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  •  Why are you NOT worried (8+ / 0-)

    about the fact that the state is replacing elected officials with people who are only accountable to the governor, and have the right to fire anyone they want and void contracts?

    I would argue that as someone who lives in a democracy, and yet is advocating for disenfranchising an entire city, you're the one who's not concerned with responsibilities.

    •  Deficit is 30% of Budget (4+ / 0-)

      If I were a city worker, that's what I would be worried about.

      City workers are one judge away from seeing their salaries and pensions cut by 50%.

      Pensions were slashed in Central Falls, RI.  And they can be slashed in Detroit.

      If I were advising Detroit city workers, I would ask that they coalesce behind a city consolidation effort.  That's their best bet.

      Learn about Centrist Economics, learn about Robert Rubin's Hamilton Project. www.hamiltonproject.org

      by PatriciaVa on Fri Mar 01, 2013 at 03:03:53 PM PST

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    •  good question (0+ / 0-)

      As I understand it from out of state, the law was repealed by initiative that was fought, tooth and font leading, but still passed repeal. Snyder, if he is a true small d democrat and especally if he is a smallr republican, should have had the goodsense to not exercise this power when the lege so  defiantly reenected the piece of shit law with crap written in that innoculates it from further initiative.

      I had always thought the phrase "ballots not bullets" would always be  hyperbolic in my own ountry. Sadly, not only is this no longer the case. I have to struggle to think of reasons to give somene not to resort to the latter.

      Have you heard? The vice president's gone mad. - Bob Dylan, 1966

      by textus on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 02:01:17 PM PST

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