Originally Posted by Melodie Darwin
Snyder is part of a group that have had long running shopping lists
of places they have been waiting to get their hands on. What better way to speed that up then to keep money from them so those places are impossible to maintain, paving the way for a developer to ride in and lighten the burden for them. Killing the schools and wiping out neighborhoods to foreclosure are just bonus points.
I completely agree.
I'm about 45 minutes from Detroit, and have yet to meet anyone who sees the Emergency Manager changes as a good idea. The main concern I've heard is that it doesn't stop at the current cities in trouble.
I have met a lot of people in the suburbs surrounding Detroit that love the idea of an emergency manager. What they don't seem to think about is that it may not stop at Detroit, Pontiac and Highland Park. Of course they think it would never happen to them, because they aren't "like THOSE people" (yeah, that's a quote from one of my old art students-we still communicate). Any city will be up for grabs if they can find any excuse to do so.