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John Conyers appeals to
Obama over water shutoffs

Associated Press, by Staff

Original Article

Posted By:barbcrose, 6/28/2014 8:14:13 PM

Detroit - Longtime Detroit congressman John Conyers sent letters Friday to President Barack Obama and other officials requesting immediate action and relief regarding water shutoffs in the bankrupt city. The Democrat seeks to stop the shutoffs affecting 4,500 customers for nonpayment. Conyers said in a statement that actions represent “an overzealous and misguided approach to cost-cutting.” “Regardless of the rationale for these cutoffs, the human consequences are unacceptable and unsustainable,” he said. “The failure to reinstate water service means unsanitary conditions, malnutrition and disease for babies,

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This is the continuation of the Water Dept shut off policy and the attempt to get the UN to get involved. Conyers blew his chance to get on the Fall ballot, but a judge fixed that for him...so he is meddling with the water issue. Detroit is in a world of hurt!

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Reply 1 - Posted by: ruready?, 6/28/2014 8:17:54 PM     (No. 9903766)

Why is water for Detroit more important than water for the southern California farmers?


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Reply 2 - Posted by: clw54, 6/28/2014 8:30:45 PM     (No. 9903772)

I thought Barry already saved Detroit.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Heil Liberals, 6/28/2014 8:44:09 PM     (No. 9903778)

Damn! Will the residents of the Democrat Wonderland ever pay for anything. First it was Obamaphones and now it´s Obamawater. Detroit, the utopia of socialist/progressive policies. Celebrate Diversity!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 6/28/2014 8:44:11 PM     (No. 9903779)

I´m sure the water department workers are union members who could care less about what happens to the average person as long as they get their booty. Cut union pay enough to cancel the water bills.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: leonardo, 6/28/2014 8:50:03 PM     (No. 9903784)

Conyers is the one Congressman who publicly admitted he didn’t even consider reading the ObamaCare legislation.
Conyers has deep ties to corruption in Detroit through his wife, and to organized socialism and communism.
For Conyers and his Democrat Socialists of America elected friends in congress, SOMEONE ELSE can always pay.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: periwinkel, 6/28/2014 9:02:34 PM     (No. 9903790)

I´m guessing some of these water scofflaws have iPhones. How do they afford fancy phones and yet can´t pay their water bills? I´m thinking much of this is a matter of priorities.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: TarAndFeathers, 6/28/2014 9:10:48 PM     (No. 9903793)

Being Democrats in Detroit, I feel certain that they have Federal judges in their stables who can strike the earth and make municipal-grade water gush forth, free and limitless.
After all, they miraculously and lawlessly created sufficient votes to restore the candidacy of John Conyers, the Eternal Representative.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: StephaniePlum, 6/28/2014 9:11:59 PM     (No. 9903796)


Congressman Conyers and Senator Dingell, based on the hundred-plus of collective years the two of them have been in Washington, should be held responsible for this economic disaster that is Detroit. Will any Liberal point that out ..... crickets ......

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Reply 9 - Posted by: dirtyjersey, 6/28/2014 9:21:38 PM     (No. 9903800)

If you don´t pay your bill, you don´t get water. Why is this an issue for anyone that doesn´t live in Detroit?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 6/28/2014 9:38:36 PM     (No. 9903807)

The mighty and articulate John Conyers, a fearless and tireless advocate for a worthless bunch of deadbeat losers!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: frede, 6/28/2014 9:52:11 PM     (No. 9903819)

#6, The cell phones are "free". They are Obama phones paid for by tax paying citizens, such as you and me.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 6/28/2014 9:54:38 PM     (No. 9903822)

You voted Democrat, that´s what you get.

Enjoy.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: hershey, 6/28/2014 10:02:55 PM     (No. 9903834)

Let the unions that bankrupted the city pay the water bills...


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Reply 14 - Posted by: uno, 6/28/2014 10:21:30 PM     (No. 9903852)

The "Ah needs me a free ride cuz I´m Black" is wearing thin John... real thin!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Safari Man, 6/28/2014 10:46:43 PM     (No. 9903866)

Let them drink Orxata.


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Reply 16 - Posted by: birddog, 6/28/2014 11:51:29 PM     (No. 9903896)

Just Nationalize the water districts...then the Gas Companies this winter(People DESERVE Heat)...the Electrical Companies and Co-ops next(It´s the enlightened thing to do)..might as well do the same with oil, cars...refrigerators, what about Groceries???


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Reply 17 - Posted by: snakeoil, 6/29/2014 12:01:54 AM     (No. 9903902)

Wish I could remember the exact words of Jack Nicholson in Chinatown to a guy he saw at the water department. But it went something like: What are you doing here? They shut off your water? How you know? You don´t drink the stuff or bathe. They wrote you a letter? But you can´t read. A friend read it for you? But you don´t have a friend. Seriously when I retire I´m thinking about moving to Detroit City. You can get a great buy on a house.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Mai Bad, 6/29/2014 12:23:43 AM     (No. 9903909)

Yo..yo..If Detroit Water Works take crack as payment, everything be alright.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Trigger2, 6/29/2014 5:37:14 AM     (No. 9903961)

My tiniest violin is playing. Detroit got itself in this mess by voting for libtards so I don´t feel sorry for them. They can go to a river or lake and boil their water for all I care.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 6/29/2014 7:34:26 AM     (No. 9904045)

"Let my peoples flow!"

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Reply 21 - Posted by: provide, 6/29/2014 7:35:28 AM     (No. 9904046)

Maybe they can all have cisterns. Water is then free. Detroit could run a fire hose to the next town.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: cheeflo, 6/29/2014 4:56:23 PM     (No. 9904633)

For #17:

Jake Gittes: Mulvihill! What are you doing here?
Mulvihill: They shut my water off. What´s it to you?
Jake Gittes: How´d you find out about it? You don´t drink it; you don´t take a bath in it... They wrote you a letter. But then you have to be able to read.

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