Friday, March 11, 2016

Americans Tiring of Politics as Usual

Flint residents slowly poisoned by lead contamination of its drinking water were until recently paying for the privilege. Michigan's Attorney General considered this arrangement an outrage. Michiganders, likely viewing the Flint water crisis as yet another example of leadership by incompetence, 'unexpectedly' supported Trump and Sanders in the Presidential primaries.

Headline: Flint Finally Suspends Water Utility Billing Amid Lead Crisis

The mayor of Flint, Michigan, on Wednesday announced the city will stop billing for water as it tries to implement a program designed to assist residents who have been exposed to lead poisoning.

Michigan's governor last week approved a $30 million plan to help Flint residents with water bills amid the "man-made disaster," Flint Mayor Karen Weaver said in a statement, and the bills are being suspended while the city tries to get that program going.

"Flint residents need and deserve this relief," Weaver said. "I've said from day one, Flint residents should not have to pay for water they can not and are not using.



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