Constitution Party Of Wisconsin Says ‘Absolutely Not!’ To Federal Bailout For Detroit

Detriot Before and After
Constitution Party Of Wisconsin Says ‘Absolutely Not!’ To Federal Bailout For Detroit
Constitution Party Of Wisconsin
Constitution Party Of Wisconsin

Wisconsin –-(  With Detroit recently declaring bankruptcy and with perhaps other municipalities to follow, some have suggested the federal government provide them with bailouts.

The Constitution Party of Wisconsin (CPoW) opposes federal bailouts of state and local governments just as we opposed the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and later the automotive industry bailout.

Here’s why we say “Absolutely not!” to federal bailouts:

  • Washington is reeling under its own massive, unsustainable debt already.
  • Federal revenue comes in large part from taxes collected from all across America.

Americans outside Detroit had no say in electing past and present mayors or city councilmen. It is wrong to force people to take responsibility—financial or otherwise—for problems caused by others such as councilmen they had no say in electing.

Also, giving bailouts to the Detroit city councilmen whose liberal policies, political corruption and unfunded public pension liabilities caused the problem will keep them from taking responsibility or making any tough choices, meaning in a few years they’ll be back where they are right now.

  • This will re-establish the unconstitutional and wrong precedent set by TARP and the automotive industry “too big to fail” arguments. Supporters of a federal bailout will say,

“This is Detroit. You can’t let Detroit fail!” and “This isn’t the private banks or automakers this time. This is a city…it’s public. That’s different. Taxpayer money is supposed to fund public services, after all.”

Giving in to these and other pro-bailout arguments will open the floodgates for bailout demands without end.

  • What if state governments, say California which is hanging by a financial thread, or Illinois, declares bankruptcy also? If a city like Detroit, whose population has dwindled from 1,800,000 to 700,000, is “too big to fail” and must be saved, then California and any other state legislators will argue that we certainly should be saved.

The CPoW says it’s way past time to demand personal accountability not just from our elected local, state and federal leaders for their decisions but from those who repeatedly re-elected said officials to office instead of holding their elected “leaders” accountable after the elections were over.

The CPoW says using public monies to subsidize private businesses, or in the case of Detroit, bail out municipalities is a misuse of public monies and should not be permitted.

Our mailing address is:
Constitution Party of Wisconsin
PO Box 070344
Milwaukee, WI 53207

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Those in government that have not figured out that taxation to the point of breaking an economy is not only possible its been done.
Like my parents $20k home 38 years later its $8k / year in taxes, They sold moved and taxes went up another 4% . The entire government tax system is so broke people will have to work til they die.
No retirement ,no easy old life work to pay your taxes on your so called property.
Start thinking about this socialist local government we were born into by our ignorant ancestors that allowed this.


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Dale Payne

I agree whole heartedly! This problem goes back may years, everyone saw it coming, all of the people voted for ‘ENTITLEMENTS’ and they got exactly what they wanted. They voted for the entitlements, they got the entitlements, and they relished in those entitlements, they even snubbed their noses at the rest of the country and decried their “better-than-you” mantras to the nation. What comes to mind is the “Ant and the Grasshopper” parable. While I am not wanting to abandon fellow Americans to the trash heap, I question their lack of sincerity or contriteness while casting about looking for a… Read more »