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  •  Qualified to run DPS? (1+ / 0-)
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    But city council still get's paid. Instead of trying to rewrite Michigan's laws Detroit should rewrite it's own. Detroit's political class has no one to blame but themselves. Grifters, cons and charlatans. It's a den of thieves. And it's not a democratic reality that put them there.

    If local Democratic political control was the solution. Detroit would have solved it's problems long ago.

    Even now, there's not much the Democratic party in Michigan offers to vote for. Only a Snyder to vote against. I haven't heard of an alternative to the EM yet.  No only takes you so far.

    Except somehow magically, if only with more time, the status quo of Detroit's dysfunctional criminal enterprise government would correct itself. Maybe they could borrow more money from Wall Street.  

    •  Haven't heard an alternative to Snyder, either (0+ / 0-)

      I doubt Michigan Dems have the horses to put credible candidates up for both MI-SEN and MI-GOV.

    •  Sometimes I wonder (4+ / 0-)

      If our Dem leaders incessant trashing of the GOP is nothing more than a smoke screen to hide their complicity in the corporate takeover agenda.

      Trashing the GOP is great, they certainly deserve it, but its only one facet of solving problems.  Unless its accompanied by implementation of a solid, detailed, transparent action plan to reverse course of the GOP's takeover agenda, its not much use.

      It is an old strategy of tyrants to delude their victims into fighting their battles for them. FDR

      by Betty Pinson on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 10:12:01 AM PDT

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      •  Bankrupt urban centers like Detroit are the (1+ / 0-)
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        abandoned children of the Democratic Party. And, desperate for love with 90%+ election results.

        It's sad.

        The greatest social policy achievements of our nation, combined with the worst of corrupt and lazy, entrenched liberal bureaucracy.

        Detroit is really a progressive paradise. There's a real eden of social libertarian sophistication and at it's center. Unmatched convergence of global diversity. No one knows.  

        •  It practically gives me anxiety attacks (3+ / 0-)
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          Because oligarchs won't stop at takeovers of struggling urban areas.  They want to take over all levels of state and local governments.  So much money, so many assets, so much power, such a constant revenue stream.

          Owning governments and all of their assets and revenues is far more lucrative than controlling any corporation.

          It is an old strategy of tyrants to delude their victims into fighting their battles for them. FDR

          by Betty Pinson on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 10:54:48 AM PDT

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