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Mon Dec 12, 2011, 04:52 AM

What's happens when a 'Emergency Manager' runs your town...Not Pretty!

Hello D.U. This is my first post here. I want to placed my initial comment and link (below) into the Michigan room, since this topic manner impacts our beloved state.

Michigan's Public Act #4 as I'm sure you know, is one of the most draconian laws to ever be enacted by our state Legislature. Currently, there is a Constitutional Referendum drive, taking place to stop further destruction of our Democracy though P.A. #4.

Hopefully, most members of this site, if not all would agree the sooner we can have a halt of this 'law' in Michigan, the better. Especially when one considers that all of our cities, towns, school districts and counties can be impacted by E.M.'s that aren't accountable to the people of a community.

Still, some might think that their area have immunity from a E.M. and see no reason to sign the Constitutional Referendum petition.

I would like to share sound file footage from a interview on our weekend based podcast on Michigan and National Politics. On Sunday, Dec. 11th, were honored to have the City of Pontiac Councilman, Kermit Williams visit the program.

Pontiac is currently under a E.M. authority. Councilman Williams discussed (this is the second E.M. for the city, as they had a E.F.M. previously under the repealed legislation Public Act #72) the brutal facts of what's happens if a E.M. runs your town or community.

Worst yet, in our cities budgetary issues statewide, any Michigan location could face a E.M. appointment. How you might ask? Councilman Williams explains in the interview.

Just to ease minds if we're posting on D.U. today to gain hits for our podcast....we added the sound footage of the Councilman's interview to a Box Cloud. In other words, our podcast wouldn't gain hits from anyone listening to this interview.

The reason why we're adding this information here is that it's highly important that Michiganders know the real facts about Public Act #4. If after listening to the 34 minute interview, you would like to share with others....its' appreciated.

Thanks!
LovingA2andMI

http://www.box.com/s/lfmmjkr4iu258hpuisj1

To sign the Constitutional Referendum to repeal P.A.#4, please contact Michigan Forward @ http://www.michiganforward.org

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LovingA2andMI Dec 2011 OP
jannyk Dec 2011 #1
LovingA2andMI Dec 2011 #4
Scuba Dec 2011 #2
LovingA2andMI Dec 2011 #5
Scuba Dec 2011 #7
rucky Dec 2011 #3
LovingA2andMI Dec 2011 #6
madrchsod Dec 2011 #8

Response to LovingA2andMI (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 05:26 AM

1. Hi. Welcome to DU.

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Response to jannyk (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 06:05 AM

4. Thank You!

For the welcome. It's appreciated!

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Response to LovingA2andMI (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 05:41 AM

2. Thanks for posting. Welcome to DU and good luck with your Republicans. n/t

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Response to Scuba (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 06:13 AM

5. We're trying....

To have Michiganders understand that our states' GOP 'leadership' cares for no one, unless they are in the top 15% in income earners in this state, are members of the Mackinaw Center for Public Policy (who wrote this draconian law) or have connections to ALEC/Koch Brothers & Company in their back pockets.

Hopefully, the fog lifting reveals the truth. Which is, Gov. Rick Snyder and his merry gang of hitch-men seek to take over public assets (and elections) to sell them to private industries, at all costs.

Down right scary!

Thanks for the support!

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Response to LovingA2andMI (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 06:44 AM

7. As you may have heard, we have similar issues here in Wisconsin....

... we're fighting back, along with others across the country.


You'll find DU pretty well versed on Michigan issues and very supportive of your People.

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Response to LovingA2andMI (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 05:45 AM

3. I'm listening to this interview. It's unreal.

What's happening in Pontiac affects all of us. It's the most dangerous thing happening in America right now.

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Response to rucky (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 06:16 AM

6. So agree!

During this interview, I had to do my best to filter thoughts that were forming in my head, before coming out of my mouth. Yes Rucky, it impacts all of us that LOVE this state.

We all need to come together and save Michigan from what I like to call 'Tyrants on Steroids'.

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Response to LovingA2andMI (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 08:35 AM

8. welcome to du..

looking forward to many more posts from you...

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