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Two Years of Tragedy in Flint


#1

Two Years of Tragedy in Flint

Rhea Suh

The water in Flint, Michigan, is still unsafe to drink — two years after the crisis was set in motion. Badly needed federal assistance has been marooned by a handful of congressional Republicans. And the larger national problem of lead in too much of our drinking water is yet to be addressed.


#2

Republicans beholden to Libertarians like the Koch Brothers purposely underfund government so they can turn around and use its "failures" to incite support for their anti-regulatory (and anti-govt.) causes.

This is a textbook example:

“The Flint water crisis is a story of government failure, intransigence, unpreparedness, delay, inaction, and environmental injustice,” the independent Flint Water Advisory Task Force reported last month in a scathing indictment of the handling of the situation. Last week, two state workers and a Flint city employee were charged with criminal wrongdoing in the case, and Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette told reporters, “There will be more to come — that I can guarantee you.”


#4

"Elevated levels of lead have been found in thousands of water systems
across the country, including in North Carolina, Rhode Island,
Mississippi, South Carolina, and even our nation’s capital. "

Does this explain the USAian propensity for violence?