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Give Detroit to Mitt Romney
Slate ^ | Feb 28, 2013 | Davied Weigel

Posted on 02/28/2013 4:55:03 PM PST by Vince Ferrer

The reckoning has arrived in Detroit. Michigan has an aggressive emergency manager law that allows the government to take over failing cities rather than sending them into bankruptcy. [...]

[Mayor Dave] Bing wouldn’t directly reveal what the governor told him, but said the decision is what most have expected. He spoke in terms indicating that an emergency manager is indeed coming to Detroit.

Can I nominate someone?

(Excerpt) Read more at slate.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: detroit; hewouldntwantit; michigan; mittromney
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Actually, I like that idea.
1 posted on 02/28/2013 4:55:10 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer
Actually, I like that idea.

It should be Reality Show, really really think about that, Romney may not be a total Conservative but it would put a face at least on Republicans, Hard Work and the ****ing mess the DNC and all their allies made of the city and it would show it was not the DNC and their minions that fixed it.

2 posted on 02/28/2013 4:58:52 PM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: Vince Ferrer

Margaret Thatcher is probably the only person with boots big enough to fix Detroit. It’s a shame she’s in such poor health.


3 posted on 02/28/2013 5:02:26 PM PST by Publius
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To: taildragger

Also, I like Guliani for this as well. He is the only mayor I can think of that turned a big city around.


4 posted on 02/28/2013 5:03:08 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer

I can’t think of a better person, especially give the situation. Most any alternative would be worse.

Of course he’s rich and wealthy (well deserved), and why do it? Being President is one thing; it is an historical opportunity. Being Mr. Fixit to the most broken major city does not sound all that fun.


5 posted on 02/28/2013 5:03:22 PM PST by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Yeah, so he can cut up Detroit and sell the parts? I doubt he’ll get much financial gain from doing that.


6 posted on 02/28/2013 5:03:53 PM PST by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: SatinDoll
I doubt he’ll get much financial gain from doing that.

Then he wouldn't do it. There's a reason it's called "capitalism."

7 posted on 02/28/2013 5:06:16 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Vince Ferrer

George Romney ran to Saul Alinsky to save Detroit and it didn’t work out so well. A better team would be Forbes, Trump, and Giuliani.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2992270/posts


8 posted on 02/28/2013 5:08:11 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 1rudeboy
Then he wouldn't do it. There's a reason it's called "capitalism."

Didn't he do the Olympics for no salary?

9 posted on 02/28/2013 5:08:14 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer

Detroit can’t be fixed by anybody.


10 posted on 02/28/2013 5:08:23 PM PST by umgud
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To: Vince Ferrer

Romney only wanted to be president, I don’t think he cares about anything else when it comes to the gentiles.


11 posted on 02/28/2013 5:09:23 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Of that, I am not aware.


12 posted on 02/28/2013 5:09:30 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Vince Ferrer

Why save Detroit?

Is it worth it?


13 posted on 02/28/2013 5:09:33 PM PST by lurk
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To: umgud
Detroit can’t be fixed by anybody.

That's the spirit that settled the American West!

14 posted on 02/28/2013 5:10:18 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Vince Ferrer

The Olympics in Salt lake city was all related to the Mormon effort to make the Bishop president, that was not for nothing, Romney’s charity has always been related to Mormons with a little related to political campaigning.


15 posted on 02/28/2013 5:13:57 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Give it to Willard ? Haven’t the poor people of Detroit suffered enough ?


16 posted on 02/28/2013 5:15:01 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: umgud
You are probably right given the state and federal regulations that would be insisted upon....not to mention the union demands & lawsuits which would be filed by every known and unknown interest group.

If Detroit is to be "fixed" the "fixer" would have to be free of all the aforementioned.

Yep, you are right......Detroit cannot be fixed.

17 posted on 02/28/2013 5:17:50 PM PST by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance........)
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To: Vince Ferrer

In 1629, King Charles I of England granted Sir Robert Heath (the attorney general) the southern half of the English land in the New World between 36 degrees and 31 degrees north latitude from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. The land was named “Province of Carolina” or land of Charles.

This area included what is now known as North Carolina and South Carolina. Sir Robert’s attempts at settlement failed and in 1645, during the English Civil War, he was stripped of all of his possessions as a Royalist supporter of the King. The first permanent settlers in Carolina came from Virginia. In 1663, eight members of the English nobility received a charter from King Charles II to establish the colony of Carolina.


18 posted on 02/28/2013 5:19:10 PM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

New York’s financial situation was fixed by the state appointing an all-powerful comptroller back in the 70’s. Well before Guiliani’s time. Not a dollar was allowed to be spent without his permission.


19 posted on 02/28/2013 5:19:45 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: umgud
Detroit can’t be fixed by anybody.

Sure it can. Give me enough gasoline to douse the city and one match. That's all that's needed to fix the Detroit problem.

20 posted on 02/28/2013 5:20:42 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Jonty30

I suspect a whole lot of city council members will be investigated by the FBI before this is done.


21 posted on 02/28/2013 5:30:21 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Rob Ford is working an awesome turnaround here in Toronto, mind you things didn’t get nearly as bad as Detroit or NYC. I guess the main difference between Toronto and Detroit is that most of our voters work and pay taxes.


22 posted on 02/28/2013 5:32:35 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: taildragger
Romney may not be a total Conservative but it would put a face at least on Republicans, Hard Work and the ****ing mess the DNC and all their allies made of the city and it would show it was not the DNC and their minions that fixed it.

Which is why it won't, and can't, be allowed to happen.

Given all of the parochial interests that will need to be engaged (unions, educrats, government bureaucrats) fighting to preserve their "stuff", it's going to be a hard enough job.

Put a high-visibility Republican into the position, making it not only a rescue mission but also an opportunity to enhance/rebuild the Republican brand (ESPECIALLY in the urban context) and there won't just be a bunch of special interests jockying around, there'll be ACTIVE confrontation and sabotage to deal with from EVERY Democrat-aligned organization/group out there.
23 posted on 02/28/2013 5:35:25 PM PST by tanknetter
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To: cripplecreek

And former councilors, if he’s allowed access to records back to the 50’s.


24 posted on 02/28/2013 5:49:32 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: ansel12

Seriously, who would want the grueling job of turning that city around? It would take decades and most of the populace and city employees would fight every step of the way.


25 posted on 02/28/2013 5:53:46 PM PST by ffusco (The President will return this country to what it once was...An arctic wasteland covered in ice.)
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To: ansel12

Seriously, who would want the grueling job of turning that city around? It would take decades and most of the populace and city employees would fight every step of the way.


26 posted on 02/28/2013 5:54:01 PM PST by ffusco (The President will return this country to what it once was...An arctic wasteland covered in ice.)
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To: Jonty30

The 3 tribes will have to be broken. Kilpatrick, Cockerell, and Conyers.


27 posted on 02/28/2013 5:55:37 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Who’s Mitt Romney?


28 posted on 02/28/2013 5:57:32 PM PST by jpl (The government spent another half a million bucks in the time it just took you to read this tagline.)
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To: Squawk 8888

Detroit today and NYC at its worst during the 70’s are orders of magnitude apart. NYC was much, much, much, much, much better off.


29 posted on 02/28/2013 5:57:32 PM PST by ffusco (The President will return this country to what it once was...An arctic wasteland covered in ice.)
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To: usconservative

I was thinking bulldozers, dump trucks and vast, new areas for agriculture.


30 posted on 02/28/2013 5:58:28 PM PST by ExNewsExSpook
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To: ffusco

True, NYC was able to keep its economic base.


31 posted on 02/28/2013 5:59:10 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: cripplecreek

MI ping.


32 posted on 02/28/2013 5:59:14 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: Vince Ferrer
Didn't he do the Olympics for no salary?

Of course. But you won't get anywhere with the bigots and Romney haters here. They would rather see Detroit crumble to dust than to see Romney turn it around, salvage a once great city, maybe even give honest governance and free market reforms some cred. It's the same over there... judging from the comments, FR has become identical to Slate.

33 posted on 02/28/2013 5:59:37 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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Of course. But you won't get anywhere with the bigots and Romney haters here.

Wow, Al Sharpton couldn't have said it better.
34 posted on 02/28/2013 6:08:06 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Vince Ferrer
The way to revitalize Detroit is to remove all of the urban liberals and to put them into stable, white collar elite liberal communities. Then, the blight can be razed and homes and businesses can be rebuilt so as to attract middle-class conservatives to a growing and safe community. As long as there is concentrated liberalism and unanimous democrat voting, Detroit will remain violent and sterile. Nothing will grow but the violence.

Of course the new inhabitants of the elite communities will find their neighborhoods will remain pristine and secure . . . their new friends will be courteous and helpful . . . and their property values will remain elevated.

Or probably not.

35 posted on 02/28/2013 6:28:12 PM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Vince Ferrer

I had a boss tell me one time that a plan without resources isn’t a plan....it’s a fairy tale. It’s going to take resources to turn Detroit around. Where are those resources going to come from? Detroit? They’d have already turned it around. Rural Michigan? Were they the ones who overspent? Georgia? Why should anyone else pay for Detroit? There wasn’t a hurricane or earthquake. The people of Detroit brought this on themselves. They need to get themselves out of it.


36 posted on 02/28/2013 6:32:50 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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Come on people! How many times do i have to inform you! Mitt could do the job from the WH! Since the people didn’t think so it’s tough titty to Detroit. Mitt shouldn’t waste his time. It’s not like he has to prove himself again.


37 posted on 02/28/2013 6:41:11 PM PST by DIRTYSECRET
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To: blueunicorn6

Come on people! How many times do i have to inform you! Mitt could do the job from the WH! Since the people didn’t think so it’s tough titty to Detroit. Mitt shouldn’t waste his time. It’s not like he has to prove himself again.


38 posted on 02/28/2013 6:41:22 PM PST by DIRTYSECRET
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To: blueunicorn6

Come on people! How many times do i have to inform you! Mitt could do the job from the WH! Since the people didn’t think so it’s tough titty to Detroit. Mitt shouldn’t waste his time. It’s not like he has to prove himself again.


39 posted on 02/28/2013 6:41:22 PM PST by DIRTYSECRET
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To: blueunicorn6

Come on people! How many times do i have to inform you! Mitt could do the job from the WH! Since the people didn’t think so it’s tough titty to Detroit. Mitt shouldn’t waste his time. It’s not like he has to prove himself again.


40 posted on 02/28/2013 6:41:24 PM PST by DIRTYSECRET
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To: blueunicorn6

Come on people! How many times do i have to inform you! Mitt could do the job from the WH! Since the people didn’t think so it’s tough titty to Detroit. Mitt shouldn’t waste his time. It’s not like he has to prove himself again.


41 posted on 02/28/2013 6:41:31 PM PST by DIRTYSECRET
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To: Sgt_Schultze
Lease it to the ChiComs as a Special Administrative Region to pay down our debt. They would move in, repair what could be repaired and strip down and salvage what could not. They would stand the worst malcontents before firing squads and the rest of them would get the message.

Rather than getting checks from the U.S. government, they would get sweatshop factory jobs from the ChiComs.

Don't want a job? Well, that's your choice. But good luck making a living on the streets because your new ChiCom rulers won't let you leave your S.A.R. without permission.

42 posted on 02/28/2013 6:48:18 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

People forget that Romney was elected to an office once.

Romney served a term as a governor once and failed to win chance for reelection, and had to leave office with 34% approval, he wasn’t exactly good at the job.


43 posted on 02/28/2013 6:58:27 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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To: Squawk 8888

Toronto can’t be fixed either, it always has been and always will be a liberal hellhole.

I’m Canadian and your arrogant tagline offends me.


44 posted on 02/28/2013 7:06:16 PM PST by Bulwyf
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To: lurk

“Why save Detroit?
Is it worth it?”

It can’t be saved and it’s not worth trying.

All that can be done is to confine the pestilence within, to keep it from spreading to surrounding areas to the best extent possible.


45 posted on 02/28/2013 8:00:47 PM PST by Road Glide
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To: Bulwyf

You would probably find my tag line offensive too:

http://morsecode.scphillips.com/jtranslator.html


46 posted on 02/28/2013 8:01:08 PM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: Sgt_Schultze
The way to revitalize Detroit is to remove all of the urban liberals and to put them into stable, white collar elite liberal communities

It's been tried, it didn't work, the prototype community is Ann Arbor....

47 posted on 03/01/2013 2:28:30 AM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: Vince Ferrer

Typical,Democrats create the crap mess and then turn to someone else to clean it up,Get Michelle Obama to clean it up Or Hillary,Or her Husband,Oh yeah they are to busy running to Haiti or Africa to stick their Noses in other Peoples Business and use them as Props to show what great people they are,sorry but you cant run and you cant hide from the Crap mess you have turned this country into.


48 posted on 03/01/2013 4:07:43 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: ffusco

NYC is reverting back to the cesspool it was before Giuliani cleaned it up. I commute into Penn Station every day. The main terminal where commuters and Amtrak tourists come in is a disgusting homeless shelter. The stench of homelessness is so bad. Nothing but dirty addicted bums shuffling around like the walking dead. Disgraceful.


49 posted on 03/01/2013 4:30:10 AM PST by jersey117
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To: Vince Ferrer

They’ll figure a way to get that brand new casino.


50 posted on 03/01/2013 5:21:59 AM PST by Varsity Flight (Extortion-Care is the Government Work-Camp: Arbeitsziehungslager)
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