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Going Without Water in Detroit
New York Times, by Anna Clark

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Posted By:StormCnter, 7/5/2014 3:41:04 PM

DETROIT — A FAMILY of five with no water for two weeks who were embarrassed to ask friends if they could bathe at their house. A woman excited about purchasing a home who learned she would be held responsible for the previous owner’s delinquent water bill: all $8,000 of it. A 90-year-old woman with bedsores and no water available to clean them. These are the stories that keep Mia Cupp up at night. Ms. Cupp is the director of development and communication for the Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency, a nonprofit contracted by the state of Michigan to work as a human-services

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Going without water is difficult anywhere. Residents of Detroit do not have it harder. Pay the water bill, people, like the rest of us have to do.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: M2, 7/5/2014 3:48:05 PM     (No. 9912129)

Precisely, OP. My sentiments exactly. Besides, everybody knows that when you let Liberals run a city, you´re taking a huge risk.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mabeldog, 7/5/2014 3:52:16 PM     (No. 9912136)

The water bill is the only utility that actually has to be paid by the user without the myriad assistance programs handed out by the government. Unlike gas, electric, food stamps, mortgage assistance all courtesy of working Americans doled out by Uncle Sambo. You use it you get a bill. Outrageous they were allowed to run up $8000 bills. Pay the piper

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Chippewa, 7/5/2014 3:52:21 PM     (No. 9912137)

There are some people who should not be shut off. The culture of Detroit, however, is that until there is a shutoff or credible threat, only about 50% will pay. And government is too inefficient to identify the real hardship exceptions like the 90 year old lady. Where are her children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews? Oh, that´s right, the poor of Detroit just have a single Uncle, Sam.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Screwgun, 7/5/2014 4:10:56 PM     (No. 9912146)

Let Obama pay it from his stash.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: shamus, 7/5/2014 4:12:37 PM     (No. 9912148)

Detroit is uninhabitable.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: vikmac, 7/5/2014 4:16:15 PM     (No. 9912150)

We can´t solve the problems we already have in our cities but now we´re taking in illegal immigrants and feeding, housing, clothing them. What´s wrong with this picture?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: calamity kate, 7/5/2014 4:41:15 PM     (No. 9912162)

Why don´t they just demand their employers pay for it? Seems to be the in thing these days.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 7/5/2014 4:43:11 PM     (No. 9912164)

If you don´t pay your bill, they shut it off. Why is anyone surprised...?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: volksford, 7/5/2014 4:53:21 PM     (No. 9912170)

Employers...you must be kidding.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Spidey, 7/5/2014 5:00:55 PM     (No. 9912173)

Obama took a country that was at least somewhat healing racially and turned it on it´s head.I´ sure these people are wondering where whitey is with trucks of rescue water.Maybe they can´t find a white driver who isn´t afraid to become a knockout victim.There´s a lot of signs of karma going around.GM shouldn´t even be in business with so much of their profit going to recalls. You can´t fire the CEO because she´s a woman.Just like you can´t fire Obama because he´s black. Affirmative action was really a splendid idea.As long as liberals get stung by their own stupidity,who cares.

I wonder how many people have tried to pay their water bill with a gold chain or slightly used Air Jordans?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Udanja99, 7/5/2014 5:16:14 PM     (No. 9912188)

No water? Thank a demonrat.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mitzi, 7/5/2014 5:43:28 PM     (No. 9912205)

Does the City of Detroit still own all those hundreds of millions of dollars worth of art while it´s citizens have no water?

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit City Council has approved a resolution to move artwork threatened by the city´s bankruptcy into a charitable trust.

The 8-0 vote Thursday follows the Michigan Senate´s passage this week of a bill allocating $195 million to help shore up Detroit´s two retirement systems.

That money will be part of a $660 million pool that includes funding from foundations and the Detroit Institute of Arts. The plan to help preserve retiree pension benefits while protecting city-owned pieces in the art museum is key to Detroit´s bankruptcy restructuring.

About 2,800 city-owned pieces of art have been valued at between $454 million and $867 million. Some creditors want Detroit to sell the art to help settle the city´s debt.

The transfer to a trust would come after the city exits bankruptcy.


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Reply 13 - Posted by: balogreene, 7/5/2014 6:04:21 PM     (No. 9912218)

$75/month is the highest in the nation. Ours in Northern VA is less than $100/quarter, and that includes sewage. My mother gets about $1200/month social security and pension, and she worked hard all of her life. Start subtracting, rent/mortgage, electric, gas, food, etc. that is way too much money. And to expect someone to pay someone else´s past due, is beyond reproach.

There are certain basic health needs, and water is one of them. Start with the State, the Lions, the hockey team. Then work something out with the little people who have no work because Detroit is broken, but can´t afford to move out either.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: bpl40, 7/5/2014 6:07:46 PM     (No. 9912220)

If first they learn to go without OPM (Other People´s Money)a lot of these things will be sorted out.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: god of irony, 7/5/2014 6:08:21 PM     (No. 9912221)

This is the fruit of the liberal utopia.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: bassman, 7/5/2014 6:36:55 PM     (No. 9912249)

I agree that someone should be be expected to pay their own water bills, but I don´t agree that a person should have to pay the bill of a prior property owner in the tune of $8000. That´s Detroit´s problem to let it get that high to begin with.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Hawgguy, 7/5/2014 7:09:43 PM     (No. 9912266)

$8,000? How does that happen. I inadvertently forgot to pay a bill one month. The next month, water was shut off until I paid the bill.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 7/5/2014 7:13:13 PM     (No. 9912268)

Liberalism at its finest.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: chance_232, 7/5/2014 7:17:41 PM     (No. 9912272)

You hear that??? Its the sound of the worlds tiniest violin playing "my heart bleeds for you"

Suck it up cupcakes and pay your water bill.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: lotsamojo, 7/5/2014 7:36:37 PM     (No. 9912288)

So how are the water systems doing in Cleveland, Chicago, San Bernardino, Stockton and other cities near you?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: zbogwan2, 7/5/2014 7:58:47 PM     (No. 9912300)

Here in the Metro Detroit Area we read almost daily of Detroit residents failing to pay taxes on their homes, water bills, other utility bills and on and on. One wonders how in the world Detroit is to survive after Bankruptcy without a tax base?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 7/5/2014 8:17:57 PM     (No. 9912311)

when we lived in FL our water/sewer bill averaged $50/month. And we thought that was high. That´s for 2 adults, no car washing, no pool, average showering, 4 laundry loads a week. And I can promise you, the utility co would shut off the water for one month of non-payment. how on earth did the city of Detroit allow these bill to get this far in arrears?

I´ll grant that this is the responsibility of the resident, but Detroit has to bear some of the burden just because of sloppy collection procedures...

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Reply 23 - Posted by: planetgeo, 7/5/2014 8:31:58 PM     (No. 9912327)

Whoa, whoa, whoa...let me get this straight...the new owner of a house must pay the PREVIOUS owner´s overdue water bills??? In what universe is this legal? The Obama Galaxy?

Talk about dysfunctional. A real black hole galactic phenomenon. Other peoples´ money gets sucked in and is never seen again.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: chumley, 7/5/2014 8:55:51 PM     (No. 9912339)

There is a very cruel natural law that applies here. Adapt or die.
What did people do before potable city water? They got their water from centrally located wells or faucets, or they got it from streams or private wells. Or they may have moved to someplace that did have water.
In the middle east when I was a teen we bought five gallons a day from a horse drawn tank wagon.

If you have to get by, you will figure out how.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: SG, 7/5/2014 9:06:48 PM     (No. 9912342)

The story about the buyer of a house assessed $8k for the previous owners water bill doesn´t pass the smell test. At closing, all open bills and obligations are settled. The gas, electric, & water bills, the value of heating oil left in the tank and so on. All of these bills are reset to zero for the new owner or tenant. I have feeling that some factoid has been omitted or altered. Hey,never let the facts get in the way of a good story.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 7/5/2014 9:46:20 PM     (No. 9912358)

#26, you beat me to it. I recall these items being settled each time we bought or sold a house.

In addition, a bill that large would cause a lien to be placed on the house by the City or water supplier. That lien would be discovered in the title search done before the closing.

I call B.S. on that anecdote.

In addition, if the bill is $70, you pay it. If that´s too much, start conserving.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Ken M., 7/5/2014 10:23:27 PM     (No. 9912386)

Correction to #26´s comment:

"...never let the facts get in the way of a good story."

Should read:

"...never let the facts get in the way of a good sob story."

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Reply 28 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/5/2014 11:20:02 PM     (No. 9912406)

It seems like the water dept. needs a new director. In most states, after 30 days you pay or have the water shut off.

Why isn´t a senior agency helping the 90 year old or putting her in a nursing home/rehab center so that she gets adequate care ?

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Reply 29 - Posted by: dirtyjersey, 7/5/2014 11:48:18 PM     (No. 9912420)

Before you ask me for the money, I respectfully request a written acceptance or decline for the bill with reason, from the following:
1) George Soros
2) Michael Moore
3) George Clooney
4) Spike Lee
5) Hillary Clinton

You see, each of these multi-millionaires has berated me for my uncaring, selfish and mean spirited support of free markets. They have also wasted untold sums trying to take money from my pocket to subsidize the poor.

So how about it, limousine leftists?

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Trigger2, 7/6/2014 5:37:31 AM     (No. 9912496)

I foresee a new goobermint welfare benefit---HEAP for water. The rest of us will pay for it.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: CivilServant, 7/7/2014 10:36:18 AM     (No. 9913688)

#26 et al, the house was more than likely bought at a Sherriff´s sale on a tax/mortgage delinquency. In those cases, all previous bills go with the purchase.

Makes it far more ´sobby´ to leave that little detail out.

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New York Post, by Gary Buiso, Jamie Schram    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 7/26/2014 12:39:57 PM     Post Reply
Police detained two men at a Midtown hotel late Friday after a doorman reported they possessed a pair of pressure cookers like those used to make the Boston Marathon bombs. But the men say it was a misunderstanding: They plan to use the pressure cookers to prepare rice, chicken and meat. Mohammad Alotaibi, 21, and Ayoub Alawadhi, 20, pulled up to the InterContinental Hotel on East 48th Street late Friday with the pressure cookers in their car’s trunk, said law enforcement sources. A doorman called Crimestoppers, and NYPD counterterrorism and intelligence officers arrived to question the men. Police did not

Meghan McCain turns down co-hosting
job on The View as the program
struggles to find suitable replacements

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Daily Mail (UK), by James Gordon    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/25/2014 4:56:00 PM     Post Reply
The View chat show is in chaos after producers hopeful that conservative Meghan McCain might join the team turned down the offer. The conservative pundit and daughter of Senator John McCain appeared as a guest co-host on The View earlier this month as part of a tryout to join the talk show. After losing all their co-hosts except for Whoopi Goldberg, the show is in turmoil as they struggle to find suitable replacements. Barbara Walters retired, Sherri Shepherd moved on after seven years and Jenny McCarthy left the show after just one season. McCain, 29, is currently a panelist on

Sessions: Melt Congress´ Phone Lines,
Stop Obama´s Planned Executive Amnesty

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Breitbart Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 7/25/2014 8:58:09 PM     Post Reply
Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is putting a call out to the American people: He needs help to kill President Barack Obama’s plans to grant executive amnesty to millions of illegal aliens. Sessions wants Americans to melt Congress’ phone lines, demanding their members make a precondition of any border crisis bill that Obama’s executive order amnesty via the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and any future plans be stopped. (Snip) “We have people in our own country living in violence, fear and poverty every single day. They have demanded an immigration policy that puts their


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