This Was Done, Like So Many Things These Days, So the Rich Could Get a Big Tax Break.
When Gov. Snyder took office in 2011, one of the first things he did was to get a multi-billion dollar tax break passed by the Republican legislature for the wealthy and for corporations. But with less tax revenues, that meant he had to start cutting costs. So, many things—schools, pensions, welfare, safe drinking water—were slashed. Then he invoked an executive privilege to take over cities (all of them majority black) by firing the mayors and city councils whom the local people had elected, and installing his cronies to act as “dictators” over these cities.
Congressman: 'Obsession With Austerity' Triggered Flint Water Crisis
Putin Shuns Syrian ‘Quagmire’
Gambling that President Obama will cooperate in seeking peace for Syria, Russian President Putin called back much of Russia’s military force dispatched to Syria last fall
Russia’s Military Aims Achieved, Putin Switches To Diplomacy