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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    This is utterly specious. The Michigan Constitution doesn't govern the compensation of city employees, much less that of former employees. The sole mention of collective bargaining in the constitution applies to state troopers.
    Specious?

    Try Obama hack.

    “It’s cheating, sir, and it’s cheating good people who work. It’s also not honoring the president, who took (Detroit’s auto companies) out of bankruptcy.”


    Aquilina said she would make sure President Obama got a copy of her order.


    “I know he’s watching this,” she said, predicting the president ultimately will have to take action to make sure existing pension commitments are honored.
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    We all know climate change caused the Detroit bankruptcy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobJohnson View Post
    We all know climate change caused the Detroit bankruptcy.
    Oh come on Rob, we all know this is Bush's fault!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    From the article:

    Aquilina said the Michigan Constitution prohibits actions that will lessen the pension benefits of public employees, including those in the City of Detroit. Snyder and Orr violated the constitution by going ahead with the bankruptcy filing, because they know reductions in those benefits will result, Aquilina said.
    This is utterly specious. The Michigan Constitution doesn't govern the compensation of city employees, much less that of former employees. The sole mention of collective bargaining in the constitution applies to state troopers.
    Nonetheless, the validity (Or lack thereof) of the point is one that should be decided by the bankruptcy judge in a challenge and response to either jurisdiction or standing of the city to file in the bankruptcy proceedings, it is not an appropriate matter to be taken up in a separate court.
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