Michigan Judge Halts Detroit Bankruptcy; Sends Order To Barack Obama Because He ‘Bailed Out Detroit’

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The Michigan Circuit Judge who blocked Detroit’s filing for bankruptcy protection put an exclamation point on her rulings, stipulating in her judgment Friday that President Barack Obama be sent a copy of her order, saying he “bailed out Detroit” and should be involved in figuring out how public employees’ pension funds won’t be raided to pay off creditors.

Aquilina was doubtless referencing the Obama Administration’s extension of $80 billion in loans, begun under George W. Bush, to automotive companies that hemorrhaged money in 2008 and 2009.

Under the judge’s order, Republican Governor Rick Snyder and Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr can’t start talking with creditors about how to write off debt until the pensions of public employees can be guaranteed, as required by the Michigan State Constitution.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Friday the President has no plans to become involved in a bailout of what could be the biggest American city to file for bankruptcy in U.S. history. Vice President Joe Biden, meanwhile, was telling reporters in Washington “We don’t know at this point” if the government will step in.

Senator Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) message was a bit less muddled Friday, as he said the President would bail out Detroit “over my dead body.”

 

Ben Bullard

Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

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  • CJ

    Obama made a promise with money that wasn’t his to promise, so HE should be PERSONALLY responsible to pay. Don’t put this on the tax payers to effectively pay their own pension.

    • BTeboe

      That is exactly right. If he wants to bail out Detroit I say to him ‘get busy’, but don’t you dare use taxpayer money.

      • k5r4

        President George HW bush bailed out New York City because NYC is a world class city. When the rest of the world thinks of this country, the city that they associate with this country is NYC. In addition, when tourists visit this country they visit NYC, Washington DC, San Francisco, Honolulu. Detroit is not in the top 10 or 20 which are some of the reasons why Detroit will not be bailed out

        • Quester55

          What’s your point, Obama did just as bad, Bailing out N.Y.C. & parts of Jersey, After the Storm, So What?k5r4,

  • aclay777

    Obama is to is to busy sending our money (without approval) to Muslims, he can’t deal with Americans, the con is over he’s strengthening Muslim nation while weakening ours, wake up Detroit, you voted for him.

    • Native Blood

      Really, You rekon that nothing gets sent to Izzrayell?
      The only reason troops are still in the middle east is for

      the benefit of izzrayel. It would not be so bad if this country

      wasn’t so badly impoverished and unemployed, now the AIPAC
      is behind this illegal alien invasion so they can manipulate another
      impoverishment of the US. Need proof? lookitup yourself.

      • Quester55

        Slandering a Nation like ISRAEL, Is The Fool’s Way of showing the world just what kind of Communist you really are!

  • Stuart Shepherd

    He should just write another executive order or unconstitutional mandate. The congress and the law just get in the way all the time, anyway.

  • Chester

    CJ. BTeboe, Obama DIDN’T bail out Detroit, G W Bush did that all by his lonesome. With the ball already in play, would have been pretty hard for the new (at the time) president to step in and say stop.

    • Abby701

      Here we go blaming Bush again. I have some swamp land in Florida to sell you. Anything Bush did could have been stopped under the new regime. So stop with the blame game; you have to stop drinking the kool aid.

    • flyovercindy

      Mr. Obama took a lot of credit then, for something Bush “did all by his lonesome”. Barry was pretty proud of “saving” the American auto industry, and liked to hold it up as his accomplishment…
      Can’t have it both ways Chester…

    • Bill

      More wisdom from Chester the molester

      • Quester55

        You know Bill, Referring to Someone as being a MOLESTER, May seem Funny to a Communist like Yourself, But none of us see it as being Funny.

        • Bill

          So now I will refer to you as Quester the molester.
          Does that make you feel better, Comrade

    • Ted Crawford

      Au Contraire! Bush ’43’ did create the TARP plan! However he personally dispersed only 1/3rd. of the funds appropriated for the plan. Understanding that Obama would need to make the decisions as the problems displayed themselves. If Bush had shown this much wisdom in other matters, such as the appropriate use of the Veto, during his Administration we might now have a quality President instead of this Narcissistic Incompentent! Bush focused, primarily on the Banks and financial institutions. Obama was the one who made the decision to bailout GM and Chrysler!

    • Ted Crawford

      Au Contraire! Bush ’43’ did create the TARP plan! However he personally dispersed only 1/3rd. of the funds appropriated for the plan. Understanding that Obama would need to make the decisions as the problems displayed themselves. If Bush had shown this much wisdom in other matters, such as the appropriate use of the Veto, during his Administration we might now have a quality President instead of this Narcissistic Incompentent! Bush focused, primarily on the Banks and financial institutions. Obama was the one who made the decision to bailout GM and Chrysler!

    • Quester55

      That has never bothered Obama in the Past, Why should it stop the Little Communist Now?

  • John Woodbury

    At last we know what liberals do when they run out of other peoples money.

  • Average_Joe56
  • Quester55

    The Judge would be better off, trying to Push a Jackass UP the Niagara Falls, or walking all the way to the moon without a rocket!
    Obama is a Highly Trained communist, in the art of MISDIRECTION & LYING!
    His so-called Bail-outs are nothing more than numbers & letters on paper, that tend to get lost, when their needed most. Couple that with his Silver Tongue & the Lies he tells, Detroit, will quickly become a pile of ash!, before Obama will step up to the plate.
    By the way, what ever did happen to the Billions, that Obama Gave them?
    did the money go to Obama’s off shore Untouchable Bank Accounts?

  • Quester55

    Detroit, is the First [HIT] City, to fall to ashes, under OBAMA’S Plan to Destroy our Country from within it’s Infrastructure .
    He’s doing what comes naturally to his MUSLIM/COMMUNISTIC Training, ” Be a Friend to Everyone, & When they are looking the other way, STAB them in the Back.!!

    • Vis Fac

      No Detroit is NOT the first city to “fall to ashes” In late 2011 The City of San Bernardino CA filed bankruptcy leaving the entire city without effective police protection and other services until county resources were made available. The City Manager advised people to stay off the streets and “lock and load” something I find odd with a one dimensional liberal.

      • Quester55

        Did you read the Whole story, or just skim over it?
        It was stated that Detroit was the Largest city ( SO FAR ) To Declare Bankruptcy!
        However, It’ will be back, Just as soon as OBAMA STEALS More of our RETIREMENT FUNDS & SOCIAL SECURITY Monies!

  • Quester55

    I said it once & I’ll say it Again, Obama makes Me Ashamed to be a Brother of the same race. May the Lord Allow him to Repent & turn around before He(OBAMA) Destroys this country!!

    • Ted Crawford

      It’s my understanding that, from the Lords point of view, that opportunity is, and has always been available to him. However, given the fact that his extreme Narcissism, since November 6, 2012, has Metastasized into full blown Self-Aggrandization, that’s even less likely than hitting the Lottery, twice in a row!

  • ChuckS123

    The liberals in Detroit got themselves into their mess, so they shouldn’t be bailed out. California either. The city unions and the auto company unions are a big part of their problem.

  • dan

    now that’s funny…you touch,you break it,it’s yours and you pay for it

  • ONTIME

    When the Faker and his thuggs nationalized GM, the cheated the bond holders out of their investment and piled money into the union benefits fund, the government forced a contract break, the government union workers need to suffer a contract break and lose their investment as did the bond investors…..sorry folks, in the real world stuff happens.

    • Jack

      Why is it that people who write for PLD constantly have to distort or outright lie about things they write about?

      Mr. Bullard claims that the judge said that President Barack Obama be sent a copy of her order, saying he “bailed out Detroit” and should be involved in figuring out how public employees’ pension funds won’t be raided to pay off creditors.

      If you bother to check the references for the information you will see that the Detroit Free Press article only says that the Judge said that Obama “bailed out Detroit” and may want to look into the pension issue”. Additionally, if you linked to the actual Order the Judge signed, it merely says that a copy of the order is to be transmitted to President Obama.

      The Judge’s ruling was based upon the provisions of Michigan’s Constitution and its “Emergency Manager” statutes. She ruled the

      Emergency Manager statutes that authorized the filing of the Detroit bankruptcy petitioner violated the State’s Constitution, hence the Bankruptcy Petition could not be filed.

      Mr. Bullard, aren’t there enough legitimate things you can find to complain about Obama? Why do you have to distort this matter into an unfounded attack on Obama?

      • Justsomeguy151

        Don’t hurt yrself bending over backwards defending a Kenyan fraud that doesn’t deserve yr benefit of the doubt., I see nothing wrong w/ the article whatsoever, except for the subjects and how they constantly screw things up.

  • Rosey21

    BO and his Gangstas will keep right on partying and vacationing and won’t even skip a beat. Hows that for a truth proven by past behavior? His reputation precedes him and we can only expect him to continue to live up to it. As if he were in competition with the dead Nero for his fiddle.

    And as far as Detroit goes, I would expect that even more people will be leaving by the droves till there will be nothing left at all but one big ghetto. I feel sorry for a once proud and bustling hub of prosperity frittered away to ruin. Such a shame.