We now know the answer to the question: What happens when a
government makes promises it can’t keep and borrows so much money it can
never be repaid?
This morning a judge overseeing the City of Detroit’s fiscal
sustainability ruled that the City can be afforded bankruptcy
protection, meaning that all 100,000 of its creditors now stand to lose a significant portion of monies owed to them.
The most notable victims are the tens of thousands of retirees living off of pensions – many of whom will see an 80% obliteration of the retirement funds they believed they’d receive until they died.
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