Your commentary was on the spot. This coincides w businesses getting tax abatements for creating jobs. If a company plans to expand, they get many of their business taxes deferred for a certain period of time, as long as 10 years. Often times they create very few if any new jobs. I recently wrote a LTE and asked, if this particular company was doing so well they needed to expand, they would need to hire more people anyway. So why should they get a tax abatement for it? It is in essence, a bailout/entitlement spending. This particular company was a law firm. Any company that wants to expand should have a sound, financial plan to do so. If they don't, they should not be expanding.
It's the same thing as obama's tax the rich. Do you really think the wealthy are going to be paying more taxes after they take more deductions, put their wealth in tax shelters and overseas? And they won't be hiring anyone either because that is about the only tax they can't avoid. I don't have a problem w capitalism, just greed. This video is an example of greed and irresponsibility w taxpayer dollars.
Hey Twit. Democrats and their union pals, have run Detroit for decades, how do you think you got where you are in the first place. What's wrong honey, didn't your free Obamaphone come in the mail yet? ;-) ;-)
Talk about total stupidity! The black community just doesn't get it. Obama is not black! He's an 'oreo'. If minstrel shows were still alive he'd be Mr. Bones. In addition, his political modus operandi is to look forward to the next election, which he no longer has to do, therefore, he won't feel obligated to offer or honor any 'paybacks'. You guys got 'punked' by the punker in charge.
And everyone went crazy when Romney talked about Obama's gifts.......how true his statement was!
Too many racists and takers voted for Obama and this is the terrible truth. There was not one reason to vote for him, but he won with the help of sheep, corruption and voter fraud. The GOP doesn't have to change its message but his approach on how to fight!
First of all I wouldn't even lose my time and negotiate with Baracka Claus, but remove him from Office. There is enough evidence that he is not eligible nor trustworthy.
The person residing in our White House runs his administration like one big Ponzi scheme and all Ponzi schemes end in the same way as Detroit, California and Illinois are finding out.
Not to mention that Obama will be campaigning here in Detroit tomorrow. I'm convinced that the guy is so addicted to himself, he has to travel to Democrat ran areas to have his ego stroked. Never could he or would he expose himself to opposing ideas. We all saw what that was like for him in during the debates.
When are they just gonna boil it down to the price per vote.
We produced nn,nnn,nnn,nnn votes for ya'...
That means ya owe us $$$,$$$,$$$,$$$,$$$,$$$
And hurry up wit da payment. We all already spent that amount and more.
And when she states "Our people, in an overwhelming way, supported the re-election of this President." she was speaking of Detroit citizens......................
You and I know what the hell she meant and if a WHITE person said "you people" we would be racisttttttttt.
She should waddle her fat azz in that Detroit pawn store with the show on TruTV and sell some the cities worthless crap off.
Maybe that grease ball that runs the place would give her a good deal on her city provided luxary SUV.
There was nothing Honorable about Coleman Young. He was a thieving SOB that liked to use his station to have affairs and refuse to pay for the children.
Who really knows how much money and "free" government stuff Obama and his minions really did promise to people (not to mention unions) during the election? Just relax and take "comfort" in the knowledge that YOU are going to get stuck with the bill for it. Basket-case states like California, Illinois, New York, and Michigan will certainly get bailouts from the Federal Government because it's what they do best, spend money, especially money we don't have. So until we reach the point of being just like Greece, and that point IS going to come by 2016 at this rate, Obama and his enablers are going to keep spending like there's no tomorrow. Unfortunately, there always IS a tomorrow and it's coming real soon.
"But really, bailouts just keep irresponsible people from actually fixing their problems."
I think that's what God's telling us too. If we would've won this election we would've gone right back to business as usual. But now, we're forced to reflect and examine our hearts. God's giving us an opportunity, a measure of time, to repent of our nation's sins, to turn from our own futile ambitions and to return to our First Love -- Him. If we don't, God help us.
I think we're seeing before our very eyes and ears why despite hundreds of billions of foreign aid, Africa has never made it out of the stone age...
Once again I have to admit I am not surprised at the councilwoman's words; a "quid pro quo". Guess she thinks since it works that way in the Obama administration he should pay his debt to her city. Geesh!
Hey wait a minute she has a great idea.. Let Obama Bail out Detroit.. Yep! Lord knows he has enough personal wealth, from all those off shore and foreign contributions, all his crooked buddies oops! I mean Bundlers...He's got all kinds of money stashed away. Let the man bust it out and save all those dam fools that voted for him.. Yo Big O go save those dumb A.. that voted for you.. And one more thing while you are at it. Try working on something other being on the campaign trail.. elections over time to go to work. Earn your pay for a change !
I honestly don't think Obama will do anything to bail out cities like Detroit. He only hands out our money where he stands to gain politically or financially. What does he stand to gain by helping Detroit? He's done running for office. Even if he could run again, Detroit would vote for him because he's black, period. He will keep the slaves of the government in their place.
Because you can't have dinosaurs in your ideological Jurassic Park dying off en masse. It would put the exclamation point to the lie.
I said the opposite somewhere below in the thread. Thing is... I hope YOU are RIGHT and I am WRONG! For America's sake!
I think he should bail them out. Every last one of the idiots that voted for him should get on the band wagon and hound him and DC till they can't stand it anymore. They so think they are entiltled to it because they did vote for him - after all he gave them free phones and all the other free stuff they get. Grr I am so sick and tired of this.
We started down this road a long time ago. FDR discovered he could win by giving out OPM. You've got to give her credit for saying out loud the game much of the country has been playing under the table for years. When the rules of the game are acknowledged out loud we have a chance to change them.
This is funny coming from the party of "bipartisanship". Why can't these folks just swallow their pride and work with the State government to fix those problems with the budget? If I can recall, they have a Republican governor. Sheesh. This kind of thinking is the problem with this country.
We have a Republican everything in Michigan since 2010 at the state level and we still have that after this recent election. That's why she's appealing directly to Obama instead of Snyder.
We did have a city managers law in place where they could come in and retake the purse strings from poorly managed cities like this, but it was voted down (gutted) as one of six ballot proposals.
Currently we are pushing "Right To Work" through the state house and trying to relax some stifling gun regulations. That's working it's way through too.
If the gun thing passes, I'm buying my wife and daughters some ultra-high-voltage stun guns to carry around. They have some that look just like cellphones now.
My sonny boy can still kill a person with unregulated "mind bullets" :-)
Adding to that, apparently the legislature is going to let Detroit go bankrupt. Also Snyder is pushing for school vouchers and gas drilling. Snyder would be a better president man.
The bailout is coming! Don't worry your fat little head there, ma'm. Obama will always take care of his 'peeps'! That is until the well runs dry, then you scum are on your own!
Socialism only works until the socialists run out of other people's money! And we are looking at the bottom of an empty well.
Let's see, everyone's hopping in the wagon and fewer and fewer are pulling that dude. No wonder it only runs in one direction these days...downhill, and over tops of the pullers.
Remember the old Skin Bracer commercials? They should bring those back and let only leftie star in them.
Thanks, you needed that.
Or this... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUXGQdVGkjE :-)
It think we should simultaneously re-adopt the 1999 budget and the 1999 tax rates. That would make everybody happy. We would eliminate the "Bush tax cuts" and put some of the burden back on the lower income people while raising taxes on the rich. We also cut spending back to the "near-balanced" level of 1999.
There would be trade-offs. For example the repubs would give up Medicare part D and No Child left behind. The dems would give up Obamacare, the increased CAFE standard on car makers the higher minimum wage and the stimulus spending enacted in 2009 and 2010. As well as most of the "green jobs" money.
There would be no more "Obamaphones" we would cut foodstamps back to 1999 levels put the work requirement back into welfare and pull out of all military conflicts started since 2000. Sounds like a fair deal to me, what do you think?
This is the same city that keeps electing the same types like Kwame Kilpatrick and Coleman Young. Both were absolute disasters and could probably still get elected. It's your fault Detroit, not ours. Now go tell your unions that they lose and the benefits are no longer available. UGH!!!