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Thu Feb 28, 2013, 02:45 PM

Detroit Takeover: Rick Snyder Will Announce State Takeover, Mayor Dave Bing Says

Source: Huffington Post



Michigan Governor Rick Snyder will announce on Friday that the state will takeover Detroit, Mayor Dave Bing said at a press conference on Thursday.

Bing said that the Governor told him the decision on Thursday, after weeks of uncertainty surrounding dire Detroit's financial situation.

Last week, a state review team found that the city was heading towards financial emergency. It recommended that an emergency manager be appointed to run the city and help balance its checkbooks.

Detroit has struggled with economic hardships for years and faces billions of dollars in debt. The city was hit hard by the recession, and subsequent cuts made to the auto industry.


Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/28/detroit-takeover-michigan-rick-snyder-dave-bing_n_2783330.html



Ol' crazy eyes is tightening his parties' fascist grip on Michigan.

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Reply Detroit Takeover: Rick Snyder Will Announce State Takeover, Mayor Dave Bing Says (Original post)
onehandle Feb 2013 OP
Liberal_Stalwart71 Feb 2013 #1
xxqqqzme Feb 2013 #2
Liberal_Stalwart71 Feb 2013 #3
dixiegrrrrl Feb 2013 #4
Fire Walk With Me Mar 2013 #17
dixiegrrrrl Mar 2013 #22
Fire Walk With Me Mar 2013 #23
John2 Mar 2013 #19
John2 Mar 2013 #20
PassingFair Feb 2013 #13
OneAngryDemocrat Feb 2013 #5
louis-t Feb 2013 #6
Auntie Bush Feb 2013 #7
DavidWD72 Feb 2013 #8
KamaAina Feb 2013 #11
blkmusclmachine Feb 2013 #9
LiberalFighter Feb 2013 #10
KamaAina Feb 2013 #12
kelliekat44 Mar 2013 #21
MichiganVote Feb 2013 #15
LiberalFighter Feb 2013 #16
bobhuntsman Feb 2013 #14
Fire Walk With Me Mar 2013 #18

Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 02:47 PM

1. I'm not as frustrated by this as I am by people NOT protesting in the streets!

Why are folks so apathetic!!?!?!?!?

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 03:01 PM

2. The voters overturned

the financial manager law last November. The 2013 legislature just passed another one that cannot be repealed by voters. This needs to be a taken to court. I don't understand why this legislation isn't being challenged.

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Response to xxqqqzme (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 03:08 PM

3. Thanks!! I don't understand what's going on, either. It is clearly an abuse of constitutional powers

The problem is that the Republicans in the legislature can simply pass an amendment changing constitutional powers of the governor, essentially expanding his powers to do this.

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 03:36 PM

4. The problem is that Michigan is not the only state that can do this.

And that it fits the same pattern as Italy, Spain, Greece....having a non-elected technocrat put in charge of a city/state.
Subject to no vote, no recall, answerable only to whoever put him there.

What city is next?

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 01:17 AM

17. And for any here who do not already know, the Italian PM used to work for Goldman Sachs. n/t

 

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Reply #17)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 11:27 AM

22. Goldman Sachs dominates the World Bank, the IMF,

"Goldman Sachs dominates the Federal Reserve.
Goldman Sachs dominates the World Bank.
Goldman Sachs dominates the IMF.
Goldman Sachs dominates the New York Stock Exchange.
And now Goldman Sachs is running the European financial system into the ground as another Goldman Sachs boy, “Super” Mario Monti, who has taken over Italy to finish off what is left of the Italian financial system.
Monti is also the head of the European Trilateral Commission as well as a Bilderberger.
And yet another Goldman Sachs boy is finishing off the job in Greece. "
http://www.newswithviews.com/Hodges/dave115.htm

also, Daily Kos did a run down of the GS guys running Europe.Which Kos got mostly from a Guardian article.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/11/26/1164745/-The-Goldman-Sachs-Project-to-take-over-Europe-nearly-complete

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #22)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 12:16 PM

23. ...

 

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Response to xxqqqzme (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 06:31 AM

19. Why should

 

that be legal? Are you saying there is a monarchy in Michigan? I thought it was a Democracy and only the people decided who ran their buiness? What if the city of Detroit refused to pay any revenues to the State of Michigan. What do the people of Detroit do with their revenues and why are they in debt? What revenues does the City get from the Industry in this city or have they been giving them a free ride? The City of Detroit should not let Republican Thugs run their affairs. If they are, Dave Bing is letting them do it. This is a city with a Basketball Franchise, Football Franchise, Auto Industry and Music Industry. Something isn't right there.

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Response to John2 (Reply #19)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 07:28 AM

20. Oh now I see,

 

what is going on. This city is 82 percent Black and most whites fled to the suburbs. For a City that has all those Industries, unemployment is very high for minorities and wages are very low. There is something wrong with this picture. I don't know what the leaders of Detroit is doing and I see the mayor himself has a very profitable business. Why is there high unemployment in Detroit? I bet it is among minorities also. That is just my hunch.

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 07:57 PM

13. Apathetic Democrats in Michigan did more than their fair share to vote him IN.

And now they just shit-canned the only high-ranking party official that was trying to STOP THEM.

Let's try to keep in mind that our former DEMOCRATIC SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE *ucked over
state workers and then was appointed TREASURER by Rick Snyder.

I campaigned for Virg Bernero. The party gave him NO MONEY, despite the efforts of Mark Brewer
and others to do so.

Ask Debbie Stabenow how much money she's got left in HER war-chest.

Michigan suffers from Third Way Democrat (DLC) syndrome, and it's getting WORSE, not better.

Macomb County's new County Executive actually appeared as a "Special Guest" at a FUNDRAISER for
Snyder:

http://macombpolitics.blogspot.com/2011/10/democrat-hackel-helps-republican-snyder.html

Progressives are running on fumes in this state.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 03:37 PM

5. One definition of tyranny is taxation without representation...

Just saying.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 05:25 PM

6. In typical repuke fashion, they fixed the intel around the policy.

This clown can't wait to sell off assets to his buddies while paying a 'city manager' $500,000 a year.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 06:05 PM

7. ReThugs can take over control of detroit... but Obama is a Fascist?

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 06:33 PM

8. Life imitating art.

Only in Robocop Detroit was bought up by OCP. This tale has taken a bizarre twist in real life.

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Response to DavidWD72 (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 06:57 PM

11. Come to think of it, Ahh-nuld's available.

We'd throw him a hell of a going-away party!

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 06:35 PM

9. What the f/ck are the "Democrats" doin'?

Getting steamrolled, it seems.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 06:54 PM

10. The Big 3 Auto's should consider leaving Michigan.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 06:59 PM

12. In particular GM

which is headquartered in Detroit (Ford is in Dearborn and Chrysler is out in Auburn Hills).

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #12)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 08:48 AM

21. Maybe GM should do more to help the workers there and the city...some taxbreak give backs?

Afterall, the country bailed them out, And maybe all the former Motown greats could contribute to improving the schools and childcare there? Some positive actions by the "haves" could take place instead of all the bitching. I don't remember anyone rushing in to help Bing when he was asking for help years ago.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 09:56 PM

15. And go where? Wisconsin??

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Response to MichiganVote (Reply #15)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 09:57 PM

16. Why would they go there? There aren't any auto assembly plants there now.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 08:51 PM

14. Why hasn't anyone proposed

A GENERAL STRIKE in Benton Harbor, Detroit, and the other cities that have had their democracy stripped away?

Make Snyder call out the fucking National Guard to collect the trash, etc.

Police Chiefs of these cities should arrest and jail the Emergency Managers.

Force the issue!!

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 01:19 AM

18. Hoping people don't forget that the Koch bros. are most likely "tea party" funders

 

meaning that they are personally working to take over whatever they can.

Various articles:

http://www.bing.com/search?q=tea+party+koch+brothers&form=MOZSBR&pc=MOZI

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