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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    All Of A Sudden

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 10:21:10 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Detroit, EFM, Kevyn Orr, Bankruptcy, Restructuring, Futility, Higher Taxes, Pensions (all tags)

    The repealed Emergency Financial Manager law probably seems like a better idea now; at least to those who spent great amounts of money to defeat it.

    Its not as if they weren't warned.

    State appointed Emergency Financial managers couldn't touch any pension contracts whatsoever. As a state initiated law, it would  have run afoul of article 9, section 24; the state's own constitutional protection for pensions.  The EFM law was however, a tool to readjust current contracts not associated with those pensions.  Federal courts would have no say at that point.  But labor unions, and certain municipalities' elected bodies preferred to not allow such a thing.

    Instead, a bankruptcy, fully clarified in the constitution as being under federal jurisdiction, takes the state's constitutional protections of those pensions off the table.


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    Orr, not (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by Corinthian Scales on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 01:11:16 PM EST
    The pensions are a moot point in face of a $20 Billion abyss heading to Chapter 9, anyway.

    However, if one wants to address matters within State authority, I'd like to know why is it that while under Oath, a rather obvious violation of Article I § 26 (Michigan 06-2) was made by Governor Snyder, and his then shadowy quasi-governmental NERD Fund crony, now moved onto the Taxpayer dole with $40k/year raise.

    ONE OTHER DETROIT EM CANDIDATE: Baird, whose primary role in the administration is to recruit talent, said that beyond Orr, the state only had one other serious candidate for the Detroit emergency manager position. "I won't dance here. I'll tell you he was -- his residence was south but he had been a Detroit resident," Baird said. "...He had been a Detroit resident but he was not at the time that I had discussed it with him."

    RACE PLAYED A ROLE IN ORR HIRE: Snyder, asked about various traits and experiences that played a role in Orr's selection, said that race "would be a factor that could be of some consideration." Baird, in his deposition, said Orr knew that critics could use his race against him. "He recognized this was going to be a thankless job where he would probably be vilified and called a traitor to his race and to his Democratic background and that it would require a great deal of resolve to overcome the difficulties of the past decades that have gotten Detroit to where it is today."

    Perhaps, Michigan's haphazard Attorney General should explain Rick Snyder's Office actions in detail.

    I wouldn't be so quick to say that... (none / 0) (#2)
    by KG One on Sat Dec 07, 2013 at 08:03:14 AM EST
    ...the state couldn't touch pensions before.

    Remember the republican backed tax on pensions and the republican court that upheld it?

    'Nuff said.

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