Watch Stephen Colbert: "Turns Out RoboCop Was an Optimistic View of Detroit's Future"
Detroit has 78,000 abandoned buildings, according to Colbert.
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Remember the movie RoboCop? It turns out that that was an "optimistic view of Detroit's future," Stephen Colbert told his audience last night. In fact, the current state of the bankrupt metropolis would have "Henry Ford rolling over in his grave . . . and somehow blaming the Jews," Colbert said of the auto-maker nad notorious anti-Semite.
Commentators have found another group to blame, of course, the unions, and those "lavish pensions" they all but stole, in some cases as high as $19,000 per year, of which they will now get a whopping 10 cents on a dollar, plenty of money for "food, rent, and a cueball in a sock to fight off hungry raccoons.
The city has come up with a clever and, as it turns out, somewhat ironic way to pay off its creditors.
Watch and see: