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Michigan bill would impose "financial martial law"

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posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 09:39 PM
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Michigan lawmakers are on the verge of approving a bill that would enable the governor to appoint "emergency managers" -- officials with unilateral power to make sweeping changes to cities facing financial troubles.

Under the legislation, the Michigan Messenger reports, the governor could declare a "financial emergency" in towns or school districts. He could then appoint a manager to fire local elected officials, break contracts, seize and sell assets, eliminate services - and even eliminate whole cities or school districts without any public input.


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I didn't notice this anywhere else, mods pls remove if it is.

This is a scary mentality that seems to have sprouted. Higher levels of government wanting to remove elected officials is something that strikes at the heart of an American tenet. I hope the people say something about this.




posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 09:51 PM
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My guess is Detroit would be the first city to suffer the effect of this bill. Seeing as it is already teetering on the post-apocalyptic side.



posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 09:51 PM
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sorry buddy posted a week ago



posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 10:00 PM
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Ok, thanks. Mods, please close.



posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 05:07 AM
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This should have earned you a few hundred flags. All of them red.

There was mention of this tactic at work over a year ago with plans to go strongly for the Governorship of each State -recognizing the Governors have extraordinary power and can even get rid of officials duly elected by the people in times of financial emergency.

I can't figure out why people do not recognize what this could mean to the democracy of the United States of America and stop it where it stands.

Where is the outrage?
I just don't get it.

We will be the United Socialist Republic of America.
We won't even have to move.


Sorry... but where exactly is the LINK to where this was "posted over a week ago."
And so what if it was. Like we don't have a thousand threads on the deep water disaster. Puleeze
edit on 14-3-2011 by rusethorcain because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 07:36 AM
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Intresting but not Surprising. Michigan law is goofy in these areas. When the mess with the DEtroit Mayor was going on, Govenor Granholm toyed with the idea of removing him ffrom office. Not sure where the precedent came from, nor have I seen that setup anywhere else.



posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 08:04 AM
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Sounds like a plan to stall the system and people, so greedy capitalist republicans can money bag as much as they can n make it out he back door. Prob gunna buse its power too. Hell The did i to us with the $800 billion bailout that went to banks! they realized n saw that, and now a city is doin it. thas what ive learned about our currrent congress.



posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 09:27 AM
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Wow, so now only 49 states are a democracy?



posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 01:06 PM
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Actually, the other threads are in non_breaking news forums....so this one is allowed to remain open.

This one, which will be closed as a dup, presents some info from the "other side"
www.abovetopsecret.com... [closed]


This one starts out with the Maddow piece
www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Apr, 30 2011 @ 06:04 PM
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edit on 30-4-2011 by kyoushu because: Found same information I posted in a newly made thread. So deleted/edited my post.



posted on May, 1 2011 @ 12:48 AM
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Detroit, what better poverty and crime(very sad situation indeed) stricken city to test such an act on. Sadly it might not stop there, if other cities/states find the results favorable, we're all in trouble.
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posted on May, 1 2011 @ 01:16 PM
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Originally posted by Wolf321

Michigan lawmakers are on the verge of approving a bill that would enable the governor to appoint "emergency managers" -- officials with unilateral power to make sweeping changes to cities facing financial troubles.

Under the legislation, the Michigan Messenger reports, the governor could declare a "financial emergency" in towns or school districts. He could then appoint a manager to fire local elected officials, break contracts, seize and sell assets, eliminate services - and even eliminate whole cities or school districts without any public input.


Source

I didn't notice this anywhere else, mods pls remove if it is.

This is a scary mentality that seems to have sprouted. Higher levels of government wanting to remove elected officials is something that strikes at the heart of an American tenet. I hope the people say something about this.


Totalitarian just crawled out of its grave.

so they can just appoint a state dictator for michigan right?

Michigan is becoming a police state. What now a detriot gulag?

Wow.



posted on May, 18 2011 @ 07:24 PM
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I've been following this story for awhile now. The MI Governor, with the unbridled aid of the Koch Bros., is attempting a coup of the state of MI. He will eliminate the citizens right to elect their local leaders and turn it over to corporations.

The Right is in the middle of an attempted coup of the United States. Pity the useful idiots are enough in number that they have slowed down the move to eradicate this invading force.



posted on May, 18 2011 @ 08:21 PM
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Originally posted by boncho
My guess is Detroit would be the first city to suffer the effect of this bill. Seeing as it is already teetering on the post-apocalyptic side.


Sometimes when I drive through detroit or go to a Tigers game certain areas of Detroit already look like the rest of the country would , if a post apocolyptic world should ever come about.



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