California Blues
Bankrupt Stockton Repeating Vallejo’s Mistakes
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  • Corlyss

    “that Detroit could override constitutional protections for pensions in bankruptcy”
    I predicted this would be the result. State constitutions can’t foreclose options provided by federal law, esp. Constitutional prerogatives of Congress (Art 1. Sec. 8 subsect. 4). I’m sure the unions’ lawyers knew this full well; their ploy was simply to gain time for the unions to try to roil the public about the “unfairness” of pitching public workers out of their equally unfair and unaccountable cozy pension arrangements wrought by corrupt Democratic pols in return for permanent electoral fealty.

  • Corlyss

    “that Detroit could override constitutional protections for pensions in bankruptcy”
    I predicted this would be the result. State constitutions can’t foreclose options provided by federal law, esp. Constitutional prerogatives of Congress (Art 1. Sec. 8 subsect. 4). I’m sure the unions’ lawyers knew this full well; their ploy was simply to gain time for the unions to try to roil the public about the “unfairness” of pitching public workers out of their equally unfair and unaccountable cozy pension arrangements wrought by corrupt Democratic pols in return for permanent electoral fealty.

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