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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: rlcnutter, 7/5/2014 5:11:29 PM     (No. 9912184)

You can always count on the New York Times to five the "sob story" take on economic issues.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Udanja99, 7/5/2014 5:16:14 PM     (No. 9912188)

No water? Thank a demonrat.

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Reply 13 - 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 14 - 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 15 - 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 16 - 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 17 - 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 18 - 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 19 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 7/5/2014 7:13:13 PM     (No. 9912268)

Liberalism at its finest.

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Reply 20 - 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 21 - 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 22 - 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 23 - 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 24 - 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 25 - 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 26 - 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 27 - 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 28 - 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 29 - 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 30 - 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 31 - 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 32 - 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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WASHINGTON —Polarization and partisanship are a plague on American politics. Political scientists have found that the two parties have each grown more ideologically homogeneous since the 1970s. The Senate hasn’t been so polarized since Reconstruction; the House has not been so divided since around 1900. As measured by laws passed, the current Congress is on track to be among the least productive in our republic’s history. How did this happen? One of the main causes has not gotten enough attention: the party primary system. The reasons behind the shocking primary defeat last month of Representative Eric Cantor of Virginia, who

Bill Clinton: Hillary
needs time to decide

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The Hill (Washington, D.C.), by Rebecca Shabad    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/21/2014 12:29:53 PM     Post Reply
Former President Bill Clinton said his wife Hillary Clinton needs time to think about what her message to voters would be if she runs for president in 2016. She "really does need some time to think through this,” now that her memoir Hard Choices has been published, he said in an interview with CNN. "We´ve reached a point in our life when we think you really shouldn´t run for office if you don´t have a clear idea of what you can do and a unique contribution you can make and you can outline that," Clinton added. "Now that the book is done,

5 months off: Martha´s Vineyard break
will put Obama over 140 days on vacation

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Washington Examiner [DC], by Paul Bedard    Original Article
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When President Obama wraps up his 16-day summer break next month on Martha´s Vineyard, Mass., he will have taken all or part of 141 days of vacation, time split between summers on the island, winters in his native Hawaii and birthday weekends at his Chicago home. Obama has been criticized for taking costly and lengthy vacations, especially compared to the short trips most Americans take. The U.S. Travel Association told Secrets that the average American vacation lasts just 3.7 days. But his 141 days out of Washington are far less than the 378 former President George W. Bush took in


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