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Review team: Detroit is in
financial emergency

Associated Press, by Corey Williams

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/19/2013 5:38:36 PM

DETROIT— A state-appointed review team has determined Detroit is in a financial emergency, paving the way for Republican Gov. Rick Snyder to appoint an emergency manager. The team released its findings Tuesday, saying in a report to Snyder that "no satisfactory plan exists to resolve a serious financial problem." Detroit faces a $327 million budget deficit in the current fiscal year and chronic cash-flow issues that have threatened to leave the city without money to pay its workers or other bills. The review team pointed to the city´s ongoing cash crisis.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: yo-yo, 2/19/2013 5:41:41 PM     (No. 9185534)

DUH! Just tax 327 millionaires $1,000,000.00 each.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Halfvast Conspirator, 2/19/2013 5:44:45 PM     (No. 9185543)

This is news?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: krause, 2/19/2013 5:50:03 PM     (No. 9185553)

How could this happen? The press has been exposing all the crooked mayors over the years....haven´t they? Sadly, no.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Blue hen1, 2/19/2013 6:09:37 PM     (No. 9185575)

Preview of coming attractions for this country

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jimK1, 2/19/2013 6:14:36 PM     (No. 9185580)

Time to cut your losses Michigan, give Detroit back to the French, I´m sure they could run it better - oh wait, they´re bankrupt too.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: stablemoney, 2/19/2013 6:15:07 PM     (No. 9185582)

All the blue areas are in a financial crisis. Their pants are always on fire.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Mickturn, 2/19/2013 6:27:11 PM     (No. 9185603)

Start with freezing union pensions, wait for the crying, then WHAM, cut them off.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: FunOne, 2/19/2013 6:28:56 PM     (No. 9185604)

The last republican mayor of Detroit left office on January 2, 1962.

The last white mayor of Detroit left office on January 1, 1974.

Is there a pattern here with black democrats in office committed to spending money like water over Niagara Falls? How about that Obama guy in the White House?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Rafter, 2/19/2013 6:31:34 PM     (No. 9185616)

The Motor City continues with an Amtrak-style train wreck of a budget.

No wonder Harry Houdini nearly drowned himself in the Detroit River
nearly a century ago. He was onto something. Now they are drowning in red ink.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Iowadad, 2/19/2013 6:34:57 PM     (No. 9185619)

I doubt there are more than 327 federal tax payers left in Detroit.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Conservativegirl, 2/19/2013 6:37:37 PM     (No. 9185624)

Too bad, so sad. You get what you asked for, whether you knew it or not. Ignorance and stupidity are no excuse.

Girl´s Hubby

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Reply 12 - Posted by: KTWO, 2/19/2013 6:45:17 PM     (No. 9185631)

In a way we should be grateful Detroit is in this mess. It provides great lessons about how hard it is to improve a truly bad government from within. .

And when those planning the improvements are part of the system then nothing gets better. We can be glad Detroit must meet new, tougher, state standardss.

The process moves slow but it is transparent.

And perhaps the biggest obstacle is still the unstated hope of the entrenched that Washington must and will bail them out. Too big to fail.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: strike3, 2/19/2013 7:05:23 PM     (No. 9185653)

The chickens not only came home to roost, they laid some really bad eggs and crapped all over the coop. Detroit has been a corrupt den of thieves for years and it´s only now crying for help when the bills got too large to hide. Thank Kwami for giving them that final push over the edge. Before you know it, there won´t be enough people left there to set buildings on fire on Devil´s Night.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Bpl40, 2/19/2013 7:12:06 PM     (No. 9185663)

They re-elected the One. He gonna give more...Not to worry.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: ArtieC, 2/19/2013 7:38:15 PM     (No. 9185691)

Let´s see. Who runs Detroit ? Oh yeah liberal democrats. They´ve sucked and bled the city dry and now they want somebody else to pay for it. A pox on their house.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: formerNYer, 2/19/2013 7:59:04 PM     (No. 9185718)

letsee all they need to do is give more money to the poor, keep liberals running the school system, pass a ´living wage,´ make it easier for unions, pass more regulation and raise taxes, yeah that will do it,
Oh and elect more dumbocrats.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Alpha91c, 2/19/2013 8:06:24 PM     (No. 9185724)

Worse yet, it has already passed the point of cultural no return. The only thing to do for Detroit is to spread the population out around Michigan, maybe the upper pennesula would be best, level Detroit and return it to farmland.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Vaquero45, 2/19/2013 8:23:01 PM     (No. 9185739)

To hell with Detroit. I want the whole place to crash and burn. I want to see public unions disbanded, garbage piling up in the streets, no electricity or water, no medical care, and total anarchy. In short, I want the country to see the end result of letting Democrats get elected to ANY position of power.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: wsdiego, 2/19/2013 8:39:50 PM     (No. 9185757)

Detroit, a perfect example of liberal democrat economics! How are the perceptions are reality doing?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 2/19/2013 8:45:54 PM     (No. 9185766)

So? So what?

Do you think that even one demonrat voter will change his or her mind - - and vote for a free-market Constitutionalist in the next election?

No way, Joseph. These morons only know one thing - - they want their stuff - - they want it now - - and they don´t want to pay for it.

How you gonna trump that?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: harper, 2/19/2013 9:14:05 PM     (No. 9185788)

Are there any cities with a similar management profile that are actually not bankrupt?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: chance_232, 2/19/2013 9:30:28 PM     (No. 9185808)

"demographics" aside.........

Who wants to put down money and bet that Detroit continues to vote democrat? Who wants to bet that the citizens of Detroit will continue to insist of higher taxes and more government spending? Who wants to bet that the 56,000 number of whites left in Detroit will be significantly lower by the next election? And finally.......who wants to bet that Arabic will be the primary language spoken in Detroit within the next 20 years???

Go ahead.....call me a racist ...... and then prove that anything that I´ve suggested inst true.......

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Reply 23 - Posted by: rocket scientist, 2/19/2013 10:56:32 PM     (No. 9185925)

Well like they say, as goes Detroit so goes the nation. Detroit has been run into the ground by corrupt black DemocRAT politicians and Union thugs.
Our country is now being "run" by corrupt DemocRAT politicians and Union thugs and a corrupt black DemocRAT pResident in Washington, DC. Union thugs Andy Stern and Richard Trumka were some of Obama´s most frequent visitors to the White House.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/20/2013 8:16:56 AM     (No. 9186341)

Detroit is run by blacks. It wasn´t that long ago where I heard a black council woman ranting and raving that Detroit had no financial problems; that they just needed to hike taxes some more; and that the state should keep their noses out of Detroit business.

Sounds just like Barry & Co., doesn´t it?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: bamboozle, 2/20/2013 10:46:21 PM     (No. 9188014)

you can sometimes fix ignorant, but stupid is forever or what´s the point of being stupid if you can´t show it off?

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