Detroit began cutting water to 150,000 residents that are behind in their payments. This of course is creating an uproar from both sides of the political spectrum.
Liberals are lamenting about the inhumanity of it all.
Conservatives are looking to Governor Snyder to hire 150,000 emergency managers to take control of the budgets of those derelict residents.
Snyder is consulting with his propaganda wing (Mackinac Center of Midland, Mi.) as to putting the correct spin on this bold move.
He is also talking with Republican legislators about taking the few million dollars this will cost out of the state’s road fund. (If the people want smooth roads let them pay tolls.)
Speaking of the propaganda wing, they are continuing on their effort to eliminate unions in Michigan. This summer they will be providing MEA members with information packets designed to assist them in opting out of union membership.
This of course comes on the heels of the Republicans dark of the night right to work(for less) bill which Snyder gleefully signed into law before the ink was dry. Pleasing the Koch brothers and the DeVos family to no end!
At this point I would ask all members of the MEA that are considering taking advantage of this option to take a long hard look at their current pay and benefits packages. Remember it, because if the rich folks pushing this effort succeed, your current package is the best it is ever going to get. If you think the cuts you have taken recently because of austerity were nasty, you ain’t seen nothing yet! Once the union is destroyed, management will begin nickel and diming you to poverty.
No water in Detroit, no living wage for teachers, I tell you, if it weren’t for the great lakes and the “just the right height” trees, Michigan would be a ghost state for sure.