It’s a pretty provocative headline. But, it’s sorta true and sorta not.
Anyhow, I guess Governor Snyder, in between supposedly bringing in jobs for this state, is appointing an emergency manager in for the City of Detroit. Quoting the Detroit News, a right-leaning newspaper, by the way:
Snyder said the city has not been able to solve its financial crisis and that outside help is needed. Today “is a day to call all hands on deck… to say there’s been too much fighting, too much blame, not enough resources, not enough people working together. The key answer I believe all of us want to get to is growing the city of Detroit.”…
The review team found Detroit’s cash-flow deficit is nearly $100 million. That’s on top of an accumulated deficit of $327 million. The city also has $14.9 billion worth of unfunded pension and employment retirement liabilities, according to the review team report. In five years, it needs $1.9 billion to begin making payments on the debt…
Greg Bowens, a political expert and former press secretary for former mayor Dennis Archer, said an emergency manager would be a devastating blow for the morale for the people of Detroit.
“In the end, it means the governor does not have the faith in the people of Detroit to govern themselves in a responsible manner,” Bowens said.
So, yes, Detroit has a cash flow problem and now the Republican statist is now going to try to solve those problems. Ah yes, fake conservatism at it’s finest.
Why … yes, that’s what it means. I can’t believe there’s any serious constituency outside Detroit that would disagree, and Detroiters themselves would disagree only out of pure pride. The city’s a byword for terminal liberal sclerosis. How can this be a blow to their morale when their morale’s already reached this point? Look no further than their statuary to see that they’re desperate for a savior to ride in and impose order on a dystopian nightmare.
Yeah, and I suppose your little city up there is a capitalist utopia too right, Jeremy? Please. The only reason why the Communist Party of America is not running New York City is because the citizens of the suburbs would not allow it and the Republican Party of New York State would stage a massive revolt. I suppose the only thing the City of Detroit’s people should do is just hang their hands and allow an outsider come and run roughshod over the City and impose his Faux-Republican style of Nanny-State Government. What a moron!
What’s more: Check out some of the racist comments over on HotAir, now:
I’d love to see Mitt take the job, if only for the look on Obama’s face if/when he succeeds.
Of course, for that very reason, you can bet O would do everything in his power to make sure Romney fails.
sadarj on March 1, 2013 at 2:09 PM
It should be handed to the Congressional Black Caucus … it’s the result of their policies … let them shovel the shit and bag it.
OhEssYouCowboys on March 1, 2013 at 2:12 PM
Well, I certainly hope that Snyder doesn’t appoint one of those RACIST! ™, RICH! ™, WHITE! ™, CRACKER! ™, FAT-CAT! ™, 1%’ers! ™
Pork-Chop on March 1, 2013 at 2:14 PM
The vestiges of racism created Detroit. More taxpayer money, more Affirmative Action leadership …
America is guilty.
OhEssYouCowboys on March 1, 2013 at 2:15 PM
Let Colin Powell run it!
ted c on March 1, 2013 at 2:21 PM
The politics of the City of Detroit are deeply (and unfortunately) racialized. It would be extremely difficult for Mitt Romney, fresh off of being painted as a filthy rich, job-outsourcing, shadow Ku Kluxer by the Obama-Biden campaign, to actually perform the tasks of emergency management in Detroit.
There LITERALLY would be riots.
Robert_Paulson on March 1, 2013 at 2:21 PM
I nominate Nancy Pelosi with Sheila Jackson Lee as her back up and Ebonics tutor.
Don L on March 1, 2013 at 2:23 PM
Put a fence around it.
Make it a Reservation.
Call it “Detroitastain” Reservation.
Call the tribe “Little Red Liberals”.
Use Union Check Off money to pay for the operations.
Let them eat more crack.
APACHEWHOKNOWS on March 1, 2013 at 2:25 PM
Somehow I feel that the formerly good people of Detroit would prefer Eminem over Romney. I am only half joking.
weaselyone on March 1, 2013 at 2:28 PM
Is it Chuck Norris?
Only Chuck Norris could clean up Detroit.
Get a ring of National Guard to surround the city with Torches, and:
SET IT ON FIRE!!!!!
williamg on March 1, 2013 at 2:32 PM
Why not just bulldoze the whole thing and sell it for parts? Oh, and do the retirements still count if the city isn’t there any more..?
affenhauer on March 1, 2013 at 2:34 PM
Perhaps jayZ or the two poverty tour gentleman would like to throw their hats in the ring.
Romney should stay far far away from his one.
can_con on March 1, 2013 at 2:35 PM
Blogger juxtaposes pictures of downtown Detroit with Hiroshima! One city went from ashes to glory, the other went from glory to ashes.
Bulletchaser on March 1, 2013 at 2:36 PM
I hear that “the rent is too damn high” guy is in between gigs.
can_con on March 1, 2013 at 2:36 PM
It seems to me that 18 months is a ridiculously short time frame and that in itself means that the plan is already pre-defined such that no significant changes will be made to the governmental substructure which caused the problems Detroit’s inevitable collapse.
If I were Romney, I’d say screw it. All the State of Michigan is really looking for is some sugar-daddies to take over throwing money into the sinkhole for a while.
Dusty on March 1, 2013 at 2:36 PM
I’ve got it – Herman Cain!
Ward Cleaver on March 1, 2013 at 2:44 PM
If most of Detroit were razed in a riot, that would help.
Philly on March 1, 2013 at 2:45 PM
And some antisemitism:
What’s Alan Greenspan doing these days?
Marcola on March 1, 2013 at 2:45 PM
What’s Alan Greenspan doing these days?
Marcola on March 1, 2013 at 2:45 PM
Location, location, location. The three requirements for a successful business. Same goes for cities.
Detroit is an excellent location, and that is why it became a great city at one time. Until the unions turned it into the Democratic morass it is. The only thing holding Detroit down are the degenerate inhabitants of the city. Get rid of them by denying them the fruits of other people’s labor, and they will die off or move. Then replace them with virtuous citizens.
Not racist, but very stupid:
To do list to even have a chance of working:
- File Bankruptcy.
- Invalidate all union contracts.
- End collective bargaining for city workers.
- Eliminate pensions. Go to 401k.
- Dump employees on ObamaCare.
- Drastically reduce existing pension obligation.
- Make it right to work state (DONE!)
- School choice for every kid. Eliminate the “Detroit public school system”
- No “prevailing wage” mandate.
That’s just to get the spending in line.
Then you have a create a economic development zone with large tax benefits to start attracking business investment.
WisRich on March 1, 2013 at 2:52 PM
Back to the racism:
Tina Turner. Her experience ruling Barter Town make her perfect for Detroit.
Mark1971 on March 1, 2013 at 2:52 PM
I absolutely love the idea. Make the fence real tall and sturdy, and start sending in people who are caught selling or making heavy drugs. Drop them food and all the drugs confiscated by the police from airplanes. Then release the last hundred people who survived there somewhere in Iraq.
Allah – you know any black people?
I don’t mean Toure, metrosexual, gay-but-in-denial, prog blacks.
I mean real black people. Those living in Detroit will have no problem if Mitt takes the gig.
The Pols will. The people won’t.
budfox on March 1, 2013 at 2:54 PM
Obama gave chyrsler to fiat. Italy would like to return the favor.
can_con on March 1, 2013 at 2:54 PM
Also don’t forget that Coleman Young blamed all the city’s ills on the white population, and told them to get lost (they complied).
Ward Cleaver on March 1, 2013 at 2:55 PM
Years of dealing with gangsters in need of an attitude adjustment, stinky welfare queens in “Wal-Mart stripper” fashionwear, and countless GOMERs* will do that to a person.
*Get Outta My ER; AKA “go home and take an aspirin”.
MelonCollie on March 1, 2013 at 3:01 PM
I’m told that the white liberal population was literally looking for an excuse so they didn’t feel racist about leaving the city so fast their shadows had to catch up to them. Coal-Man gave them one with his big fat mouth, and they were gone.
MelonCollie on March 1, 2013 at 3:03 PM
(By Coal-man — He means Coleman A. Young. — Racist changing of his name)
You could very well turn it into an educational attraction like Jurrasic Park — only much more dangerous.
Mitt Romney could be the eccentric multi-millionaire “John Hammond” character trying to tame the natural world for the benefit of humanity.
Punchenko on March 1, 2013 at 3:05 PM
These people wants everyone in Detroit dead…. “Just kill all them niggers and get it over with!”:
I’ve often wondered about dealing with the inevitable disturbances in the Democratic quarters of our cities by taking a cue from the Thief games and walling them off overnight. If it worked on zombies and haunts, it oughta work on them.
MelonCollie on March 1, 2013 at 3:09 PM
Seriously, you could. Take young people for rides in armed, armored convoys with UAV overwatch, and show them what happens to places that follow liberal ideals.
MelonCollie on March 1, 2013 at 3:10 PM
Meanwhile back at the Klan meeting:
I think Marion Barry is between jobs and jail time right now so they could get him. He’s got esperience.
Oldnuke on March 1, 2013 at 3:10 PM
Tell the illegals it is the best scanctury city in the U.S..
Put the signs up in Spanish all over.
APACHEWHOKNOWS on March 1, 2013 at 3:10 PM
Anyone notice yet that the Democrats are all insane?
APACHEWHOKNOWS on March 1, 2013 at 3:11 PM
Their kind are everywhere as it is. The only way to so much as slow their expansion is to reimpose personal responsibility where ever you want real prosperity. To get rid of them, it must be constitutionally imposed. Stop payments to individuals of all types and amend it to include a cap on spending and a denial of the government to run a deficit or hold a long term debt.
(Their kind? Hmmmm… wonder what he meant by that?)
I now have a hilarious vision of a thousand upstanding citizens of Detroit with big helium balloons tied to their belts, floating through the air, and panicking as they are suddenly caught by a fierce gust.
Darn you for making me unable to study!
MelonCollie on March 1, 2013 at 3:22 PM
How about the original Motor City Madman, Ted Nugent!
If he won’t do it, pardon Kwame Kilpatrick…or Marion Barry
cat-scratch on March 1, 2013 at 3:22 PM