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Autocratic for the People… Stephen Colbert takes aim at Rick Snyder’s Emergency Financial Manager legislation

The Colbert ReportTags: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive Remember how I was asking for the President to install an Emergency Financial Manager in place of our Governor? Well, Colbert is doing me one better. He’s suggesting that we just hand over our entire nation to an Emergency Financial Manager – someone […]

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And so it begins… Benton Harbor’s EFM becomes first to invoke new powers, dissolve elected government

Invoking the powers recently bestowed upon Michigan’s emergency financial managers by the Republican legislature, Joseph L. Harris, the Granholm-appointed emergency financial manager for Benton Harbor, yesterday dissolved all elected bodies within that city. (His official order can be seen below.) This, I believe, is the first instance of an emergency financial manager exercising the bold, […]

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