The newly elected Republican governor in Michigan is cutting funding for cities and municipalities, creating all sorts of fiscal problems for these cities. What can be done? Reconsider the funding cuts? Cut elsewhere? Stop giving away corporate breaks? No, no, no... How about pass a law that gives the governor the unilateral power to declare a fiscal emergency in your town (you and your town can't protest this), appoint an EFM, Emergency Financial Manager, which can be a corporation, and then give that EFM the power to cancel any contract, including collective bargaining contracts, the power to unincoporate your city, the power to dismiss any elected official and the power to throw out any laws they don't like. Oh, and don't forget, we can pay the EFM whatever we want! I heard that a prominant Democrat once said not to let a crisis go to waste. Well, here, we have Republicans manufacturing crises, and then using them to pass things that NEVER would be allowed otherwise. I guarantee you NO Republican ran on the promise that they would do this type of power grab. If I'm wrong, and the Republicans ran on the platform that they were going to manufacture financial problems by giving away millions in corporate breaks so that they could justify these types of draconian actions, then I apologize in advance. Perhaps, if that is the case, the voters in Michigan may have given them a mandate to do this.