There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences.
P. J. O'Rourke
The city is broke. They do not have the funds to pay their debts. What are they supposed to do? Are the citizens of Michigan that DON'T live or vote in the city of Detroit somehow liable for this debt? Whether you realize it or not, that is exactly what you are saying. Maybe the courts will rule that the this is indeed the case but think of the slippery slope that ruling would set up. It would basically give cities the green light to spend to their hearts content knowing that, ultimately, the state would have to bail them out. Seems to me that ruling this way would be incredibly irresponsible.
2016: NONE OF THE ABOVE
I have no idea where this THEFT come in. Or are you using the term the way some right wing extremists use the term THEFT in place of taxation?
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
It depends. How did they get the taxation? Did they take it from by force and without the peoples consent? They did you say? Well then, it's theft. To put it lightly you're supporting theft right now. Congrats?I have no idea where this THEFT come in. Or are you using the term the way some right wing extremists use the term THEFT in place of taxation?
If there ever was an issue with government corruption this is a great, tragic, example. You can't legislate that taxpayers ensure your political cronies have ZERO risk in the economy on taxpayer subsidized rates and investments for their entire life. Democrats have been using government to collect taxes and redistribute to their operatives and base for decades, it's the old tried and true liberal political machine. That it lasts as long as it does is a testament to how good you guys are at ****ing over the rest of us, no doubt...you should be applauded for that. But the music as others pointed out, eventually stops.
The public workers are just as much a victim here as the taxpayers, let's not lose sight of that. You and your ilk have sold them what you should never have tried to sell them, because it was not yours to begin with. They were suckered by that tried and true political propaganda and now they have to bear that burden.