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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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To: Theophilus

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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To: Lancey Howard
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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To: SandRat
What Detroit needs is a Gen. George S. Patton type put in Absolute & Total Control

It doesn't matter who you have in charge. You can not govern the ungovernable.

Confrontation Between TN Police & Inmate Puts Inmate In The Hospital With Broken Bones

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.

21 posted on 03/02/2013 12:34:58 PM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (Republicans are to the Democrats as the Generals are to the Harlem Globetrotters)
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To: Texas Fossil

depending on who it is, they might just force the whole state to bail Detroit out.


22 posted on 03/02/2013 12:35:14 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto
Throw them in a tough Concentration Camp.
23 posted on 03/02/2013 12:48:10 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Texas Fossil; All
"None of those municipalities have yet to transform into hotbeds of economic growth."

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.

24 posted on 03/02/2013 12:53:28 PM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: Theophilus

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.


25 posted on 03/02/2013 12:57:17 PM PST by formosa (consider me galt)
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To: Texas Fossil
Nothing short of full-scale military occupation and a Marshall Plan will work. In fact, maybe not that.

Bulldoze it and return it to farmland.

26 posted on 03/02/2013 12:57:49 PM PST by Kenton
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To: Texas Fossil

The republicans are in control this time and their solution includes creating a pro business environment which is already drawing business to town.


27 posted on 03/02/2013 1:21:52 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Kenton

Yep. “Bulldoze it”


28 posted on 03/02/2013 1:25:44 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil
Eric Thomas, the author of this masterpiece.

29 posted on 03/02/2013 1:37:54 PM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

“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


30 posted on 03/02/2013 1:42:52 PM PST by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing --- Joe Pine)
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To: DuncanWaring

Send in RoboCop


31 posted on 03/02/2013 1:54:31 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: cripplecreek

Ping.


32 posted on 03/02/2013 2:12:04 PM PST by Springman (Rest In Peace YaYa123, Bahbah, and Just Lori.)
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To: Texas Fossil
“OPINION: Emergency Manager Won’t Work In Detroit, Hasn’t Worked Elsewhere”

Neither has socialism, but that has not stopped them from trying it every where they can.

33 posted on 03/02/2013 2:25:12 PM PST by Tupelo (Old, Bald, Ugly, Fat and Broke in Arizona)
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To: DuncanWaring

“That’s the solution - gardens and windmills.”

Don’t forget raising goats.


34 posted on 03/02/2013 2:28:45 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Texas Fossil
IMHO, the "real" agenda is hinted at in this comment: "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."

Here's my prediction: The EM takes over, makes some high-profile "painful" cuts, and thus establishes his bona fides as a hard-nosed financial manager. Then, he announces that Detroit needs a bailout. He promotes "investment" in the “New Detroit” project by the federal government. Obama then has all the excuse he needs to divert a billion or so to the cause.
35 posted on 03/02/2013 3:06:56 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

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.”


36 posted on 03/02/2013 3:12:12 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Texas Fossil

Then the answer is let the city declare bankruptcy, wiping out civil servant’s pensions.


37 posted on 03/02/2013 3:28:46 PM PST by khenrich (These days, people pine for Jimmy Carter........)
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