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    re: Judge rules Detroit bankruptcy filing UNCONSTITUTIONAL[W:584]

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    Governments cannot declare bankruptcy IMHO, governments should always pay their way. If a company goes into business with individuals and/or companies he knows he always runs the risk of not getting paid due to bankruptcy risks, but a company should always be able to count on getting paid by government in any shape or form.

    Governments have to pay their way, always and in all situations and not weasel out by declaring bankruptcy.
    It sounds like you are saying that government has a green light to happily live far outside their means, mismanage their finances and tax/spend to oblivion. In other words, not be responsible for being stupid. I think governments should also have the right to declare bankruptcy, but it should be followed by requirements of the heads of whatever state to spend 10 yrs in prison right in there with the general prison population. Not in the tennis club confinements these types typically get. This predicament is the result of liberal government practices... give the whiners what they want , tax the people who work for a living to death and party hardy into the night.

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    re: Judge rules Detroit bankruptcy filing UNCONSTITUTIONAL[W:584]

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    don't we owe the people who worked all their life, a pension? or do we give them a iou?
    Let the unions cover the pensions.

    BTW, you remember Enron? My parents lost about 1/3 of their retirement funds. The teacher's union got bailed out over that by the federal government. My parents did not. It's time for the government to stop picking the winners and losers.

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    re: Judge rules Detroit bankruptcy filing UNCONSTITUTIONAL[W:584]

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    I cannot tell you how many union meetings I have attended over several decades where that message was sent to leadership by angry members.
    And yet, union rank and file just kept on electing the same union leadership that helped put Detroit into the crapper, and let them donate union dues to liberal causes and candidates who continually perpetuated this disaster. And they have the gonads to fight the bankruptcy.

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    re: Judge rules Detroit bankruptcy filing UNCONSTITUTIONAL[W:584]

    Quote Originally Posted by Woodman909 View Post
    And yet, union rank and file just kept on electing the same union leadership that helped put Detroit into the crapper, and let them donate union dues to liberal causes and candidates who continually perpetuated this disaster. And they have the gonads to fight the bankruptcy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tech30528 View Post
    Let the unions cover the pensions.
    and now is this where somebody is suppose to say "let the military raise their own budget"? It would make just as much sense as that ridiculous suggestion.
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    re: Judge rules Detroit bankruptcy filing UNCONSTITUTIONAL[W:584]

    Quote Originally Posted by Woodman909 View Post
    And yet, union rank and file just kept on electing the same union leadership that helped put Detroit into the crapper, and let them donate union dues to liberal causes and candidates who continually perpetuated this disaster. And they have the gonads to fight the bankruptcy.
    Perhaps you can tell us the factors that led to this disaster?
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    re: Judge rules Detroit bankruptcy filing UNCONSTITUTIONAL[W:584]

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Perhaps you can tell us the factors that led to this disaster?
    Some, but certainly not all factors include:
    City unions getting everything they ever asked for.
    City government giving them everything they ever asked for, so they can stay in office.
    Spending $100M+ more than they have since 2005.
    Watching the tax base slowly evacuate the city.

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    re: Judge rules Detroit bankruptcy filing UNCONSTITUTIONAL[W:584]

    Quote Originally Posted by Woodman909 View Post
    Some, but certainly not all factors include:
    City unions getting everything they ever asked for.
    City government giving them everything they ever asked for, so they can stay in office.
    Spending $100M+ more than they have since 2005.
    Watching the tax base slowly evacuate the city.
    Lets start with your first item.

    Please provide verifiable evidence for this claim.
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    re: Judge rules Detroit bankruptcy filing UNCONSTITUTIONAL[W:584]

    Detroit should serve as a small scale model to the entire US government spending. Eventually it all collapses due to improper management, pocketing money, taking bribes, etc. So it took about 50-60 years for Detroit to collapse. The question is when do we start the clock on the US government?
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