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Whatever you might think of them declaring bankruptcy, or unions, as I read the posts from people cheering about this, I think you guys are totally missing a key fact here.
The fact you are missing is - you're next. What you say, that's ridiculous, I don't live in Detroit I have nothing to do with it. And that is true enough. However, Detroit promised to set aside pension funds for the retirement of these workers, and instead apparently squandered the money and is now broke. Think about this - the Federal government has also been taxing many of us for many years for retirement funds (called Social Security) and instead of investing it has squandered the money by putting it in the general fund and is in debt up to their eyeballs.
Are you connecting the dots here now? Many, maybe most of you, never expected to get anything back from that money anyway, so you might be thinking so what, this isn't news I expected to get screwed in the end. And if you're totally cool with that, well enjoy the screwing I guess, though I suspect it will be a dry run as lube costs money. But you might want to think about that next time you're tempted to cheer as the government lies and squanders money and tries to ditch the obligations it legally agreed to. You might enjoy seeing the union members get screwed but this government doesn't discriminate in the screwing - it will happily screw us all given half a chance. And we are all next, sooner or later.
Just food for thought.