Detroit Bankrupt

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by island1fox, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. island1fox

    island1fox Well-Known Member

    As all the "Experts" claim --Bankrupt--the U.S. --NEVER.

    Detroit first major city --Retired workers really going to feel it ---People have to wake up---There cannot be more takers than producers:sad-little:
  2. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Illinois will be the first state. Their pension system is a disaster.
  3. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    I get tired of unions always getting blamed when the problems are mostly public employee unions. The media never makes a distinction between public (paid for by tax dollars) and private unions. The news articles infer the problem in Detroit is the auto unions when its a completely different issue.
  4. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    I'm told that in June of 2012, Obama said, "I saved Detroit"
    What happened?
  5. tonyexpress

    tonyexpress Whac-A-Troll Patrol Staff Member

    Motown's problems have been mounting for six decades and are the result of economic decline and rule by government unions. City hall made unsustainable promises to public employees so retirement obligations now constitute half of its $18.5 billion debt.


  6. Upsmule

    Upsmule Well-Known Member

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    --Albert Einstein

    Go ahead keep voting democrat. THIS time, they'll change things.
  7. rod

    rod retired and happy

    He also said "he could have been Travon Martin"---------------------------------------------------no comment
  8. Upsmule

    Upsmule Well-Known Member

    Yeah, in the wrong place at the wrong time.
  9. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

  10. Upsmule

    Upsmule Well-Known Member

  11. Crazy Diamond

    Crazy Diamond Robot Extraordinaire

    So you're voting Democrat next election, Upsmule? *sarcasm font off*
  12. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    You can't bail out Detroit. How many other cities are watching closely??? They'll all want bail outs too.
  13. Upsmule

    Upsmule Well-Known Member

    touché ;)
  14. MenInBrown

    MenInBrown Active Member

    He turned Zimmerman into a white guy too.
  15. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Well, Looks like half the bridge to Detroit is up for sale - Canada wants to buy it ! :)
    The whole State of California might be up next for grabs !
  16. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

  17. island1fox

    island1fox Well-Known Member

    Biden claims he has no idea if the Federal Government can bail out Detroit --Obama knows nothing about until he reads the Sunday's papers after a game of golf.
  18. tonyexpress

    tonyexpress Whac-A-Troll Patrol Staff Member

    Tell you what...You can take the politicians that are running our state for FREE!!
  19. Upsmule

    Upsmule Well-Known Member

    Just like the 70's....this truly does say it all. Can't wait till Nov 2014. Hopefully we can begin the arduous process of re-'righting' America.......AGAIN.
  20. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    I lived in Detroit in the 70's. ( I remember looking out the apt window, since I was not allowed outside alone) and seeing gas go from 25cents to 50, and everyone complaining about it. And watching the gas lines. I was 15, didnt know much about politics. Wondering how people could live like animals in cages. Coming from the country, it was a rough year for me. I hated every minute. Watching tv, and having two stations with local news, I did see how murder rate was so high, ended up being murder capital of the world that year. Stores getting robbed constantly, gunshots constantly. Still to this day, I do not know why anyone would want to live there, and I guess the economy had to be better then............................