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Detroit has cut off the water supply
to thousands of residents – and now
activists have taken their fight to
the UN

Independent [UK], by Natasha Culzac

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 6/23/2014 1:42:40 PM

Activists angered by the closing of water accounts for thousands of people behind in their payments have taken their fight to the United Nations. In March, the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) announced that it would start cutting off the services of homes, schools and businesses that were at least 60 days overdue or more than $150 behind. It said it wanted to start recouping $118million owed from unpaid bills and that a fierce approach was needed to coax money from delinquent accounts, which make up almost half of the city’s total. The move, in which as many as 3,000 properties

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Things that just make you shake your head. The world indeed has gone mad. Welcome to the world under people just like Obama. Keep the UN out of this country!! They have no rights here!!

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bassman, 6/23/2014 1:48:23 PM     (No. 9896797)

Another entitlement on the way....
Obama Water!!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 6/23/2014 1:48:54 PM     (No. 9896799)

Some horrific euphemisms here.

The Independent isn´t. It´s as bad as the Guardian generally.

Activists? These are garden variety leftists who want the government to own all and pay all.

If America is to intentionally become a Third World country, then its people must learn what deprivations go with that.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 6/23/2014 1:56:34 PM     (No. 9896808)

Democrat answer to the problem: Just raise the rates on those who are willing to pay to cover the cost of water to those who choose not to pay. Just like nationalized health care...see? Simple fix!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: plex, 6/23/2014 1:57:36 PM     (No. 9896811)

How ironic. The government drives all business out of Detroit and then shuts off the water to anyone who can´t work because there are no jobs.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: SkyTexas, 6/23/2014 1:59:33 PM     (No. 9896815)

Why not?
Government food, housing, cell phones and healthcare are freely provided. How can they have the audacity to charge for another basic right like water?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: provide, 6/23/2014 1:59:47 PM     (No. 9896816)

The activists will just open the fire plugs "for the people".

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Reply 7 - Posted by: StormCnter, 6/23/2014 2:01:55 PM     (No. 9896819)

If I do not pay my water bill, the water gets turned off. Why should living in Detroit convey a higher privilege?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: lil dotty, 6/23/2014 2:32:09 PM     (No. 9896857)

Detroit. Another failed test tube case. Libs controlled everything for too long. Their lawlessness was put on stage for all to see. Psssing in the wind. I prefer to remember Detroit and the Motown Sound of its residents many moons ago...before lib domination.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Ida lil, 6/23/2014 2:42:13 PM     (No. 9896871)

By activists ? Hmmm Could that be the refugee instant citizens created from Black and Muslim sources a few years ago?
It´s that old the world owes me a living tweety diddly dum.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Udanja99, 6/23/2014 3:48:56 PM     (No. 9896956)

Here´s a bucket. Walk over to that big lake over there and haul your own water home. That´s the way it´s still done in most of the third world. Your messiah wants to take America down a couple of notches, so deal with it.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Rakasha, 6/23/2014 6:13:25 PM     (No. 9897092)

They already did that, #3. My city´s water comes from Detroit. For the first three years we lived here we received notices from our city government suggesting ways to conserve water so that the city would not have to pay for a larger water contract.

Two years ago, Detroit changed the way they billed for water in our city. Now, instead of paying for what we use, everyone pays a minimum of sixty dollars for being hooked up to Detroit´s water system, and then we pay for what we use on top of that.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: harper, 6/23/2014 6:26:31 PM     (No. 9897104)

Time for the all-purpose Dem solution to every problem: a tax. On shooz, drugs and fencing fees.

Should solve the problem immediately.

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