Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Detroit Goes From Bad To Worse

Take one part fear, and two parts stupid and that's the formula for the Detroit Police union.  Now I want to state I don't believe that Cops are stupid, I've know many, some good some bad.  It's the union only looking out for itself, and their membership blindly following is what makes the stupid.

Read this article and then come back to me.

I'll sum it up for the lazy people.  Detroit is unsafe because of the lack of police officers in the city, so enter at your own risk.  Also, the only way to save this is to vote to get rid of Detroit's emergency financial manager, and vote to make collective bargaining a constitutional right in Michigan.

Now I don't want to get into the finer workings of Michigan law for those who don't live in the Great beer state, and also those who don't care; but essentially the EMF is a guy/girl who is brought in when a city is close to bankruptcy.  Apparently people don't like that.  As a result there is a ballot initiative to get rid of the EMF and a separate one to, well, make Unions a constitutional right.

The stupidity comes in when you take into consideration that the city of Detroit has had financial issues for about, 40-50 billion years now... that billion may be a slight overstatement but I'm sure you get the point.  The EMF is coming in just to make sure the city does not go into bankruptcy.  In a Bankruptcy the unions can get totally busted, it's  a backwards stupid way of thinking, and in all the years we were told conservatives only use fear, well I guess two can play at that game.

Also they suck at that game.



  1. I wanted to point out a small error in your thinking. WISCONSIN is the great beer state. It is near Michigan, but it is not actually Michigan. So, close, but no cigar.

    1. Exactly what I thought when I read that. Wisconsin is cheese and beer. Michigan is defunct automotive companies and mosquitoes.

    2. Agreed. I mean, why would anyone in their right mind live there?