Talk about your crystal ball.
This week, the Attorney General of Michigan will have to decide whether or not it will respond to a lawsuit filed to stop the city’s Emergency Manager (let that one sink in) from filing for Chapter 9 bankruptcy. The lawsuit is being filed, basically, to prevent the city government from restructuring union contracts.
According to one activist, a woman named Helen Moore, the state of Michigan owes Detroit a debt. Let me as you if this rhetoric sounds familiar:
“It looks like it’s already bankruptcy the way they’re talking and the way they’re trying to get everybody to take a little portion of the money that’s owed. But really they’re not looking at the facts. The facts are that these people put us in the situation we’re in. They won’t give us our money back from the state,” says Moore
According to Moore’s logic, that money is owed. It is not better spent in Detroit. It is not necessary to save Detroit. It is owed by the state of Michigan to Detroit.
Detroit, as an entity, is $20 billion in debt.
One councilman has suggested asking the federal government for a bailout.
The taxes in Detroit are higher than anywhere else in Michigan, and the people have fled.
Spend. Tax. Tax. Spend.
And when that fails, as it always does, what do the liberals do? They blame.
They blame white people, which is a liberal dog whistle for Republicans, although Detroit hasn’t been run by a Republican since 1962.
Then they redistribute. One plan suggested by a Salon.com contributor is to simply confiscate the surrounding counties. Almost like a compulsory mandate to buy something, these counties would become part of Detroit’s tax base.
I hope they remember what happened to the last one.
Look out Texas, one of these days, you’ll be bailing out California.