Friday, January 29, 2016

Flint, Michigan Smoking Gun: State Trucked in Water for State Workers

By January, 2015, the state knew the water was unsafe and protected its workers.

Now it comes out:
A state building in Flint, Michigan, had clean water quietly trucked in for government employees even as city residents expressed concerns about unsafe water, emails among state officials show. 
Emails obtained by the advocacy group Progress Michigan reveal state officials acknowledging concerns about the water quality while brushing off residents' uneasiness. A memo sent Jan. 7, 2015, states that due to the concerns, "[Department of Technology, Management and Budget] is in the process of providing a water cooler on each occupied floor, positioned near a water fountain, so you can choose which water to drink."
Rick Snyder and the whole crew at every stage of this charade should resign and criminal charges should be explored.

What's really deplorable here is a bunch of people dedicated to the proposition that "government is the problem, not the solution" have proven their own point to the detriment of the people. And that's fucked up.

The government-as-solution was ignored. It was a people-in-charge problem. Heads must roll.

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