I had a great blog that I was ready to share with all of you when I got a media alert from the City of Detroit. That alert was shared on Facebook as well. They wanted everybody to know that Mayor Bing has had it! Mayor Bing has stated that he is not in favor of Governor Snyder’s Consent Agreement plans for the city of Detroit. In fact, Bing claims Snyder has been disingenuous the whole time. WOW, YOU DON’T SAY?!
I admit it. I was ready to blast Mayor Bing for giving up on recovering $220 million in funds that he said was owed to the city by the state. Also he was ready to accept state assistance in handling Detroit’s current financial crisis citing several meetings with Governor Snyder. All that has changed now and the Governor’s plans have been exposed.
Mayor Bing is so upset that the word “disingenuous” appears often in this media alert. If you go to thesaurus.com and punch in “disingenuous”, you get the following synonyms; deceitful, artful, cunning, tricky, false, dishonest, sly, unfair, two-faced, underhanded to name a few. The word “disingenuous” appears in three out the six paragraphs comprising the media alert! Governor Snyder must be one disingenuous rascal! I knew that from day one.
Prior to being elected Governor, Snyder did not campaign anywhere near Detroit. Snyder refused to even debate in Detroit. So it doesn’t surprise me one bit that his Consent Agreement contains some very disturbing details. Governor Snyder said that the agreement leaves the elected officials in charge but this is not the case. Here’s a quote from the media alert:
“He’s being disingenuous when he says this agreement leaves elected officials in charge of the City. In fact, the proposed, nine-member advisory board selects and “oversees” the functions of the City’s COO, CFO and Human Resources director – not the elected Mayor. This proposal also circumvents the role and power of the City Council as the legislative body, waives the ability of elected officials to contest any aspect of the agreement, and dismisses the unprecedented effort and concessions made by the City’s labor unions to avoid an economic catastrophe.”
Detroiters do not want a state takeover but I feel it may be in evitable in some shape or form. The city is still losing money and people are still losing jobs. Nobody trusts Governor Snyder but we may have no choice. Holla if you hear me!