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90proofprofessional
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City of Detriot hires lobbyists to seek federal bailout money

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The hiring comes as Detroit grapples with severe budget shortfalls that have pushed the city to the brink of bankruptcy. Auditors have estimated the city could run out of money as early as next month, and at least one Democrat on Capitol Hill has called for a federal bailout of the city.

Bing’s administration, meanwhile, is in a race to cut costs, and released a budget blueprint for the city on Monday that would shave $250 million in expenses and lay off more than 2,500 city workers.

Given the city’s focus on trimming the city’s budget, the hiring of lobbyists is likely to draw scrutiny. Deputy Mayor Kirk told The Hill the contract was necessary to give the city a voice on Capitol Hill.

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Michigan Rep. Hansen Clarke (D), whose district covers part of Detroit, is already pushing for Congress to provide emergency federal funding for Detroit. He pleaded last month for a $1 billion bailout of the city, and in January personally lobbied President Obama to provide “emergency aid” from federal agencies.

frick this shite.

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alajones
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That's the way things are done now. Can't blame them for trying.


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re: City of Detriot hires lobbyists to seek federal bailout money
Entitlements are destroying this country. While the looters and moochers are given check after check, food stamp after food stamp, the producers of this country are being clamped in chains forged of government tyranny, slowly being sucked dry of all personal incentives. Truly a sad time in American history, and all you hear about is "the rich not paying their fair share". Unreal.


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re: City of Detriot hires lobbyists to seek federal bailout money
And what happens when they run through that 1 billion


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frick this shite.



Seriously. If this is true, the GOP can completely undermine the entire dem machine and obama admin. This is the kind of story that if used properly can shift the campaign right back to the economy. Of course the dems will be okay to bailout detroit, so the republicans need to do everything they can to call attention to the situation and show detroit as the example of liberal ideology that it is. Highlight all the major flaws that lead to Detroit's incredible demise. Everyone knows Detroit is a shithole. No one wants the country to be run by the people who ran detroit.


HailHailtoMichigan!
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If this is true, the GOP can completely undermine the entire dem machine and obama admin
Don't count on it. There are just as many fiscal liberals in the GOP.


90proofprofessional
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The team includes Lucius Vassar, who previously worked for the Detroit city government in a variety of roles, including as chief administrative officer; Peter Dugas, a former deputy assistant secretary for the Treasury Department’s Office of Legislative Affairs; and Charles Spies, who was chief financial officer and counsel for Mitt Romney’s 2008 presidential campaign. Lobbyist Reginald Turner is also listed on the contract.


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And what happens when they run through that 1 billion



Threats of riots!



lsu6294
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Don't count on it. There are just as many fiscal liberals in the GOP.



While I agree, America is all about "what have you done for me lately"

The masses will get over the past GOP's liberal spending (and there's tons of it) if they believe that the ideas behind detroit's failures are what is being preached by Obama and co.


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lsu6294
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and Charles Spies, who was chief financial officer and counsel for Mitt Romney’s 2008 presidential campaign.




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RollTide4Ever
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re: City of Detriot hires lobbyists to seek federal bailout money
If New York City can drop dead, so can Detroit.


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BamaFan89
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Threats of riots!


Riot away, they'll only be furthering the destruction of their already shitty city.


Elcid96
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Riot away, they'll only be furthering the destruction of their already shitty city.


Yep, but you know that after the riots they always seem to reward the idiots. With everyone else money!!

Detroit City is a shite hole. Of course I would love to hear the excuses on how and why!!


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HailHailtoMichigan!
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re: City of Detriot hires lobbyists to seek federal bailout money
The rotting of Detroit is a microcosm of what the democratic machine will do to places if they have enough power.


Elcid96
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The rotting of Detroit is a microcosm of what the democratic machine will do to places if they have enough power.


THIS


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The rotting of Detroit is a microcosm of what the democratic machine will do to places if they have enough power.


Like the new CATS voting district in Baton Rouge.


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Quidam65
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And what happens when they run through that 1 billion


Same as what you have now:

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Quidam65
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The last K Street firm to work for Detroit was K&L Gates. That relationship ended last year after the city failed to pay more than $350,000 in unpaid bills running back to April 2009


And the current lobbying firm (Clark Hill) thinks they'll fare any better in getting money from this crew?

Then again Political Science is one of the 13 most worthless degrees awarded:
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Hell we already have over 150 million Americans getting some kind of Federal government assitiance. Thats 150,000,000 people. America is done. We are done, its over. And you can bet your arse obama along with alot of these other so called political leaders will also be all for it. We the people ,who carry this country ,by working and paying taxes need to start pushing back. This is getting so damn old.


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ottothewise
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re: City of Detriot hires lobbyists to seek federal bailout money


What do you want them to do?

Send a delegation on bended knee?


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