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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Billionaire Elon Musk pledged to pay to secure clean water for homes in Flint, Michigan, the city that fell into economic depression amid the decades-long decline of Detroit's auto industry and is still recovering from a major public health emergency. "Please consider this a commitment that I will fund fixing the water in any house in Flint that has water contamination," the chief executive officer of electric-car maker Tesla Inc. said in a tweet Wednesday. "No kidding." Flint's water supply was contaminated with lead after the state of Michigan changed sources in 2014. The state has said that the city's water now meets U.S. Environmental Protection Agency standards, but some homeowners say the water coming from their faucets remains undrinkable.

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You sure can't rely upon The Republican Governor to fix his mess that's for sure.

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If Flint, Michigan was some country in Europe, the DR "conservatives" here would have all the answers

#1 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-07-12 06:09 PM | Reply

You can't rely on Republicans period.

If it helps the average person, forget it. It's simply money that could go to the 1% as a tax cut.

#2 | Posted by jpw at 2018-07-12 06:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I can't find a reason to hate on Elon Musk here but watch, the righties will. Unlike Trump he earned billions through brilliance, he has created many things, Trump has profited hugely through bankruptcies and Russian oligarchs. If I had my choice right now, I'd much prefer Musk to be President. Hell yeah.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2018-07-12 09:40 PM | Reply

You sure can't rely upon The Republican Governor to fix his mess that's for sure.

Couldnt rely on the Democrats before them either, eh?

Way to find a partisan bent here. You are part of the problem.

#4 | Posted by boaz at 2018-07-13 06:42 AM | Reply

Wouldn't it be nice if the Pro Life crowd meant providing live children with clean drinking water?

#5 | Posted by 726 at 2018-07-13 07:36 AM | Reply

You sure can't rely upon The Republican Governor to fix his mess that's for sure.
Couldnt rely on the Democrats before them either, eh?

Since the the GOP Governor CREATED THE POISONED WATER your post makes ----------------- no sense.

#6 | Posted by 726 at 2018-07-13 07:37 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Couldnt rely on the Democrats before them either, eh?
Way to find a partisan bent here. You are part of the problem.

#4 | POSTED BY BOAZ AT 2018-07-13 06:42 AM | FLAG:

You don't even understand the problem much less who is responsible for it.

#7 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-07-13 08:34 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Since when does Boaz have to understand a problem before blaming a democrat? Nevermind that the problem didn't exist until the Repug Governor decided to switch to the Flint River water it is still the fault of the Democrats before him.

#8 | Posted by Nixon at 2018-07-13 01:16 PM | Reply

Rick Snyder wanted to cut costs so he ordered the switch to cheaper water source instead of the higher cost higher quality of the Detroit water. Those lead pipes were safe before the switch because of the mineralization on the insides of the pipes coupled with the anti corrosive additives that were added to Detroit's water. The sourced water that Rick Snyder ordered Flint to get their water from didn't have the anti corrosive additive and also was slightly acidic so that mineralized layer sliuffed off revealing the lead underneath. Rick Snyder is chiefly to blame for this.

#9 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-07-13 01:50 PM | Reply

Netflix has a series on Flint. Flint happens when the money runs out.

#10 | Posted by visitor_ at 2018-07-13 04:18 PM | Reply

Good old boaz. Always leads with his chin.

#11 | Posted by jpw at 2018-07-13 10:03 PM | Reply

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