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Unions ask Obama for Detroit bailout
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Megan R. Wilson

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 7/26/2013 10:29:56 PM

Union leaders are calling on Congress and President Obama to provide a federal bailout to the city of Detroit. The executive council of the AFL-CIO, the nation’s largest labor federation, called for an “immediate infusion of federal assistance for Detroit” to be matched by Michigan, which they say has not done enough to keep the city from going through bankruptcy. “Bankruptcy must not be used as a tool to impoverish city of Detroit workers or retirees. City workers have already made severe concessions to keep the city afloat,” the executive council said in a statement.

Of course they are! Will it be paid by 0bama money?? If this is done you can expect a domino effect of bankrupt blue cities across this country expecting the same treatment and further bankrupt the government. Democrats are evil, corrupt, incompetent jerks.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Bohallx, 7/26/2013 10:34:00 PM     (No. 9444517)

When Detroit´s corrupt Democrat regime began placing openly Communist mayors and city council members in charge of stuff back in the 1960s they set the stage for the arrival of a Worker´s and Peasants sort of existence.

Currently there are entirely too many buiildings still around to allow much for the peasants to do, but that´s coming ~ with this bankruptcy.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: god of irony, 7/26/2013 10:45:43 PM     (No. 9444532)

Let them eat cake.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 7/26/2013 10:47:23 PM     (No. 9444535)

Since the AFL-CIO is so in love with Detroit, I think they should fully invest the Union pension funds in the bailout and then take over the city and run it themselves.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: cartcart, 7/26/2013 11:05:23 PM     (No. 9444554)

Hell no! We have done enough.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: PageTurner, 7/26/2013 11:12:14 PM     (No. 9444563)

How about selling off the UAW luxury golf course frequented by the union elites?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: RedWhiteBlue, 7/26/2013 11:41:19 PM     (No. 9444584)

Let the UNION THUGS bail them out. They should put their ill-gotten money where their filthy mouth is!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: miceal, 7/27/2013 12:06:42 AM     (No. 9444605)

I´m extending two fingers towards the AFL/CIO leadership and NO it does not mean you are number eleven......

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Reply 8 - Posted by: CJohnson, 7/27/2013 12:53:33 AM     (No. 9444642)

I lost that lottery having guessed they would be squealing at the trough in 7 days. I also placed a bet that it will be decreed racist not to bail out Detroit.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 7/27/2013 1:47:57 AM     (No. 9444667)

What a cancer! I´m sure Obama will find a way to feed this tumor.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/27/2013 1:51:14 AM     (No. 9444670)

The union has money. Let them own Destroyit.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Rinktum, 7/27/2013 3:10:45 AM     (No. 9444714)

The unions bought and paid for the democrats to run Detroit. Now they want a bailout? Don´t be silly. Haven´t you heard, you get what you pay for? Unions own this lock, stock and barrel. You fell in with the socialists, now deal with it. Ever notice how the unions are a microcosm of socialism? The big guys enjoy huge bennies and perks at the expense of the members? They use intimidation and force to keep the members in line. The members are for the most part, useful idiots, parroting the union line against all common sense. This is a true worker´s paradise until the money runs out. Money´s gone. City is destroyed. Had enough?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: dragonlearner, 7/27/2013 4:59:59 AM     (No. 9444743)

I´d bet a huge amount that there will be a federal bailout.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: KTWO, 7/27/2013 5:13:16 AM     (No. 9444746)

Since a federal bail-out is certain to make it worse I suppose that is what O will rig up.

In broad terms.

He can´t get the money directly from Congress so he will use funds meant for other purposes. Smoke and mirrors will make the deal hard to understand and the media will praise him.

Other cities and states having problems, and many are, will see the bail-out and want the same deal. Illinois, with Chicago, needs five times the money that Detroit needs.

I expect Obama to tell the Treasury to ignore the debt limit anyway. Reid and the Senate will protect him.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: bugger, 7/27/2013 5:50:59 AM     (No. 9444753)

Feeding the fire. More money down a black hole. Insanity, more of the same will not rectify the situation. It will buy a small amount of time for a few at best.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Trigger2, 7/27/2013 6:10:56 AM     (No. 9444771)

No, no, no. Why should my tax money bail those greedy unions out? To hell with them.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: coldborezero, 7/27/2013 9:08:20 AM     (No. 9444967)

The dems will bailout Detroit as sure as the sun rising in the east. The republicans will squeal like little schoolgirls for a short time and then cave as they always do. Republicans are cowards. Democrats are relentless, remorseless pit bulls in pursuit of power. Republicans deserve to lose because the are congenital LOSERS!

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