City built on union principles!

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    City built on union principles!

    LANSING (CBS Detroit) - It would no doubt be controversial, but the idea of dissolving the fiscally struggling city of Detroit and absorbing it into Wayne County is being tossed around in Lansing.

    WWJ Lansing Bureau Chief Tim Skubick reports some state Republicans are talking about giving the city the option to vote itself into bankruptcy. And mid-Michigan Senator Rick Jones said all options should be considered — including dissolving the city.

    “If we have to, that is one idea we have to look at. We really have to look at everything that is on the table,” Jones said. “Again, if this goes to federal bankruptcy, every employee down there will suffer, the city will suffer and the vultures will come in and take the jewels of Detroit and they will be gone.”

    Local consultant Tom Watkins has proposed this in the past, but the idea has never played well among Detroiters.

    http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2012/11/28/state-senator-proposes-dissolving-city-of-detroit/

     
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    I always thought that Detroit was build on the principles of Free Enterprise.  Without Henry Ford and other great industrialists, Detroit would never have been anything.

    Detroit is an example of what happens when you're a one trick pony.

     
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    I always thought that Detroit was build on the principles of Free Enterprise.  Without Henry Ford and other great industrialists, Detroit would never have been anything.

    Detroit is an example of what happens when you're a one trick pony.

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    What is the evidence it wouldnt have been anything?

    btw: Ford took no taxpayer money made CUTS and is thriving!

    GMC was turned over to the union bosses and is in slow death mode!

     
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    I always thought that Detroit was build on the principles of Free Enterprise.  Without Henry Ford and other great industrialists, Detroit would never have been anything.

    Detroit is an example of what happens when you're a one trick pony.

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    What is the evidence it wouldnt have been anything?

    btw: Ford took no taxpayer money made CUTS and is thriving!

    GMC was turned over to the union bosses and is in slow death mode!

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    So what you're saying is that Ford is a different company than GM.  You have an excellent grasp of the obvious.

    How is it possible that Ford is doing well when the mantra from the righties is that the unions are killing the auto industry?  Does Ford not use Union employees?

    Just curious, but do you think Ford uses the same suppliers as GM and Chrysler?  What do you think would have happened to those common suppliers had GM and Chrysler gone bankrupt?  And what do you think would have happened to Ford?

     
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    What is the evidence it wouldnt have been anything?

    Look at it.

    Using that thing that I have to assume is inside your skull, try to think about it.

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    I know there was a time when workers had to unite for safety, fair wages and treatment but, now unions are JUST AS CORUPT AS THE GOVT!!

    To say if, Detroit never had or would have done away with unions once OSHA, right to know and worker compensation laws went into effect in 1978 would have been stronger now like many non-union companies are now is a fair argument!

     

     

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    I travel through Detroit (usually take I-275 and then I-75) towards Toledo) and the city that was once the great motor city and blues haven of 1.7 million people is now a shlthole filled with shutdown, run down, ragged strip malls and neighborhoods with a population of about 850,000 and most of them are trapped.

    it s a disgrace what the dem controlled govt (forever) has allowed to happen to this city!

    Now the state may step in and dissolve the city!

     
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    As Hyde points out, the federal government on Wednesday revealed the indentity of companies it aided during the financial crisis through the Federal Reserve's Commercial Paper Funding Facility.

    Set up in 2008, the CPFF helped companies obtain high-interest, short-term loans -- known as commerical paper -- during the height of the international credit crunch. Some outlets, such as Fox Business, have referred to the program as the "commercial paper bailout."

    Hyde correctly points out that Ford's credit arm registered to sell the federal government around $16 billion in commercial paper. Like the financing wing of most automakers -- Toyota, BMW, GMAC and Chrysler also participated -- Ford found itself in need of liquidity when the lending markets dried up.

    Fellow Ford spokeswoman Christin Baker this week pointed out that Ford reported its participation in the CPFF in its public SEC filings. She also said Ford participated in the Federal Reserve's Term Asset-Backed Security Loan Facility.

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    keep swallowing! lol

     
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    LANSING (CBS Detroit) - It would no doubt be controversial, but the idea of dissolving the fiscally struggling city of Detroit and absorbing it into Wayne County is being tossed around in Lansing.

    WWJ Lansing Bureau Chief Tim Skubick reports some state Republicans are talking about giving the city the option to vote itself into bankruptcy. And mid-Michigan Senator Rick Jones said all options should be considered — including dissolving the city.

    “If we have to, that is one idea we have to look at. We really have to look at everything that is on the table,” Jones said. “Again, if this goes to federal bankruptcy, every employee down there will suffer, the city will suffer and the vultures will come in and take the jewels of Detroit and they will be gone.”

    Local consultant Tom Watkins has proposed this in the past, but the idea has never played well among Detroiters.

    http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2012/11/28/state-senator-proposes-dissolving-city-of-detroit/

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    Funny when Granholm was elected governor ofMichigan John Kasich was elected in Ohio.

    Both states had serious fiscal problems Granholm approached the problem the same way as Obama has by trying to tax and spend her way out of it.

    John Kasich on the other hand has treid to lower taxes and reel in spending.

    Same thing in Wisconsin. Republican Governors.

    Both Wisconsin and Ohio have lowered unemployment, Michigan facing bankruptcy.

     

     
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