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Two steps forward, one step back: A Detroit love story

by: Eric B.

Tue Jun 24, 2014 at 11:04:17 AM EDT


Dickheads get angry at being called dickheads.

Detroit — A holdout creditor said Monday it sympathizes with retirees who face cuts in Detroit’s bankruptcy case but still wants access to the personal financial information of 20,000 retired city workers.

Syncora Guarantee Inc. continued an incendiary spat with the city over Detroit’s plan to shed debt and emerge from bankruptcy court. The bond insurer said Detroit is demonizing it for wanting to sell the Detroit Institute of Arts collection to benefit creditors, including retirees, and for requesting information the city wants to use for its own purposes.

A single tear is now rolling down my cheek on behalf of the ruined reputation of people who want to sell off a public trust for the sake of their bottom line, and is demanding personal financial information of city retirees. This is real "Oh the humanity" shit.

If they get what they want, maybe it'll lead to an exciting new game: Figuring out which of the city's retirees has running water!

“There are families that have gone months and months without water,” Mia Cupp, the director of development at nonprofit Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency, told the Free Press. “You can only imagine, how do go to the bathroom? How do you take showers? How do you clean yourself? .... You can’t conduct the normal daily things that you would do.”

It's the world's greatest bootstraps program: While the slackers were sitting around, bitching about how the city turned off the water, those with true grit and determination went out and improved their positions!

Eric B. :: Two steps forward, one step back: A Detroit love story
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