POLITICS & PREJUDICES
The RNC vs. the filthy gay cabal
The homosexual agenda, helmet laws, mayor and city council members keep their salaries
Published: April 3, 2013
That’s from just one hospital and within a few months of the law’s repeal. God knows what long-term care charges will be passed along to hike our insurance costs. Over the next few years, the governor’s signature on that bill will cost many lives and — for all of us — millions of dollars.
Just call it relentless negative action.
Political brilliance: You may not have noticed but one of the first things Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr did was announce that he would keep paying the salaries of Detroit’s elected mayor and city councilmembers.
Most emergency managers haven’t done that. But why, if the city is in such terrible financial straits, is Orr doing this? Simply put, because he, or someone advising him, is very, very smart. Their salaries and benefits probably add up to $1.5 million a year, a little more if they get to keep all their perks.
That’s parking meter change when you’ve got a $15 billion problem. Orr could, of course, change his mind at any time. But by keeping the elected government paid, he is likely to mute their criticism, if not actually buying their cooperation.
Plus, it makes it appear less like democracy is being totally overthrown. This may sound Machivellian, but may also make sense. If Detroit has any hope of avoiding bankruptcy, Orr needs as much cooperation as possible.
The last thing the city now needs is — as Lyndon Johnson used to say — more people outside the tent, pissing in.
Jack Lessenberry opines weekly for Metro Times. Send comments to email@example.com.
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