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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When America goes bankrupt, you can be sure that Congress retirement is protected. Only the peasants will suffer, and die of starvation when there is no more money for citizens of this nation, led to the Welfare State dependency by the Democrats. IF you don't elect me, Don Cordell for your President in 2016, you will live to regret it. We must retake control of our nation, stop our worldwide spending, return our troops to defend our borders, stop giving gifts of money and military support equipment, because WE are BANKRUPT.  The Unions were a good thing originally, they can still be in the future, but with more fiscal control over the members contributions. Employers of the pre 1930's paid pennies for wages, had company towns where you lived in Employers housing, bought your food from the Company store, paid in Company Script, well the USA is now a Company, do you want the only jobs to be for the Company, paid in worthless script to spend in the Government stores where the idea of anyone making a profit is guilty of a crime? Keep it up as we are now, and we will lose everything that made this nation Wonderful.

Public sector unions had no power in this country until 1959, when Mayor Robert Wagner, NYC, wanted their votes and made government employees eligible for union representation and collective bargaining.  Wisconsin followed in 1959 as the first state to permit collective bargaining by public sector state employees.   

I oppose unions for people I employ, police, teachers, firemen, government workers in a business I own, local, state, federal governments to organize against We The People.

They have job security as long as we need government services.  That should keep their wages low.

In return they SHOULD NOT have union protection, union bargaining, union representation in any form. 

NO unions in the public sector.  FIGHT them every way we can.

from wiki: (my italics)

"A public-sector trade union (or public-sector labor union) is a trade union which primarily represents the interests of employees within public sector (government-owned, supported or regulated) organizations. Public sector unions have become some of the larger or more influential unions in certain areas of the world in recent times as private sector union membership has declined sharply.

Such unions are highly controversial among conservatives as well as many liberals who argue that public sector unions exert political power in elections to bargain for large pensions and other expensive benefits of which taxpayers are not fully aware, and thereby help to create state and local government budget problems."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public-sector_trade_union

Lets see, the democrats impose EPA standards that force manufacturing jobs out of the country, impose labor contracts that force jobs out of the country, take away spending restraints, and you wonder why you're broke. Its no coincidence that the most heavilly restricted gun rights are  the country's murder capitals. You reap what you sow. Pull your heads out of your asses,  you get what you ask for.

Top murder towns in America

1. Chicago | 500
2. New York | 419
3. Detroit | 386
4. Philadelphia | 331
5. Los Angeles | 299
6. Baltimore | 219

Well would you look at that! Right at the top of the list. All of these jewels of America for all the world to see. Ya, these are the Republican strong holds. Where the NRA gun toting Americans hangout. We have been trying to tell them for years, that all of their guns are killing everybody. But they will not believe us. Now all of the Republican run cities, are right there at the top of the list! So that everybody can see that their ideologies are destroying America!

WHAT?? What are you talking about? NO, those can't be Democratic run cities. The democrats don't allow any guns if they can help it. Are you sure they are run by Democrats????

Excuse me folks, I'm going to leave now!

Not really a surprise, Union Workers or the Entitled on the other End, Im sure not one lost any sleep while they were bleeding those businesses dry, Unions are like most liberal fixes, they start out as a great idea or a Necessity, then go way to far, Now all there good for is padding the Bosses pockets, buying Politicians, and pricing everything out of reach to the low class and none union workers. 

THANKS TO PROGRESSIVE/LIBERAL LEFT WING/DEMOCRATIC/SOCIALIST/MARXIST/COMMUNIST  RULE, THERE ARE MANY OTHER STATES IN AMERICA THAT ARE DESTINED TO BECOME THE "FUTURE DETROITS".!!!!!!......PEOPLE GET THE GOV'T THEY VOTE FOR AND DESERVE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111

They are NOT DemocratIC they are democrats!! Want to throw up every time I hear Pislosi say "her democratic colleagues" !!

People gettin tarred o de jujes !  Best start flyin strait dere jujes !

Gee, the ones who ran the city bankrupt get a chance to enjoy the fruits of their labor.

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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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