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Michigan Politicians say, Screw the Voters: Passes new Emergency Law today

December 13, 2012

It has been a brutal week in Michigan for democracy. The Michigan legislature passed bills this week that weaken unions, attacks reproductive rights, Muslims, the LGBT community and now the general public, by passing a new version of the Emergency Financial Manager Law.Picture 2

Remember, Michigan voters repealed the existing EFM law that Snyder put in place in early 2011. (He announced the EMF law in Grand Rapids, since GR has followed his austerity model.)  Today’s vote pretty much told voters – WE DON’T FUCKING CARE WHAT YOU THINK!

Not only did they pass a new version of the EFM law, they included language that said that this law could not be repealed! Again, SCREW YOU!

Some of the details of this anti-democratic bill are as follows:

  • A review team will come to any community they think are financially unstable, hold one public meeting, but are not obligated to have public comment.
  • Communities will only have 7 days to make a decision, once the state makes their recommendation.
  • Allows the governor to impose “best practices” (undefined), a model charter or model charter provisions (undefined) and management training as a condition to the end of receivership.
  • Provides for an “advisory board” that excludes all local participation to continue state intervention as a transition from receivership at the option of the governor.
  • Reenacts provisions of PA 4 concerning suspension of collective bargaining rights under receivership.
  • Grandparents all existing emergency managers and emergency financial managers.

To see a more detailed analysis of the new Emergency Financial Manager Law can be found at Michigan Forward.

This new law, along with everything else passed this week is reason enough for an uprising. The question is, what will we all do to fight this?

12 Comments leave one →
  1. SitInvertn permalink
    December 13, 2012 8:32 pm

    I recommend relaxing, just love them.

  2. December 13, 2012 8:33 pm

    fuck loving them……..they have nothing but contempt for the public.

  3. SitInvertn permalink
    December 13, 2012 9:47 pm

    It was only a legislative coup detat, don’t get all like “over throw those cocksuckers ” and shit…

  4. December 13, 2012 9:49 pm

    Actually, I’ll get however I want to get. Don’t tell me how to feel or think, since I don’t do that to you. basic principle of respect……

  5. SitInvertn permalink
    December 13, 2012 10:25 pm

    Sarcasm Jeff …seize the cities, I fully advocate popular repossession. Seriously man, bolt shit down they already floating dissolving Detroit ,Fuck them, cut their hands off.

  6. SitInvertn permalink
    December 13, 2012 10:30 pm

    The secret code of that one post was actually” overthrow the cocksuckers”, although I know it wasn’t explicit. And the “get in line and settle down” is a camoflouged “go asymmetrically apeshit” , so Yes get them, yesterday.

  7. fry permalink
    December 14, 2012 1:36 pm

  8. SitInvertn permalink
    December 14, 2012 2:57 pm

    Also recommend discourse on voluntary servitude, great read.

  9. Anon for Reason permalink
    December 14, 2012 4:47 pm

    Don’t forget our medical cannabis rights, or the rights of the voters to choose what should, and shouldn’t be an arrestable offense.

  10. SitInvertn permalink
    December 15, 2012 10:05 pm

    Yeah need a more Proactively distributed tax power, regarding first amendment right to petition for redress by with holding taxation by the municipality from the state, and limiting the state to sales tax 5%, on tabaco, liquor, cannabis, and they can keep the lottery. Keep the resources in our communities where their needed, and be allocated by the people themselves to construct the society/environment that best suites their desires.


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