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hue Donating Member (571 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 05:13 PM
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State of Michigan May Step in to Run Detroit
Source: abc/AP

The idea is extreme, even in a city accustomed to fighting for survival: Should the state of Michigan step in to run Detroit?

The governor has taken steps in that direction, proposing an unprecedented move that could give an appointed manager virtually unchecked power to gut union contracts, cut health insurance and slash services. But city leaders bristle at the notion. Said the mayor: "This is our city. Detroit needs to be run by Detroiters."

If it happens, Detroit would be the largest American city ever taken over by a state. Michigan has seized control of smaller struggling cities, but until now Detroit was always off-limits.

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/state-michigan-step-...
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tabatha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 05:26 PM
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1. It is just Republicans taking over Democrats
to implement their policies. It short-circuits elections.
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 05:32 PM
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2. Life imitates art
The theme of the last two Robocop movies was a takeover of Detroit.

In those movies, the takeover people were a corporation rather than the state, but don't believe for a minute Rick Snyder, one of the five slimiest Repuke governors, hasn't thought of that.
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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 05:37 PM
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3. Going to come in and crush the unions and steal what is left of the pension.
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onethatcares Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 06:12 PM
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4. then turn it into an american free trade zone where
labor laws are null and void. Like a right to works state on a smaller scale.
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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 07:29 PM
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5. Pushing us back to the Robber Baron days.
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Festivito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 03:18 PM
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6. They want our city run water system. /nt
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MichiganVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 07:53 PM
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7. Well, there goes the neighborhood.
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