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

July 19, 2013 by  

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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  • atrueamerician

    I’m sure they knew all this when Obuma gave them the 80 billion bailout…I’m also sure those who inherited the 80 bil lion lined their pockets so they would be able to live high off the hog after it was gone…liberals always generate exactly the opposite of their stated intent…always..also any state or city ran by liberals are all going to end the same way….under bankruptcy at some point….it’s just a matter of time before it actually happens… but it’s going to happen eventually….

    • CAM 2

      How very true. And since all it takes is 51% of Americans to be on the public dole, I have serious doubts fiscal sanity will ever prevail again.

      • reddogpatch

        Detroit is a total wash, hopelessly lost cause. bulldozer action is now all that’s needed to put the town back to pasture land..then give it back to the American Indians its rightful owners..

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  • Molon Labe

    One for the history books:
    Q what happened to Laissez-faire?
    A Barrack Hussein Obama.

    • Jon

      Your entry is witty but slightly off the mark the new deal really is where that idea was killed and every progressive since then in both parties have killed it at every step. It is like crediting the last domino to fall with doing all the work. Hussain didn’t do in this great nation all by himself he got a lot of help doing it. Know anyone that did not vote? They helped. The senator from Arizona he and his rino’s helped. You see we have had every option to stop this train wreck but we only stand by and watch the carriage. Guess we have built this golden calf the question is will we destroy it and turn from our wicked ways. Return to the path of righteousness. I never preach so this is very unlike me but it does not make it less true.

  • shadow1776

    The employees shouldn’t suffer for the companies failings. Just like the people shouldn’t suffer for the Government.

    • Tommy cunningham

      The employee’s thru the union asked for outrageous benefits so yea they should suffer. The ones who shouldn’t suffer are tax payers like me paying for their benefits, if one dime of tax money goes to bail them out then the tax payers should get benefits from the company also!!! If I pay for it, I damn we’ll better get some of it!!!!!

    • Jon

      But we are the government so how does that work. Just as these employees that you are so concerned over allowed their unions to drive up the cost of their bebifits until there is nothing left. Guess what the country is next just look at the glearing similarities, crushing debt and no one willing to say look I know things are tough I can live with a little less to keep from living with nothing at all. It will be a sad day when the bills are due now and there is nothing left to pay them with. Guess we can sell china both coast lines maybe that will pay off one of our creditors. Think about it for a while, at 5000$ an acre how much would we have to sell off to get 17 trillion $? Yet they are still spending our money like it is water. When does the government get it and clean house in Washington?

      • Tommy cunningham

        We are going to go the way of Greece . Just a matter of time, we can not sustain the route we have chosen , the number of those on the government dole is close to or at 51%, which means there are less paying for the handouts than those receiving, just a matter of time before they run out of other people’s money and the house of cards the liberals have built come crashing down, it will happen as surely as the sun rises, just a matter of time , then everyone will be broke and everyone equal just like the government wants …..


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