NO REASON TO MARCH WITH MR. BING!

 By Joyce Moore

Rick Snyder and Dave Bing, "joined at the hip."

 

Resident of the City of Detroit

April 19, 2011

Mr. Bing has an advertisement on television indicating that he wants Detroiters to march with him on May 1, 2011.  Will he stock Hart Plaza with his appointees and their family members, suburbanites, hired volunteers all to say that Detroiters are following him?

We don’t want to march with you Mr. Bing, as we want our money from HUD that is due us for our utilities, rent, job training programs and to develop business opportunities.

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We don’t want to march with you Mr. Bing, as we want our public school system to function in the best manner to educate our children and get rid of charter schools.

We don’t want to march with you Mr. Bing, as we don’t want our schools to become a prison, correctional setting as oppose to an educational institution.

We don’t want to march with you Mr. Bing, as we want our public transportation system to become a better bus system and start the railway system at Woodward and 8 Mile to extend North to the suburbs. 

Belle Isle back in the day

We don’t want to march with you Mr. Bing, as we want back our Detroit Zoo, Belle Isle Aquarium, Belle Isle Zoo and Garden.

We don’t want to march with you Mr. Bing, as we want your public support to the state not to end public assistance for single moms after 48 months in a city with No jobs.. No jobs.. No jobs!

We don’t want to march with you Mr. Bing, as we don’t need a financial manager, we need you to work with city council in adopting a budget that will benefit the citizens of Detroit.

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We don’t want to march with you Mr. Bing, as we don’t need to continue to privatize city services allowing contractors to bid low and then with you and the support of city council approving $100.000.00 change orders being “City Funded” which is using our monies.

We don’t want to march with you Mr. Bing, as public workers need to know that their pension is secure.

We don’t want to march with you Mr. Bing, as we don’t want to sell any part of our water system without a vote of the people as indicated in our Charter.

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We don’t want to march with you Mr. Bing, as we want our Public Lighting Department to be restored to provide enough electricity to the residents and businesses of our city.

We don’t want to march with you Mr. Bing, as we want EMS to take less than 30 minutes to get to emergency sites by increasing their budget.

We don’t want to march with you Mr. Bing, as we want to keep open our community centers for our young folk and elders, such as a center that helped make you one of the most famous basket players in the country.

 We don’t want to march with you Mr. Bing, as we want to keep open our libraries for our residents and especially the young folk in our communities.

Cobo Hall

We don’t want to march with you Mr. Bing, as we want back COBO Hall from the authority as that money is our money for the City of Detroit.

We don’t want to march with you Mr. Bing, as we want city jobs to provide a service to the people such as our Department of Works and to add to your 2012 budget enough money for them to have a broom and dust pan to pick up garbage that they spill in the streets to help keep our city clean.

We don’t want to march with you Mr. Bing, as we don’t want a City within a City with boundaries from downtown to the Boulevard.

Dave Bing and L. Brooks Patterson

And

We don’t want to march with you Mr. Bing, as we want you to protect our city from poachers and not continue to give away our valuable assets that is revenue for the city, which means avoid Brooks L. Patterson.

No, Mr. Bing it is not about marching, it is about “you” doing the job for the people as opposed to looking out for private, corporate interests.


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