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  • IT WOULD TAKE SO MUCH TIME TO CHANGE THAT PART OF THE

  • INFRASTRUCTURE THAT THE GOVERNOR HAS DECIDED TO GO A

  • DIFFERENT DIRECTION.

  • LET ME GIVE YOU THE DETAILS ON THAT.

  • THIS IS CRAZY, IT IS EXPENSIVE BUT THE LEAD LEVELS ARE SO

  • HIGH THAT PEOPLE CANNOT DRINK THAT WATER.

  • PEOPLE CAN'T BATHE IN IT, THEY CAN'T DRINK IT, AND IT DOES

  • LEAD TO A LOT OF HEALTH CONCERNS.

  • GOVERNOR RICK SNYDER SAID THAT REPLACING THE PIPES IS NOT

  • THE CITY'S SHORT-TERM PLANS.

  • INSTEAD, "OFFICIALS SAY THEY ARE FOCUSED ON SUPPLYING BOTTLED

  • WATER AND FILTERS TO THE CITIES AFFECTED RESIDENTS, MANY OF WHOM

  • ARE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE, WHO HAVE NO CLEAN WATER FOR

  • ACTIVITIES LIKE DRINKING,

  • BATHING AND COOKING." "IT MIGHT NOT BE LIMITED TO FLINT, THERE

  • ARE OTHER AREAS THAT ARE IMPACTED BASED ON WATER TESTS

  • THAT HAVE JUST BEEN DONE.

  • CITIES INCLUDING GRAND RAPIDS, DETROIT, SAGINAW,

  • HOLLAND ARE ALSO EXPERIENCING

  • HIGH LEVELS OF LEAD IN THEIR WATER."

  • I LIKE THIS QUOTE BY SNYDER, HE SAID IN TERMS OF

  • SHORT-TERM IT IS A LOT OF WORK TO DIG OUT PIPES ñ

  • VIDEO BUFFERING ñ

  • YOU MIGHT

  • WANT TO ENGAGE IN

  • SOME PROCESS TO ENSURE WE GET GOING.

  • IS REPLACING THE PIPES ABSOLUTELY THE RIGHT THING

  • TO DO?

  • I'M NOT SAYING THAT EITHER.

  • IT WILL COST 1 1/2 BILLION DOLLARS.

  • THEY WANTED TO SAVE ONE OR TWO MILLION IN THE FIRST PLACE.

  • WELL PLAYED.

  • I THOUGHT THESE REPUBLICANS WERE GOOD BUSINESSMAN.

  • YOU SEE, YOU SAVE ONE

  • MILLION AND COSTS YOU TWO AND A HALF BILLION DOLLARS.

  • NOT ONLY ARE THE LEAD PIPES PROBLEMATIC, BUT THE WATER

  • IS CORROSIVE, SO THE ACCOMMODATION OF THE TWO IS

  • LEADING TO THIS PROBLEM.

  • WE LIVE IN THE WEALTHIEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD, AND ALSO

  • THE MOST PRODUCTIVE COUNTRY IN THE WORLD, AND NOW WE HAVE

  • A STATE THAT IS SUFFERING FROM NO DRINKING WATER.

  • I DON'T CARE THAT IT COSTS MORE THAN ONE

  • BILLION DOLLARS, THIS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED A STATE OF EMERGENCY.

  • IF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO STEP IN, THEN THEY

  • SHOULD TAKE CARE OF THIS.

  • THERE HAS TO BE CONSEQUENCES FOR THE PEOPLE WHO DID IT.

  • THEY DO THIS ALL THE TIME AND THEN THEY TELL US WE DON'T HAVE

  • ANY MONEY, RICK SNYDER GIVES AWAY

  • $1.7 BILLION IN TAX CUTS TO CORPORATIONS INSIDE

  • MICHIGAN EVERY YEAR.

  • THEN HE SAYS, I DON'T HAVE THE 1 1/2 BILLION FOR THE PIPES.

  • WELL, IF YOU STOP GIVING AWAY 1.7 BILLION IN CORPORATE

  • TAX CUTS EACH YEAR, THEN YOU MIGHT HAVE IT.

  • THE MOST GRATING PART OF THIS STORY IS THAT THEY DID NOT

  • TRUST PEOPLE, AND THAT DRIVES ME CRAZY.

  • IN THIS CASE THE REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR, THE GOVERNMENT

  • OVERALL, PEOPLE WERE SAYING THAT THE WATER IS ORANGE, IT IS

  • MAKING OUR SICK ñ OUR KIDS SICK. NO, YOU DON'T KNOW, WE KNOW.

  • WE WILL STUDY IT FOR A YEAR WHILE YOUR KIDS ARE

  • DRINKING ORANGE WATER, YOU DON'T KNOW ANYTHING.

  • IT IS EMBLEMATIC, IT IS ONLY A SYMBOL, BUT IT IS WHAT WE

  • FEEL THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.

  • WHEN PEOPLE SAY, WE HAVE GOT THESE ISSUES, OUR WAGES ARE

  • STAGNANT ñ

  • NO, THE ECONOMY IS SOUND, THE STOCK MARKET IS DOING GREAT

  • STOP IN OTHER WORDS, I'M RICH, MY MONEY IS IN THE STOCK MARKET,

  • I'M GETTING BETTER AND BETTER WAGES, SO YOUR WAY TO BEING

  • STAGNANT IS NOT MY PROBLEM, I DON'T EVEN BELIEVE YOU.

  • THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA IS CONSTANTLY SAYING, WHAT ARE

  • PEOPLE COMPLAINING ABOUT?

  • WHY ARE THEY ALL THESE RADICALS LIKE BERNIE SANDERS RUNNING

  • AROUND?

IT WOULD TAKE SO MUCH TIME TO CHANGE THAT PART OF THE

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B1 US water snyder flint lead governor drinking

Flint Not Replacing Lead Pipes Anytime Soon

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    Caurora posted on 2016/06/19
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