The emergency manager is an affront against democracy. You would think the teabagger's would be incensed with the theft of liberty involved in an appointed bureaucrat taking the power from elected officials.
EFM was created by Democrat Governor Jim Blanchard in 1990. Granholm used an EFM in Benton Harbor, Flint, Pontiac, and 3 other cities while she was Governor. The only reason we are hearing so much about it now is because it's Detroit. I'm in my early 40's and I can't ever remember Detroit being in good shape. But it has gotten so bad that Detroit is now a national joke! Radical changes have to be made because whatever it is they're doing now clearly isn't working, and hasn't been for years.