Detroit files for bankruptcy

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  • GK Willington Salt Lake City, UT
    July 19, 2013 4:11 p.m.

    Maybe we can trade Detroit, Buffalo, & Alaska to Canada for Southern third of British Columbia and the rights to 52% of the Athabasca oil sands in Alberta?

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    July 19, 2013 3:53 p.m.

    This is a cautionary tale for all taxpayers and those who make the deals for public workers.
    Too big to fail? There is no such thing.

  • Sew on and Sew forth Tehachapi, CA
    July 19, 2013 1:53 p.m.

    When we lived in Michigan, Detroit was very business unfriendly. They had a city income tax as well as state and federal income taxes. It's tough to finance a city when you cut off your tax base and such a high percentage of the residents are on welfare. It's a frightening city...just a shell of it's past.

  • Wasatch Al South Jordan, UT
    July 19, 2013 11:56 a.m.

    A few years ago while driving through Detroit, I had to leave the freeway to gas up before returning my car at the airport. That was the scariest 10 minutes of my life!

  • KDLNOLA New Orleans, LA
    July 19, 2013 10:55 a.m.

    People of Detroit! How's all that Hope and Change working out for you?

  • The Real Maverick Orem, UT
    July 19, 2013 9:59 a.m.

    Ha ha! Hilarious!

    Yes.... It was all the liberals' fault.

    Lets just ignore the race clashes, the outsourcing of American jobs, etc.

  • peter Alpine, UT
    July 19, 2013 7:39 a.m.

    For decades Detroit has been run by liberal principles, right into the ground, where the rest of America and the world are headed.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    July 19, 2013 6:44 a.m.

    The fruits of socialism! We have all watched the growth of socialism in our country and observed it in operation in many other countries (Greece, Spain, Portugal et al). What no one has ever seen is its freeing the hearts of men of selfishness and greed or of its bringing peace, prosperity or freedom. These things socialism will never bring, nor will it ever do away with idleness, promote industry, thrift or self-respect because it is founded in theory and in practice on force, an evil principle!

  • SEY Sandy, UT
    July 19, 2013 5:04 a.m.

    I'm waiting for the Paul Krugmanite Keynesians to tell us Detroit could have avoided all the carnage if they had only spent more, and that austerity has led to its demise. Any takers?

  • Obi-Jon Kenobi Layton, UT
    July 19, 2013 1:37 a.m.

    "We refused to let Detroit go bankrupt. We bet on American workers and American ingenuity, and three years later, that bet is paying off in a big way." -Barack Obama, October 2012

    I guess since Obama was reelected a few weeks after saying this, this statement doesn't matter anymore, huh?

  • Uncle Rico Sandy, UT
    July 18, 2013 11:10 p.m.

    Let me guess, they voted for Obama?

  • SLC BYU Fan Salt Lake City, UT
    July 18, 2013 8:28 p.m.

    This is a classic example of how organized labor loots municipalities, counties and states. Michigan took the first step to rectify this situation last December when they outlawed the "closed shop" prohibiting unions from forcing all employees to sign a union card as a condition of employment. Unions today are no different than the trusts or monopolies that existed a century ago, there are good and bad. But this country needs to end its obcession with union jobs and thinking the union wwy is the most effective method to preotect the middle class. most union bosses are clueless in how to run a business and think everything from the Big 3 auto companies to all levels of government including public education are deep pocketed, bootmless pitts of ca$h. Nothing could be further from the truth.

  • Pipes Salt Lake City, UT
    July 18, 2013 8:15 p.m.

    Ah yes, the liberals with all their unions and entitlement mentality will now reap what they have sown!

  • LVIS Salt Lake City, UT
    July 18, 2013 4:44 p.m.

    And exactly who couldn't see this coming?

    Union pensions, anyone?

  • Calif granny PLEASANT GROVE, UT
    July 18, 2013 4:19 p.m.

    In my opinion this should be black bordered and a headline. A warning to each of us that there is no free lunch. Being fiscally responsible begins at home. Be aware of our cities' budgets. Don't abdicate your vote. Be involved. Today Detroit, tomorrow the rest of us.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    July 18, 2013 4:03 p.m.

    all this talk of "deserving" is disgusting

    The only time they should be using "deserving" is that whoever is owed money deserves the money promised to them.

    Its the liberal mentality that because I was born, I deserve food, clothing, housing, health care, education, ... regardless of what I do.