Skip to comments.Orr tells Michigan lawmakers: 'We need your money' (to bail out Detroit)
Posted on 05/13/2014 11:08:59 AM PDT by reaganaut1Edited on 05/13/2014 11:10:41 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
ANSING, Mich. (AP) — Detroit's emergency manager asked lawmakers Tuesday to quickly approve nearly $195 million in state aid to help the bankrupt city emerge from insolvency, saying frankly, "we need your money" to ensure a compromise on pensions doesn't fall apart.
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The retired city employees should sue the Democrat Party for the money. The Democrats got their money. The Democrat Party has lots of money. They caused this problem. The taxpayers around Michigan didn’t promise those city employees lots of money. The Democrats promised them money. Let the Democrats pay. It’s only fair.
sell the art....
Agreed. Auction off the vacant lots and abandoned buildings and START OVER.
Can’t they just borrow the money from GM?
It’s not entirely the fault of the dimocRAT paprty. The dumb a$$ voters that kept putting RATS in office for the last fifty years share the other half of the blame. They can help bail out Detroit.
They don’t have any money. You have to sue the people that have money, and the Democrat Party has LOTS of money.
I’d rather that we bail out Detroit than taxpayers nationwide. When the piper comes due in many much larger cities verging on collapse I want to have a legitimate standing to say “No F’n way”.
I think we should just give Detroit to Canada.
"Freedom is the sure possession of those alone
who have the courage to defend it."
And almost all the paintings were given in trust for the perpetual enjoyment of the residents of the city. Were they now to be auctioned off the heirs of the donors could sue and recover the art-work.
Some part of the collection was bought with the budget, those could be probably be sold.
Property rights are no longer really meaningful. It's sort of sad that when the "white flight" took place, the feeling citizens did not have the presence of mind to take their museums with them.
I have many relatives buried in Detroit cemeteries. There is a small industry of people moving their dead outside the city, so it's not just the living who are leaving.
Detroit Boat Club - a sad decrepit relic of bygone times.
My grandfather was vice-Admiral of that club, my father proposed to my mother during dinner there.
I’d like to know when the people who will be paying for the pensions get to vote on that proposal.
As far as I can tell the city does own The Wedding Dance. Obviously only a fool would sell everything but there are a lot of extremely valuable objects and selling 2 or 3 would be an acceptable loss for taking care of the immediate shortfall.
Obviously its the long term debt that is the real problem in Detroit and the only way out that I see is through privatization of services and slashing taxes on business large and small.
Detroit was once the most modern city in the world. Amazing what half a century of Progressive control can do.
And the politicians running the city of Detroit were not obviously "progressive", they were more like Black Nationalists. Coleman Young wasn't trying to be the new TR, more like a local version of Robert Mugabe. If you want a short hand I would say "blacks" is about 10 times more accurate than "progressives", but a lot more politically incorrect.
A great book about the fall of Detroit.
At a minimum: extremely politically incorrect, and probably crossing the line into "racism" in some sense, but it is also factual, footnoted, and fearless.
Eric Holder asked for honest discussion about race. Paul Kersey met the request.
City of Detroit entered the Twilight Zone on a hot summer night in 1967.
I witnessed it.
Detroit Denby, Class of 1967
Good lord !
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