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Conyers, Detroit Water Brigade
vow fight to help those
threatened by shut-offs

The Detroit News, by Steve Pardo

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Posted By:barbcrose, 7/7/2014 7:13:03 PM

U.S. Rep. John Conyers vowed Monday to fight for Detroiters whose water is being cut off and said he would seek federal aid. Conyers, speaking Monday in the city for a newly formed coalition called the Detroit Water Brigade, said the water issue is “the most important item on my agenda. This is a national issue,” the Detroit congressman said.“Water is a human right. It’s necessary for life.”

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Guess Obama didn´t respond to Mr. Conyers´ pleas for help a couple of weeks ago. Continually re-electing this old coot is one of the reasons Detroit is in the mess it is in!

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 7/7/2014 7:16:31 PM     (No. 9914331)

Conyers is just the guy for this job.
He´s been wizzing on these people´s heads and telling them it´s raining for decades now.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: cjjeepercreeper, 7/7/2014 7:16:36 PM     (No. 9914332)

Water is a human right? Then go dip it out of the lake or river. Otherwise pay like the rest of us.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bkt23, 7/7/2014 7:20:02 PM     (No. 9914337)

#2 is right. Get it out of the river or the lake - it´s public water. I recommend running it through your Berkey first, though.

On the other hand, if you value water that is pumped to your house that has already been purified maybe you should reconsider paying for that service.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: specialmomo, 7/7/2014 7:23:07 PM     (No. 9914342)

Please tell me a location which does not cut off water for nonpayment

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Reply 5 - Posted by: aasilver, 7/7/2014 7:24:50 PM     (No. 9914347)

Water, food, transportation, TV etc are all human rights....

But working for them is not a human right.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Right Republican, 7/7/2014 7:25:07 PM     (No. 9914348)

If the Feds start paying for their water then they´d better start paying mine, too. It´s not MY fault the American auto companies left Detroit.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 7/7/2014 7:36:20 PM     (No. 9914358)

Rights without responsibilities, e.g. paying the bill for services rendered.

Since 3/4 of those whose water was shut off promptly paid their bill and had service restored, this does not seem to be a problem of inability to pay for most.

Isolated genuine hardship cases no doubt exist. Most cities have policies in place to deal with them on an individual basis. Documentation of inability rather than unwillingness to pay is required.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: 4Justice, 7/7/2014 7:41:22 PM     (No. 9914367)

Another "right" by the Demonrats.. Where is the free housing right, the right to free food, the right to free energy, the right to free healthcare (oops, did I say that?? we have Obamacare!!)

Demonrats don´t believe in free market capitalism where people are RESPONSIBLE for their own welfare. Now, to be fair...there does seem to be an issue about the water department possibly having overcharged some people and they are in dispute about bad bills. One lady did get bills for $200 every month after moving to her apartment and she was making payments on back bills but they nobody would look into her claim about there possibly being a leak causing the high bills. There have been a few others similar to that. I can understand that since it happened to a friend of mine at one time. The other problem is that the water company is not shutting off everyone who is behind in their bills--which they should do...there are several bigger entities who owe thousands more who are not being shut off. They should be treating everyone the same...PAY your bills or get shut off! No excuses to anyone--not even big wealthy institutions. If they are so far in the hole, they should want to give incentive to the big accounts to pay too.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: uno, 7/7/2014 7:48:16 PM     (No. 9914376)

Liberalism and Political Correctness have bred and fed, excused and used the problem that is Detroit. It gave leftists and democrats (I apologize for being redundant) a reason to justify more and more entitlements, decade after decade, until reality finally head-butts Liberal feelgoodism!
Get yer own dam water! Other People´s Money just ran out!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: mackrand, 7/7/2014 8:08:45 PM     (No. 9914404)

Is this the beginning of the end? What happens when the 47% just stop paying their water bill? It´s sort of like the moment that nearly every Democrat dreams about. Free this and free that.

So now what happens? Makes me think of the trigger in just about all stories about how civilization breaks apart.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: saguni, 7/7/2014 8:18:29 PM     (No. 9914411)

People who claim consumer goods are a "right" are saying that it is proper to enslave all the workers who labor to bring that consumer good to the people who don´t want to pay for it??

So, Conyers is saying the entire staff of the Detroit water department should forgo all wages but stay on the job, because "water is a right."

The same logic applies to the people who think "health care" is a right...all doctors and nurses should work for nothing??

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Reply 12 - Posted by: cartcart, 7/7/2014 8:23:52 PM     (No. 9914419)

These days, what is NOT a right. Religion, speech, and right to bear arms, I mean.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Knotwyrkin, 7/7/2014 8:34:57 PM     (No. 9914427)

Not mentioned is that the City of Detroit Water System also supplies water to a huge population in the surrounding suburbs. These peoples rates keep getting jacked up higher and higher every year at a rate faster than the City of Detroit rates. They are the only ones that are actually paying.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: JustRight, 7/7/2014 8:46:57 PM     (No. 9914436)

Detroit is another city that shows what happens when the Democrats manage things.


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Reply 15 - Posted by: j9zig2009, 7/7/2014 10:28:08 PM     (No. 9914529)

Deadbeats. Who elect deadbeats.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Scribelus, 7/7/2014 10:48:02 PM     (No. 9914557)

Not to worry. Conyers is favored by God,as his refreshed candidacy proves.
He will strike the stones with his staff, and water will gush forth.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Trigger2, 7/8/2014 7:32:00 AM     (No. 9914826)

Federal aid means the rest of the U.S. taxpayers get to pay for the parasites. Hey Conyers, why don´t you use your ill gotten gains through your office to pay for it if you´re so concerned? Hmmmm?

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