Detroit files for bankruptcy, stage s...

Detroit files for bankruptcy, stage set for court fight

There are 91 comments on the West Australian story from Jul 19, 2013, titled Detroit files for bankruptcy, stage set for court fight. In it, West Australian reports that:

Detroit filed the largest-ever municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history on Thursday, marking a new low for a city that was the cradle of the U.S. automotive industry and setting the stage for a costly court battle with creditors.

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the ripper

Baltimore, MD

#29 Jul 19, 2013
Detroit needs to change its image.....like maybe change the name to something like Hymie town, no , another town already uses that, well they need to come up with something .

How about Halloween town.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#30 Jul 19, 2013
Un-hyphenated American wrote:
<quoted text>If Obama had a City...it would look like Detroit!
And, he with his MANAGERS will transfer every item for a vote.

“It's Time to Defeat Terrorism ”

Since: May 11

NYC

#31 Jul 19, 2013
Undoubtedly, America liberal states will follow Detroit soon. Like American people under the radical liberal rule of Obama and his IRS, NSA and EPA henchmen, Detroit fell victim to the liberalism agenda of theft, deceit and lies. Detroit people paid the price for the corruption of Obama and his party of the liberal Democrats that stole the money of the city in daylight and redistribute money to the liberal Unions free pension and free healthcare, free food stamps to illegal invaders and failed Obamacare that is free to all the sick of the world. Nevertheless, the fall of Detroit under the rule of the corrupt liberals in Sodom & Gomorrah style regime is similar to the fall of America under the dictator Obama and his IRS, NSA and EPA army that is used by the dictator to fight the taxpaying conservative opposition by all means. America is falling to bankruptcy under Obama and printing money by the Fed. Reserve chief Bernanke will stop soon as the printed money remained the only money that keeps America and the world moving forward day in and day out.
Sterkfontein Swartkrans

Richmond, IN

#32 Jul 19, 2013
I'm not in the least bit surprised by Detroit's bankruptcy. I remember watching a Detroit city council meeting a few years ago. One black woman who was a council member told a white businessman who wanted to open a business in Detroit that the city could do without whites and called him a 'cracker' among other racial insults. Corruption is rampant in Detroit. I remember when Detroit was a thriving prosperous city and now it's a crime ridden hellhole!

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#33 Jul 19, 2013
Just wait for his retirement destination, the Hawaii WhiteHouse is being completed.
Cat74

United States

#36 Jul 19, 2013
A black journalist said yesterday Detroit is in bankruptcy because of corruption, and incompetence. They just recently elected a Republican Governor that broke the stranglehold of the Unions, and will fix Detroit but that will take time. Detroit has not had a Republican Mayor since 1962.
Cat74

United States

#37 Jul 19, 2013
If Obama was a city, he would be Detroit.
Gravediggers

Boynton Beach, FL

#38 Jul 19, 2013
The people of Detroit elected the people who failed them.

The government should not rescue this city from their own failures.

There are more cities to come with the same problems.

Responsible states, counties, cities, responsible citizens should not bear the monetary burden of those who elected to spend foolishly.

Vote for a FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE candidate in the next election at all levels of government.
ima- Ilis Myka Ashanti

El Paso, TX

#39 Jul 19, 2013
What was "o"'s promising supporting words to Detroit?!!! for 50-60 yrs Detroit has been under the democrats weakening HOLD and how has it benefited them to have their unions? ONLY TO BREAK THE CITY AND PLUNGE IT INTO AN ABYSS it won't get out of EVER! "O" HASN'T HELPED, has he? and this is his city, these are ALL HIS PERSECUTED, PROFILED PEOPLE! People of Detroit, thank your messiah.....FOR A JOB WELL DONE ON KEEPING HIS PROMISE TO NOT LET THE CITY GO DOWN! California, is already in a shit hole, and again the messiah hasn't helped AT ALL. TOO MANY ILLEGALS RUNNING AROUND RUINING IT FOR EVERYONE! no more money to support them and their anchors so whats next for them? maybe go back to their countries? they've ruined the area they invaded having trespassed.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#40 Jul 19, 2013
See the Light wrote:
<quoted text>Wrong! They have been Democrapper controlled for over 50 years. That's why their broke. Bunch of ignoramuses, your reaping what you sow. Eat Crow and call Mitt Romney.
Mitt? Too late for him. There's nothing left
to pillage. No pension funds left to plunder.
Even a vulture like Romney would just walk away
from this one.

Since: Dec 07

Humble, TX

#41 Jul 19, 2013
Gary wrote:
<quoted text>
Mitt? Too late for him. There's nothing left
to pillage. No pension funds left to plunder.
Even a vulture like Romney would just walk away
from this one.
Bullshit, dork. Romney has saved more companies and businesses along with jobs than all the demorat polticians combined. Your fabrications are becoming more humorous each day.

2011....Bain capital voted best compnay to work for in USA after Romney turned it around in 1991. http://www.businessinsider.com/romney-bain-co...

And you voted for the iept communtiy organizer in the WH now....fkn briliant.

Since: Dec 07

Humble, TX

#42 Jul 19, 2013
Gary wrote:
<quoted text>
Mitt? Too late for him. There's nothing left
to pillage. No pension funds left to plunder.
Even a vulture like Romney would just walk away
from this one.
BTB, he's expanding the hotel chain of Marriott and working with his son creating more companies and jobs.

Oblumer is creating more problems and vactations.
Dr huxtable

Philadelphia, PA

#43 Jul 19, 2013
Don't count the negroes out they built the pyramids after all
Can't Detroit base their economy around basketball and colt 45
Cat74

United States

#44 Jul 19, 2013
Detroit had over 200,000 people at one time. Now they have 80,000, and most of them are unemployed. They have no school system. They can't pay their retirees, but a judge just said they cannot file for bankruptcy. Their problem stems from Democrat corruption, and minority incompetence. They couldn't overcome Affirmative Action. It took them over 50 years, but they obviously won't be fixed until the next election.
Ralph

Coleman, MI

#45 Jul 19, 2013
I thought obummer had saved Detroit with the auto bailout.
Goldwaterite

Stillwater, OK

#47 Jul 19, 2013
NAUSEAING UPDATE: Tulane’s “lisping loon” strikes again!

Melissa Harris-Perry [who teaches college!] opined on Detroit: "What it looks like when Government is small enough to drown" Oh.

There’s “an elephant in the living room", and it isn't the GOP, Melissa babe.
One-half century of one-party socialist rule in our major cities has been an abominable failure.
Detroit imploded about the same time your mind did. 1950 pop.= 1.7 million; 2010 pop.= 700,000 They have to blame someone or something other than themselves.
Congrats, libs. Real bang-up job in our cities!
serfs up

Ormond Beach, FL

#48 Jul 19, 2013
Goldwaterite wrote:
NAUSEAING UPDATE: Tulane’s “lisping loon” strikes again!
Melissa Harris-Perry [who teaches college!] opined on Detroit: "What it looks like when Government is small enough to drown" Oh.
There’s “an elephant in the living room", and it isn't the GOP, Melissa babe.
One-half century of one-party socialist rule in our major cities has been an abominable failure.
Detroit imploded about the same time your mind did. 1950 pop.= 1.7 million; 2010 pop.= 700,000 They have to blame someone or something other than themselves.
Congrats, libs. Real bang-up job in our cities!
Is that the light skin black woman with the crab skull?
Kermudgeon

Buffalo, NY

#49 Jul 19, 2013
Eighthman wrote:
Detroit is the perfect example of "Black Power"
Exactly. I remember going to Detroit in '73 and it was a disaster way back then. Blacks in government positions of power are typically so corrupt that it leads to a Detroit type failure.
Lamer

Norwalk, OH

#50 Jul 19, 2013
See the Light wrote:
<quoted text>Your'e afraid to look up because you know your wrong, but keep your hallucinations, I don't care.
here retard, i looked it up for you:
Michigan state senate: 38 members

12 Dems - 26 Repubs

Repub Lt. Gov.
Repub Gov.

Michigan house has 110 Members:
50 Dem - 59 Repubs - 1 Indy

Now retard, tell me again how you looked it up and i am still wrong??

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan_House_...
http://www.senate.michigan.gov/members/member...

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#51 Jul 19, 2013
Lamer wrote:
<quoted text>
here retard, i looked it up for you:
Michigan state senate: 38 members
12 Dems - 26 Repubs
Repub Lt. Gov.
Repub Gov.
Michigan house has 110 Members:
50 Dem - 59 Repubs - 1 Indy
Now retard, tell me again how you looked it up and i am still wrong??
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan_House_...
http://www.senate.michigan.gov/members/member...
Its not the Governor and the State responsibility to Run detroit. that is the Mayor and city council job. And failure of Detroit rest on them.

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