Skip to comments.OPINION: Emergency Manager Wonít Work In Detroit, Hasnít Worked Elsewhere
Posted on 03/02/2013 11:24:38 AM PST by Texas Fossil
It could come Friday, when a cadre of officials makes the announcement from Lansing. It will start, regardless of whether the voters rejected it or not. It will start, and the only evidence we have to predict the outcome bodes very badly. An already tenuous situation could become worse, beyond the imagination of anyone involved.
(Excerpt) Read more at detroit.cbslocal.com ...
That is the response by Detroit Officials and media pundits about the Emergency Manager approach to fixing the financial problems with Detroit.
Yes, the governor did call for the appointment of an Emergency Manager to take charge of the city. Because it became evident it would never be solved locally.
The article at the link is the usual anti-Capitalist rant you would expect for Detroitistan.
Won’t work in Detroit, hasn’t worked elsewhere? Doesn’t that describe a typical resident of Detroit in the first place?
General William Hull had the right idea.
Detroit needs a bailout. A reliable source of funding is required to invest in the New Detroit project, which will turn the city into an oasis of urban farming and renewable energy.That's the solution - gardens and windmills.
I'd pay for a ticket to see that.
I did not know about Gen. William Hull or the capture of Detroit in the War of 1812.
Guess we are not close enough to MI to be taught such things in public school. I have been a history student most of my life but never studied that period.
Thanks for the illumination.
Too bad the people didn't take the advice of the liberal media in electing their government.
It couldn't be that CBS is part of the problem, could it?
Sunbeam, Scott Paper and Crown Zellerbach, sounds interesting.
I did not know about him, although am somewhat familiar with all 3 companies.
Yep, it will take a tough guy to clean out Detroit. And that is what it will take turn it around. Can you imagine the problem turning Chicago around?
Yep, that is a hoot.
Won’t work. Has as much of a chance as Afghanistan. Pouring money onto evil is like pouring gasoline on a fire. Let nature take it’s course.
It worked in Philadelphia during Fast Eddie’s two terms as mayor during the 1990s.
Obozo will not allow nature to take her course. He must preserve his power base of voters. They are in the inner cities.
We might be able to starve them all into subjection. If they are hungry enough they might have the choice of work or starve.
POLs have destroyed Detroit for the past 80 years, they expect an EM to turn it around and make it prosperous in a couple of years. The only way to do that is to bulldoze it flat.
Recovery will only come after devastation.
The Democrats did to Detroit what Hitler couldn’t.
General Russel L. Honoré is my nomination.
Let them organize riots and burn the rest of the city down.
We should use Detroit as a National prison city and put all the criminals to live there with one another. Cut off communication with the world, patrol the boudries so they can not escape and close the prisons all over the nation. Let them sink or swim.
This is what England once did with criminals.
It doesn't matter who you have in charge. You can not govern the ungovernable.
The perp in the video had both his legs broken by the cops yet he still refused to comply with their commands to lie down. This is typical of the kind of people that reside in Detroit. These people are of a completely alien culture that is totally hostile to Western civilization.
How are you going to assert control over such people? Especially when they are protected by our Marxist government. The cops in the video were fired and the perp is going to get millions of taxpayer dollars from the city.
depending on who it is, they might just force the whole state to bail Detroit out.
Oh, contrare dear author. They may have not grown, but they stopped the bleeding and sometimes that is all you can do
I think it was either Hamtramack or Highland Park he mentioned, that had something like 83 separate Union Pensions. The EFM froze them, and co-mingled them via his powers, something that couldn't have been done any other way. He stopped the insanity.
This EFM for Detroit will have to do something drastic like layoff the City Council for 19 months of his 18 month reign, or pay them only a dollar so they quit.
If I am not mistaken his scope of power will allow him to do so.
IMHO this EFM is going to need a team of people, each perhaps taking a department, and working 10 to 12 hrs a day 6 or 7 days a week to make rapid changes that have to be darn etched in stone so that a new City Council cannot FUBAR all their work after they are gone.
If the don't get it done in the alotted time, I think Chapter 9 or 11 is the only answer.
I agree with you. The majority in Detroit do not work and most of those that do work for the city. This is a failed city and no amount of prodding will make the bad element in Detroit get jobs and they lack the education to start businesses. No one with any sense wants to relocate to Destroit to attempt to give it new life. There are too many unions and too much crime. Those problems must be addressed first not to mention they will have to rebuild the infrastructer. The place looks and feels like a warzone.
Bulldoze it and return it to farmland.
The republicans are in control this time and their solution includes creating a pro business environment which is already drawing business to town.
Yep. “Bulldoze it”
“What they need to do is get Al “Chainsaw” Dunlap out of retirement, if he is still alive and send him in there to run it.”
Still alive at 75...He would be the ideal manager for Detroit. Put all welfare recipients to work cleaning up etc etc etc
Send in RoboCop
Neither has socialism, but that has not stopped them from trying it every where they can.
“That’s the solution - gardens and windmills.”
Don’t forget raising goats.
Did I say “a billion or so”? How naive. My only excuse is that I’m old enough to remember when a billion dollars was a lot of money. I should have said “$30 billion or so.”
Then the answer is let the city declare bankruptcy, wiping out civil servant’s pensions.