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OPINION: Emergency Manager Wonít Work In Detroit, Hasnít Worked Elsewhere
CBS -Detroit ^ | Eric Thomas

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 ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: bankruptcy; detroit; emergency; governor
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Oh, NO, Oh NO. It will not work!

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.

1 posted on 03/02/2013 11:24:50 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

Won’t work in Detroit, hasn’t worked elsewhere? Doesn’t that describe a typical resident of Detroit in the first place?


2 posted on 03/02/2013 11:27:45 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Texas Fossil

General William Hull had the right idea.


3 posted on 03/02/2013 11:28:38 AM PST by ASA Vet
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To: 1rudeboy

Yep.


4 posted on 03/02/2013 11:30:07 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil
For those not inclined to read the entire article, it comes down to this:
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.
5 posted on 03/02/2013 11:30:22 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Texas Fossil
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.

I'd pay for a ticket to see that.

6 posted on 03/02/2013 11:32:20 AM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: ASA Vet

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.


7 posted on 03/02/2013 11:36:16 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil
Take him to DETROIT!!!
8 posted on 03/02/2013 11:39:13 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Texas Fossil
Since this is a CBS editorial, it must be that CBS in the past has supported candidates whose policies WOULD work to put Detroit back on a solid footing.

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?

9 posted on 03/02/2013 11:47:25 AM PST by William Tell
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To: 1rudeboy
What Detroit needs is a Gen. George S. Patton type put in Absolute & Total Command.
10 posted on 03/02/2013 11:47:32 AM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

Dunlap?

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?


11 posted on 03/02/2013 11:52:40 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: DuncanWaring

Yep, that is a hoot.


12 posted on 03/02/2013 11:53:50 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

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.


13 posted on 03/02/2013 11:54:07 AM PST by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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To: Texas Fossil

It worked in Philadelphia during Fast Eddie’s two terms as mayor during the 1990s.


14 posted on 03/02/2013 11:56:56 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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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.


15 posted on 03/02/2013 11:58:05 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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I had not read about that one.

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.

16 posted on 03/02/2013 12:01:28 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: SandRat

The Democrats did to Detroit what Hitler couldn’t.


17 posted on 03/02/2013 12:01:55 PM PST by allendale
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To: SandRat
What Detroit needs is a Gen. George S. Patton type put in Absolute & Total Command.

General Russel L. Honoré is my nomination.

18 posted on 03/02/2013 12:12:41 PM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: Texas Fossil

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.


19 posted on 03/02/2013 12:26:51 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Graybeard58; allendale
All of the Dems need to be slapped hard and fired including Wayne State U and the street gangs put in hard time prison, then the Unions all thrown out.
20 posted on 03/02/2013 12:30:18 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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