With the imminent passage of Michigan’s “Local Government and School District Accountability Act,”(HB4214), Republicans will finally evolve beyond being the self-proclaimed champions of small government. They will become the founders of no government. Well, that isn’t quite right. Dictatorship is still government. It’s just not a preferable model, especially for residents of the United States, in general, and Michigan, in particular. But let us not get tied down in nationalistic sentimentality.
Michigan’s new law would allow the
governor dictator “to be able to declare “financial emergency” in towns or school districts and appoint someone to fire local elected officials, break contracts, seize and sell assets, and eliminate services.” When it comes to the bottom line solvency of a state, the democratic principles that this country was founded on must be ignored. Those who abuse power should be punished. It’s common knowledge that the overpaid teachers, firemen, sanitation workers, and police of Michigan have ruined the state by causing the collapse of the American Auto industry, encouraging the building of wide expanses of slums in Detroit, and by shipping off manufacturing jobs to Mexico, Vietnam, India, and anywhere else workers can be paid in pennies instead of dollars. They might also be responsible for Tiger’s third baseman Miguel Cabrera being a drunk. The Republicans of Michigan couldn’t let them get away with it. The Hangover applauds the iron-fisted efforts of the legislative storm troopers.
Perhaps we could even apply for one of these Emergency Overlord positions. However, being that The Hangover is not named Stalin, Khrushchev, Hitler, Goering, or Brezhnev, the chances of landing such a position are not favorable. But thanks to our beloved “Freedom of Speech,” the
governor dictator won’t be able to stop me from complaining about it—at least for now.