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Nearly Half Of Detroit Residents Cannot Pay Water Bills

From the CBS Detroit affiliate, WWJ:

Nearly Half Of Detroit Water Customers Can’t Pay Their Bill

June 23, 2014

DETROIT (WWJ) – It’s a basic human right: water. But could the United Nations soon help the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department provide the service to struggling customers? Water department spokeswoman Curtrise Garner says it’s a possibility — but for now, the water bills must be paid.

That’s all Detroit needs — the UN.

“We do have programs that do help those that are just totally in need; can’t afford it — but we also know that there are also people who can’t afford it would can not pay and we know this because, once we shut water off, the next day they are in paying the bill in full. So we do know that that has become a habit as well,” said Garner.

“At the DWAS Department — it’s not our goal to shut off water. We want people’s water on, just like they do; but you do have to pay for your water…That’s the bottom line.”

No, the bottom line is that Detroit’s water cost almost twice the National average, $75 a month, opposed to $40 a month. (See below.) And that is due to Detroit’s water department’s public sector unions, and its lavish pensions and benefits.

In fact, Detroit’s contract with the union requires that there be a horse-shoer on staff at all times. In reality, these are Democrat patronage jobs. Lest we forget, Michele Obama’s father, who was a Democrat Precinct Captain for the Daley Machine was a Chicago Water Department employee.

Garner said the reality is that nearly half of Detroit Water and Sewerage customers can’t pay their bills; and that has led activists to lobby the UN to step up and take action…

Hopefully, the UN will find some way to do away with the unions and Democrat bosses.

According to the Free Press, the average Detroit water bill is now $75 a month — much higher than the nation’s average rate of about $40.

And yet there is not one mention in this article of Detroit’s unions and its Democrat Party’s corrupt patronage jobs that have driven up the cost.

So, what’s the solution?

Posted Kathy Ward, “This is just insane. If someone is that destitute that they truly cannot afford their water bill, there are already welfare programs in place for that. I’m guessing those same people not paying their water also have a TV, cable, I-phone, etc. People need to get their priorities straight, not expect another government handout.”

Wrote Rodney Carter, “Call President Obama he has plenty of taxpayers cash to spend. Wasn’t that a campaign promise he made along with free rent and gas and payin’ my car note…Socialism only works if there is someone to pay for it.”

Calvin Adkins added, “If there are programs available to help these families, I am all for it. God has blessed me with ability to pay my bills so being hateful towards those who aren’t able is just not in me. Yes, there are able bodies out there abusing the system. And those individuals should be sought out. But before we go after those people, how about we go after the real welfare abusers. The elected officials, oil companies, insurance companies, banks, Wall Street. Because those abusers are the biggest beneficiaries of our hard work and tax dollars. Stop kicking those who are already down.”

We knew it! The rich are stealing Detroit’s water.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Tuesday, June 24th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Nearly Half Of Detroit Residents Cannot Pay Water Bills”

  1. Only rich people need water

  2. yadayada

    I think there is some water in Minnesota, eh?


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