The state of Michigan has been dabbling with imposing dictatorial emergency managers on struggling cities like Ecorse, Flint and Pontiac since the mid-1980s. The program of eliminating democracy and imposing radical financial austerity has been such a rousing failure everywhere it has been used that one of the first pieces of legislation passed after the election of Republicans in the house, senate and governors mansion in 2010 was to radically expand the emergency financial management system and allow Rick Snyder to impose them almost anywhere he felt like.
Why are Republicans so utterly opposed to democracy and ignorant of what it takes to revive a community from within rather than destroy it? More importantly, knowing how Republicans feel about them, why do voters keep casting ballots for them?
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Michigan emergency managers undermine economic recovery as well as democracy
Video on msnbc.com: Rachel Maddow reviews the track record of governor-appointed "emergency managers" in Michigan and finds that towns that lost their democratically elected governments to emergency m…
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