This week on EJR, I will be discussing the Mackinac Center in all of its glorious hypocrisy. As you recall, the Mackinac Center is an alleged non-profit think tank funded by multiple conservative billionaires, with the lion's share coming from the DeVos family. Mackinac is adamantly anti-union, anti-democracy and pro-corporate. This time, the alleged scholars at Mackinac are screaming foul over some FOIA requests that weren't answered as quickly as Mackinac demanded. The FOIA requests pertain to the ongoing Flint water case.
In this discussion, I will cover the requests from Mackinac in light of the fact that the Emergency Manager Law in Michigan, passed by GOP governor Rick Snyder was based on a template pushed by the Mackinac Center. While blood is on Mackinac's corporate think tank metaphorical hands; they continue to scream foul. I will revisit the Emergency Manager Law in Michigan, its' repeal, and Snyder's overwritten version, (aided and abetted by a GOP legislature); that led to the series of events which poisoned the people of Flint, and especially the children of Flint.