Today in NRO, Michael Auslin visits the issue of Michigan and it’s Emergency Financial managers. He’s, how you say, not a fan.

Is the dictatorial path the way of the future? What will happen when Illinois, New York, and California declare bankruptcy? Will legislatures believe the only way out is to appoint EMs for their own states? And how long before Washington, D.C., finds some pretext in the “penumbras” of constitutional powers to allow the federal government to appoint state dictators so as to ensure the equal rights of all citizens and the public welfare?

At issue, of course, is that for years in Detroit (the city currently the topic of disccusion) you have an electorate that is unable to elect accountable, competent leaders. Leaders able to make the hard choices.

I mean, Detroiter’s elected Martha Reeves. Martha Reeves.

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3 Comments on “EMs”

  1. Of course, the other side of the coin is the revenue-sharing scheme in Michiganistan whereby the state takes that tax revenue and diviies it up.

    This means that after Flint sucks it all up and puts it into Woody Stanley’s sooper seekrit retirement fund and then goes back to the state for money to pay the police, other parts of the state pay for that incompetence.

  2. Svenster Says:

    Martha was probably one one of the voters’ better choices; at least she could sing.

  3. Car in Says:

    Yea, but she was rather absent.

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