I for one have had more than enough of the Great Tragedy that is Detroit. Back in the days of Billy Durant, JP Morgan, and Rockefeller, Detroit was a beacon of the Industrial Revolution. The New Paris, it was a destination of distinguished and refined people the world over. Wealth flowed up and down the lakes of Michigan, and Her pride could not be measured.
Today, Detroit is a shit heap.
That last sentence is both succinct and proper – dilapidation deserves few words. Detroit is a terrible place because her residents are stupid people. Every bad judgement that can be exercised has been exercised in Detroit. If you can come up with a horrible idea, Detroit has tried that idea, sometimes multiple times in a row.
Today, the first steps towards the revitalization of this historical city have been made.
Kevin Orr, hand picked general of Rick Snyder (may his pimp hand always be strong), destroyed the gates of the city and entered her walls. The terror of the unwashed masses was great, as any man foolish enough to have lent Detroit money was lead into the public square for prompt execution.
Less the populace think they would get off unscathed for their part in Detroit’s dishonorable rot, Orr then turned his war machine on the cushy public sector jobs and retiree benefits, battering them to ashes. A clear message was sent shivering through the public body: if you are going to choke out a city…nay, a culture…in an attempt to grant yourself her treasury, your claims will not be honored, and you will be left by the wayside.
The entire structure of public unions, city workers, and culture of corruption has been put on notice in a single, fell swipe.
To summarize the exact actions taken today:
If you are owed money by Detroit, you are done
If you are owed benefits by Detroit, you are done
If you receive an excessive salary from Detroit, you are done
If you held any amount of power or sway in Detroit, you are done
If you are keeping Detroit from revitalizing her public services and spaces, you are done
If you are the source of the sprawling blight in Detroit, you are done
If you are a voice keeping taxes high in Detroit, you are done
If you are one of the people generally creating racial tensions to the detriment of the city, you are done
If you are an obstacle to Detroit, you are done
The deal Orr put forward was so byzantine…I positively love it. It’s time to clean out the dead wood, by purging fire. A lesson must be taught: when you let yourself fall sucker to lies and deceit and false promises, no one will be coming to save you. Anyone who let themselves be tricked into thinking those empty promises of pensions, benefits and payments from a defunct body were subject to protections or guarantees by the rest of the state has felt the first shot across the bow today.
Rick Snyder (may his pimp hand always be strong) has heard the demands from those who elected him clear and distinctly. Anyone tangled in Detroit’s corruption is to be cut down at the knees.
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great post… it was as i thought it would be in Detroit.
you should of used Occam’s Razor. for this report
Will Baltimore and Philadelphia be next or do they still not get it?
Every state needs a Public Act 436
Thanks , Mr. Cain Thaler.
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Thanks again, Mr. Cain Thaler..
**so very articulate!!
Hopefully this ends will for Detroit…
Pain? Yes, there will be pain. Might even be a riot or three. Weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth? Dittto! In spades. (no racist)
The culture of corruption, greed, mutual back scratching and other nefarious activity has to be purged from what was once the greatest city in the Midwest.
Orr is on the right track but it could get very ugly when all the unions and city employees come to grips with the fact that the gravy train has ended. We have not seen the last of Jesse and Al trying to organize protests, marches and other anti-Snyder demonstrations. But I surely hope they all fail as righteously as their feeble attempts did when Orr first started.
As you have said Mr Thaler. “may Snyders pimp hand always be strong”. The man is running a tight ship and it is starting to show. When was the last time Michigan had a balanced budget delivered on time 3 years in a row? Certainly not in the debacle of the last administration…………I forget her name……you know who I’m talking about. Old wartface from Canada…..glad she is fading from memory.
Where was I going with all this? …..Oh. Yes.
I really think that if Snyder/Orr can pull this off and get MoTown back on track, it will set the pace for many other cities in the Midwest that are looking at the same problems of blight, falling population/tax base, reinventing itself and becoming vibrant sources of pride for their states. Snyder is certainly looking in the right directions with some of the programs of revitalization I have seen. Placemaking, updating infrastructure and housing to match the demands of todays market…..the guy gets it and for the most part I love the ideas I hear and what I see coming down the river. (no homo)
We just have to get past the whole entitlement mentality that is so ingrained South and East of I-69.
Here’s to a revitalized Detroit and a Michigan that is on the cutting edge of the new economy.
Yes these successes are paving future efforts. As long as the leaders don’t muck it up are start acting corrupt
Be interesting to see the reaction of the bond markets to this also. Could very well have a ripple effect.
Amen brother! If only we could get the same pimp hand in the IRS, NSA, Washington, what a mess.
Cain Thaler- Women are sneaking over the border into Detroit with thousands of dollars in cash stuffed into their bras!