|Like Robocop, the Detroit situation is FUBAR|
"Our people in an overwhelming way supported the re-election of this president and there ought to be a quid pro quo and you ought to exercise leadership on that," said Watson. "Of course, not just that, but why not?"Detroit was out of fuel by 1976, only a few years after the first black mayor was elected to the mayor's office.
Nearly 75 percent of Wayne County voters pulled the lever for Obama in November.
"After the election of Jimmy Carter, the honorable Coleman Alexander Young, he went to Washington, D.C. He came home with some bacon," said Watson. "That's what you do."
Today, it's out of fuel again.
But bankruptcy isn't going to be tolerated, when such an action is deemed a slight against the nation's first black POTUS [Ingham County judge rules Detroit bankruptcy be withdrawn; Schuette appeals, Detroit News, 7-19-13]:
Ruling the governor and Detroit’s emergency manager violated the state constitution, an Ingham County Circuit judge ordered Friday that Detroit’s federal bankruptcy filing be withdrawn.
“It’s absolutely needed,” said Judge Rosemary Aquilina, observing she hopes Gov. Rick Snyder “reads certain sections of the (Michigan) constitution and reconsiders his actions.”The judge said state law guards against retirement benefits being “diminished,” but there will be no such protection in federal bankruptcy court.
Prior to her ruling on Friday, the judge criticized the Snyder administration and Schuette’s office over their hasty move.“It’s cheating, sir, and it’s cheating good people who work,” the judge told assistant state Attorney General Brian Devlin. “It’s also not honoring the (United States) president, who took (Detroit’s auto companies) out of bankruptcy.”