Michigan Big Gov't Republicans

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    I watched a great piece on Maddow about Michigan's new Emergency Management Law. It's a controversial law that allows the state to appoint emergency financial managers to towns that are struggling financially. The EFMs are given complete authority. They are even allowed to fire elected officials and dissolve towns. Watch the entire video. At the end is an interview with a Michigan mayor. It's a real eye opener. I'd like to know what any small gov't conservatives think of this.

    I've also included an article from the Michigan Messenger.

     
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    Michigan Constitution

    http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/publications/Constitution.pdf

    Looks like Article VII covers this, in particular sections 20 and 21. It appears that if its a township the county controls it, but as a city the legislature has control over the scope of its charter, with particular regards to finance.

    You can argue the right or wrong of it, but it appears the legislature has the constitutional backing to do it.
     
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    Actually, voters will have the say on this. If enough signatures can be collected, it gets put up for a vote. But, that's not the point. This is big gov't at work. Where is the outrage from small gov't conservatives?
     
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    Actually check out section 33, where an elected offical of a political subdivision can be ousted by law.

    This law is well grounded in the constitution, hence why they are going the petition route over a judical one. They have no judical leg to stand on.

    And in a battle between my fiscal responsible part and my small goverment part, the fiscally responsible side wins, as long as they follow thier own state constitution (which they do).

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    Right. That's what I thought. "Small gov't" cons not caring about big gov't takeovers. Typical.
     
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    An elected official cannot be fired.
     
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    According the the Michagan constitution, as long as they are a city or village official, they can be. The constitution protects only the state and county officials, according to my reading of it. Article 7, sections 20,21 and 33.
     
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    Try and watch the video and maybe you will see why they want to take over the town where the population has a 10,000.00 year average income. The big boys on the republican side want to build a mega golf course and to do so they will take over the land that was deeded to the city. land that is lake shore so they can put like three holes there instead of beach for the citizens.

    It's a political event meant to make someone rich, now I wonder who they will be sending their political dollars too, LOL what a joke you greedy, lying, backstabbing jackasses are on the right.
     

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