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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    Proof You're An Idiot

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Fri Jul 26, 2013 at 10:48:30 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Bankruptcy, Snyder, Detroit, Tunnels, Bridges, DRIC, NICT, Boondoggles, Government (all tags)

    That is a message to Governor Snyder from another blog.

    We seldom use such direct attacks in a title even though the content has tended to be more direct as of late.  And though we openly wonder on why certain pursuits exist, the Detroit bankruptcy really drives home a point that cannot be ignored.  The bankruptcy had to happen, and even though happening later than it should have been, Snyder gets some credit for doing what is needed.

    For the remainder of the message however, Stephanie quotes Forbes and opines:

    "In light of Detroit's bankruptcy case getting national attention, many people have missed this little development:

    Detroit's Tunnel To Canada Follows The City Into Bankruptcy.  

    Since 1930, Detroiters have had two choices to reach Windsor, Ontario across the U.S.-Canadian border: the Ambassador Bridge or the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel.

    Now, the tunnel's operator has joined the city in seeking bankruptcy protection. It's blaming two reasons, according to Reuters: reduced traffic across the border, and the same kind of unmanageable debt burden that led to the city's Chapter 9 petition.

    If Michigander's might recall, Governor Rick Snyder, as part of his campaign platform, ran advocating for a second bridge to Canada to be built, using at least partly, taxpayer money.  One has to ask, in considering this little plan of his, did he not research the profitability of the two existing means by which to get to Canada (the Windsor Tunnel and the Ambassador Bridge)?  If he didn't do the research that makes Governor Snyder just stupid.  If he did do his due diligence, he would have seen the enormous operating losses of the Tunnel."

    Read the rest here

    Unless someone can find a gray area in there somewhere, she has a point.

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    Frank Beckmann (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by RushLake on Sat Jul 27, 2013 at 09:10:58 AM EST
    the CONservative radio commentator and Snyder buttboy had a column in yesterday's Detroit News:

    http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130726/OPINION01/307260007/Millions-an-arena-not-dime-pensions- ?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE%7Cs.

    Good old CONservative Frank (along with his fellow NOT TEA Snyder sycophants Daniel Howes and Nolan Finley) was a rabid defender of Jenn...er, uh Rick's tax on some of our pensions. In the article, Frank is weeping and wailing about the money for the arena and the lack of money for the City "noble worker" pensions. Apparently Vanilla Boy Rick forgot to clue Frankie in. Could it be that according to Agenda 21 premises, we need to run the riff raff off so we can have nice places for the people who will be concentrated in the future Detroit to see sporting events and otherwise be entertained. Add the upscale condos, bike lanes, the Woodward Avenue US taxpayer funded light rail, the redundant bridge to nowhere--US funded, and we've got a frigging utopia right down there on all that valuable riverfront. The least they can do is name the bridge after Vanilla Boy.

    I forgot, (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by RushLake on Sat Jul 27, 2013 at 09:13:05 AM EST
    I'm not advocating for the "noble" workers or the frigging arena. Let the people who earned the money buy their own arenas, or take their teams on down the road.

    No grey areas that I can see. (none / 0) (#4)
    by KG One on Sat Jul 27, 2013 at 09:36:03 AM EST
    The fact that the people actually calling the shots in the MIa-GOP (see the guv's astounding position reversal epiphany over Freedom to Work for Exhibit "A"), haven't come down more often and forcefully over his fervent and frequent advocating of these gov't boondoggles (i.e. Gordie Howe Bridge, Obamacare Medicaid Expansion, etc.) simply amazes me.

    I'd be lying if I said that standing to rake in some serious state $$$'s, either directly or indirectly, from the rest of the producing class as an explanation for their "silence" on these issues never crossed this poster's mind.

    The '14 election will surely be interesting.

    Whoa (none / 0) (#5)
    by Corinthian Scales on Sun Jul 28, 2013 at 11:51:17 AM EST
    Were 1,874,834 Michiganders just called idiots?  Why yes, yes they were.

    About goddam time someone else stated the fact, too.

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