Judge threatened after ruling Detroit’s bankrupt: ‘Expect to either be beaten or run over’

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A U.S. bankruptcy judge ruled Tuesday that Detroit is eligible to seek relief under Chapter IX of the Federal Bankruptcy Act. He also ruled that pensions payable to retired city workers will receive no special protections are subject to revision like any other creditor.

This represents the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. The city has debts totaling $18 billion, including a $3.5 billion shortage in pension funds, according to Fox News.

“This once proud and prosperous city can’t pay its debts. It’s insolvent. It’s eligible for bankruptcy,” Judge Steven Rhodes said in announcing his decision. “At the same time, it also has an opportunity for a fresh start.”

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after reading the entire article I am dumbfounded, once again, that the DUMB and IGNORANT Liberal Democrats of that area are upset with the JUDGE.   They should be upset with the Administration that THEY, the DUMB and IGNORANT Liberal Democrats, voted into "power" which ultimately ran the city bankrupt.   The bottom line is...You can NOT SPEND more than you make.   WHEN will they ever learn ????

Typical progressive thug actions. If someone goes against you threaten them. Here in Michigan, we know how Detroit got where it is today. Corruption, corruption, and more corruption. Reality is a bitch, ain't it people??

And everyone is avoiding "the elephant in the room"!  Detroit has become Haiti, or, if you prefer, any country in sub-Saharan Africa; America is on the same road.  Why is this?  Well, let's see...

...[The answer is left to the reader to deduce.]

As this city went so goes the USA!

Don't forget the unions part in this feasco.  

Union thugs....imported from Wisconsin and the attempt to get rid of that states saviour/Govenor, a Republican of course. Not to worry....Union thugs used to be a problem....now just all bark and no bite. Same for Detroit. Some Republican (American) up there will save their a****, if it is savable at all. Hope it isn't. Sell the union leaders 100K Cadilacs and 1.000M homes...might keep their soup/food kitches going for a few weeks. 

So how many times you gonna let them declared bankruptcy? ? What about everyone's pensions????

They continued to spend even after knowing the situation their city was in. They spent because they actually believed that Obama would eventually bailed them out. Obama was reelected and has no more use for Detroit. When he leaves office, if he leaves, he will settle in Hawaii in a 30 million dollar estate from money he squandered from taxpayers. Detroit deserves what they get for being stupid enough to believe that money grows in the Whitehouse.   

I seriously doubt that even the Black side of B.O. would protect him from mugging if he visited Detroit! If all of the illegal aliens and black gangs were removed from Detroit it would be a good start to recovery. I am with-holding any negative statements regarding Detroit's politicians as their actions speak for themselves. Does anyone know what percentage of the Detroit citizens are on welfare? However it is my sincere opinion that Dumb and Dumber could manage Detroit far more effectively!

Once again our system works. 

There are twice as many pensioners as employees in Detroit.  Pensions are not protected in bankruptcy.  The city has shrunk and there are not enough citizens to supply the money the bloated bureaucracy needs.  Since government keeps building its nest, local, state, federal, there are fewer workers available for the private sector.

Therefore, we will have no need for "illegal alien" workers when all these new employees become available.  The more cities that go bankrupt, the more cities will get a fresh start, the more workers will get a fresh start in the private sector. 

Now we can also revamp the tax structure, lower taxes, stop building government, free the markets to build our country. 

Just like the federal Government they have stolen so much money from the city, this is what happens when you spend more than what you make. Corrupted DC is doing the same thing, don't think for one minute that are Corrupted Congress is going to do anything to stop it. Not one of them has a backbone to stop it.

.....what is the point of "going bankrupt", when we replace lib-tards, with the same scum? this is the reason i left in the first place. cause you could just stand on the corner, and watch business close, or put up signs to close.

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Fact Check:   'Joe Biden Claims ‘We Didn’t Lock People Up In Cages’

CLAIM: Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed, on immigration: “We didn’t lock people up in cages.”

VERDICT: FALSE. The “cages” were built by the Obama-Biden administration.

Univision moderator Jorge Ramos asked Biden at the third Democrat debate at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas, why Latinos should trust him after the Obama administration continued deporting “undocumented immigrants.”

Biden claimed that the Obama administration’s policies were more humane than those of President Donald Trump: “We didn’t lock people up in cages,” he said.

In fact, the “cages” were built by the Obama administration to deal with a surge of unaccompanied minors who crossed the border illegally in 2014.

Originally, the Obama administration was “warehousing” children — literally — in overwhelmed Border Patrol facilities. Breitbart News broke the story of the surge, which was partly triggered by Obama’s policy of allowing illegal alien children who entered the country as minors to stay in the country (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA).

Above image credit: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool, File

The above photo was published by the Associated Press in June 2014, and the photo below is of Obama’s Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, touring a Border Patrol facility with “cages.”


Above: Border Patrol officers escort Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Gov. Jan Brewer through the department’s Nogales processing facility for immigrant children. (Photo courtesy Barry Bahler/Department of Homeland Security)

The “cages” are chain-link enclosures in Border Patrol processing facilities that are meant to protect children from adults in custody. They are not permanent accommodations.

In mid-2018, as the Trump administration began enforcing a “zero tolerance” policy that stopped the “catch-and-release” policy of letting illegal aliens go after they were arrested. Detaining adults and children meant that children had to be processed separately; the enclosures prevented adults from harming children.

As Breitbart News reported at the time, children were not housed in “cages.” They were processed and then taken to shelters, where they were given medical care, toiletries, education, recreation, and counseling, and where staff attempted to find relatives or sponsors to whom they could be released.

Democrats began tweeting images of “kids in cages” to condemn the Trump administration. Journalists, too, shared those images.

One problem: they were taken during the Obama administration.

Public outrage at the images led President Trump to end the policy, and require families to be detained together.

Democrats keep repeating the mistake, however: in July, they had to delete a tweet that used an image from the Obama era and cited the “inhumane treatment” of children by the Trump administration.

Republicans argue that not detaining illegal aliens is actually the cruel policy, because it encourages migrants to undertake a dangerous journey, often guided by cartels and smugglers.

As Breitbart News’ Alana Mastrangelo noted recently:

But what’s worse than “cages,” however, are reports of migrant children also being handed over to human traffickers during the Obama administration — while Biden was vice president — according to the New York Times. Between October 2013 and July 2015 alone, nearly 80,000 unaccompanied children from Central American countries were detained by U.S. authorities.

It remains unclear how many of the tens of thousands of children were handed over to human traffickers — including sex traffickers — during that span of nearly two years, as those cases are reportedly not tracked.

“Others were ransomed by the very smugglers to whom their families paid thousands of dollars to sneak them into the United States,” reported the New York Times in 2015, during Obama’s presidency and Biden’s vice presidency. “Some lost limbs during the journey or found themselves sold into sexual slavery.”

Biden told voters in South Carolina last month that he would close all border detention facilities, guaranteeing that the migrant flow would continue.

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