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United Nations to bail out Detroit Water customers?


How bad are things in Detroit? Well, it seems as though Detroit residents are looking to the United Nations for help to pay their water bills. Yes, you read that right, the United Nations. You might think that Detroit is Zimbabwe. Oh wait!

It’s a basic human right: water. But could the United Nations soon help the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department provide the service to struggling customers?

Water department spokeswoman Curtrise Garner says it’s a possibility — but for now, the water bills must be paid.

“We do have programs that do help those that are just totally in need; can’t afford it…”

Sounds like nobody in the People’s Republic of Detroit can pay their water bill.

Keep in mind the history of Detroit. It’s been under Democrat control since the early 60s. The City Council is also virtually all Democrats as well and pretty much for the last 40 years – the Coleman Young Era – it’s fair to say that the combined IQ of the City Council has likely never broken three digits to the left of the decimal. Here’s the mentality of the elected “leadership” of Detroit, JoAnn Watson of the City Council.

After the election of Jimmy Carter, the honorable Coleman Alexander Young, he went to Washington, D.C., and came home with some bacon. That’s what you do.

The population of the city is down by about two-thirds from it’s heyday, and you can probably guess the productive sector of the city moved away long ago. Detroit is now overrun with city employees, retirees, and welfare recipients. Let’s go back to Curtrise Garner on residents paying their water bills.

…but we also know that there are also people who can’t [should be “can”]afford it would can not pay and we know this because, once we shut water off, the next day they are in paying the bill in full. So we do know that that has become a habit as well,” said Garner.


Garner said the reality is that nearly half of Detroit Water and Sewerage customers can’t pay their bills; and that has led activists to lobby the UN to step up and take action.

One small quibble Ms. Garner, the reality isn’t that “nearly half” of DWS customers “can’t” pay their bills. The reality is that they “won’t” pay their bills. Well, they won’t until the water is off. One of the comments on the linked post really sums it up nicely.

Rodney Carter, “Call President Obama he has plenty of taxpayers cash to spend. Wasn’t that a campaign promise he made along with free rent and gas and payin’ my car note…Socialism only works if there is someone to pay for it.”

Rodney, you’ve hit the fundamental problem of Socialism. As Lady Margaret Thatcher pointed out, Socialism only works until you’ve run out of other peoples’ money. While we’re at it Rodney, we’d like to note that your President doesn’t have “plenty of taxpayers cash to spend.” He’s spent all of the taxpayers’ money and almost 50% more in borrowed money. Or newly digitized cash from the Federal Reserve. Oh, and Rodney, you’re an idiot.

The real problem isn’t Rodney and JoAnne. The real problem is that they are far from unique, just look at about every major city in the US.


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Michael Becker is a long time activist and a businessman. He's been involved in the pro-life movement since 1976 and has been counseling addicts and ministering to prison inmates since 1980. Becker is a Curmudgeon. He has decades of experience as an operations executive in turnaround situations and in mortgage banking. He blogs regularly at The Right Curmudgeon, The Minority Report, Wizbang, Unified Patriots and Joe for America. He lives in Phoenix and is almost always armed.

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