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In Four More Years We'll Be Detroit

ljackson Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 6:03 AM
"andafoul": Your inappropriate comment about Viagra aside, healthcare for retirees and their family members is not "free". Actually, there are monthly fees for retirees only and retirees with family members. When I signed up in 1970 full healthcare on active duty and during retirement was part of the recruiting package. After I retired the decision was made to move retirees and their families out of base hospitals and send us to civilian doctors and facilities. To pay for this change in service, retirees are charged a fee. I don't mind paying the fees, but try to remember that retirees earned healthcare benefits by serving their country.

From one moment to the next the city of Detroit doesn’t know where its next bailout is coming from. Chronically unable to pay its bills, the city looks to the state for cash gifts to stave off default. Operating under the terms of a consent agreement hammered out with the state, Detroit faces fiscal uncertainty largely because it has failed to get adequate concessions from public employee unions that are unsustainable. And those concessions that they have wrested from unions, politicians in Detroit have been unwilling to enforce.     

One prominent Detroit attorney, however, is facing the future of the Motor...

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