs a way forward because nearly every large city in America is far deeper in debt than Detroit.
Frankly, anyone not seriously looking for a solution is completely worthless and is no better than those who created the problem in the first place.
“Frankly, anyone not seriously looking for a solution is completely worthless and is no better than those who created the problem in the first place.”
They are looking for a solution... Bankruptcy. That’t the only viable solution at this point. Get it? There is NO money.
Wouldn’t it be better as a movie set? For post-apocalyptic movies, that sort of thing?
“Need for the Levin brothers to assume room temp soon as well as John Conyers.”
Well. looking at their ages, if they don’t retire soon, they are going to be “Lautencorpsed!”
City revenue comes from productive enterprises and people with knowledge and skills willing to work. The economic failure of Detroit goes deeper than money flow—it goes to the heart of what it means to be a human being. Detroit is a warehouse for defective humans who consume but do not produce. Detroit is rotten in its soul and Barack Hussein Obama is spreading this disease everywhere.
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