No wonder Detroit is Bankrupt

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    Check out this City Council Meeting

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    Typical.....and not the least bit surprising.

    Was expecting any second to hear one of the other female council members shout out..."you go girl" or "Now THAT's what I'm talking about".

    If it had gone on between the mouthy female and the council pres much longer, she would have barked at him "I ain't yo bitch".
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    Where's Jerry Springer when you need him?
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    One word. Tragic.
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    Would anyone that has seen this buy bonds from this city again. Similar to Syria. Better to stay away and let them implode. And anyone with sense needs to get the hell out of there. Move to Oakland Co or better yet, out of state.
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    reality series would be worth watching
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    The shrek comment is downright epic
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    One way to raise some much needed cash
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    How dare you question a liberal utopia.
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    Why didn't the President Pro Tem have her removed? He is suppose to be in charge and preside over meetings and he allowed her to keep running her mouth. There was a council meeting once that I recall when a member was ordered to leave via police escort because it got out of control.
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    Just like the Continental Congress, I imagine.
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    lol, wow - genuinely entertaining. This is actually real, right?

    I mean, genuine debate about actual topics is good, but is kind of outside of that.
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    Yeah, I highly doubt that kind of behavior is limited to Detroit but it was kind of funny.
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    You see they spent 52M to demolish 7,600 homes that were run down? They want the government to fork over 650M to get rid of the rest of the 70,400.
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    Definitely not limited to Detroit. I watched the Jax city council years ago scrap over an issue. They do show each other more respect, but it is the same petty BS. Convinced me that in these larger cities the only ones who would put up with that crap, really, really need the job as they pay a stipend. You will not find many successful business people willing to listen to that nonsense.

    Small town America, much more civilized and it is as our founding fathers likely envisioned, those willing to serve for several years because they care.
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    Wow, that maturity level is less than that of a middle school student.
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    Ain't nobody got time fuh dat!
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    That is a canary in the mine. Why are there idiots on the City Council? Because nobody else wants the job and/or anyone with half a brain left a LONG time ago. It would be tragic if I didn't think that that is where the remaining parts of our country is heading.
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    And that's the problem. There are so many laws at the local level that are beyond trivial that council jobs aren't the least bit attractive. When was the last time we had a national politician start out at the township level (i.e. earned his/her way)? No, we get all these millionaires running for Congress these days who can't be bother with these jobs that no lawyer in his/her right mind would do for very long. The amount of turnover at local councils in Jersey is mind blowing.

    On the opposite end of the spectrum, watching my local township meetings on my local cable channel is the ultimate cure for insomnia.
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