Skip to comments.Detroit groups reach out to UN as water customers are tapped out
Posted on 06/27/2014 9:15:49 AM PDT by Gunpowder green
A coalition of activist groups took the rare step Monday and appealed to the United Nations over reports that cash-strapped residents in Detroit are being left without access to water.
The appeal to the U.N.s special rapporteur comes after reports that nearly half of the Detroit Water and Sewerage customers are delinquent on their bills and owe the department about $118 million. The department has reportedly started shutting off water to these delinquent customers.
Beside the amount due, the city council last week approved higher rates for customers by more than $5 per month, The Detroit Free Press reported. Those additional funds would help repair the antiquated system, the department said.
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Detroit: “Socialism hasn’t worked. Let’s try MORE Socialism!”
Reverend Manning has another perspective. He holds that blacks can’t run governments.
PS Reverend Manning IS black.
PPS I think his chruch group is called ATLAH. Good site.
The UN?? This is liberalism reductio ad absurdum. Liberal Welfare State / Socialist policies have completely looted the city of any productive enterprise, bankrupted it and caused its basic services to collapse. So what is the answer? An appeal to the World community to somehow make someone fix the water system and provide it for free to the population.
Margaret Thatcher said that Socialism ends when it runs out of other people’s money. I guess the Socialists of Detroit have one last card to play before their brand of Socialism truly collapses.
We’re having a third world outbreak here.
It will spread aggressively if not treated immediately.
Detroit..the FIRST U.S. City to look for UN AID!!
Befitting their “progressive” politics...but so tragic nonetheless...
Evidently Barry already turned them down??
Detroit: Socialism hasnt worked. Lets try MORE Socialism!
That reminds me of that old carpenters joke: I cut it twice and it’s still too short! lol
These idiots are fully capable of paying their water bills, they simply choose not to.
Cincinnati isn’t far behind. High taxes and heavy regulation chase businesses out of town, so jobs disappear and property values decline, resulting in even less revenue for the city. The city responds by hiking taxes up even further, making even more people vote with their feet.
A lot of American cities are as devastated as cities bombed in world war two, with the exception that nobody is rebuilding them.
If I didn’t have any water and could get no help, even if I was a rabid liberal I would ask; “why can my gov’t afford to spend so much money helping all the illegal aliens and not help me?”.
There is an old saying in the west;
“Whiskey is for drinking. Water is for fighting over.”
Looks like the west is moving east.
The Rats will probably federalize the water system and provide it at no cost in exchange for votes. Most people who vote Dem are bought and paid for with some kind of government benefit.
Of course they can pay it.....they are just waiting for the government (read you and me) to pay it out of Obama’s stash.
Detroit groups reach out to UN as water customers are tapped out
To the United Nations? Not the state of Michigan, not other cities or states, not the United States or even Canada next door, but the freaking United Nations?
Makes sense actually. The UN is good at sending humanitarian aid to hell-hole third world locations.
I know. I live in Hawaii and we already there and have been for a while now. JMHO
Perhaps the UN won’t be able to get the water turned on again, but at least they can do what they usually do - set up underage prostitution rings, spend craploads of US taxpayer money on fine restaurants (if Detroit has any) and loot any aid money they bring with them.
It’s terrifying to realize that most people in Detroit actually believe that he has one.
Heck, he even believes it himself, the Fed is an ATM for this spendthrift government.
They’ve said they know they can pay it, because when they shut it off, they receive payment in full to get it turned back on.
The people just don’t WANT to pay for it.
Stay tuned for the cholera epidemics!
“Margaret Thatcher said that Socialism ends when it runs out of other peoples money. I guess the Socialists of Detroit have one last card to play before their brand of Socialism truly collapses.”
Let me clarify what she has said.
The 1%ers are the biggest promoters of collectivism since 1826 with British industrialist Robert Owen.
Collectivism only ends after the 1%ers have convinced the politicians long enough to play the ends (the rich and poor) against the middle class to bankruptcy because it is only the rich and poor that benefit from such.
A lot of the reason for shutting off blocks of customers is that the system under Detroit is literally collapsing from age and neglect.
Detroit’s situation might be caused by an absence of competent, decent government. The water problem might be something different. If it’s like what’s happening in Cleveland, it’s possible that people could be barely holding on to housing but can’t afford the utilities. Around here, the water and sewer bills have skyrocketed and there’s no end in sight. EPA regulations have forced really expensive upgrades and it’s all passed on to the consumer.
That's about what our water bill was at our old house, and that was for 2 month. We moved into town 6 months ago. Now our bill is 160.00 base, then we pay for volume on top of that.
Proof positive Detroit divorced the USA a long time ago ... or the muzzies captured it and annexed it.
This whole deal is getting more :speculative fiction”-like every day
Thanks! Funny how the Rats don’t talk about Detroit anymore, afterall it’s a template for their plans for the rest of the country.
Dear citizens of Detroit: As President Obama once said, “Elections have consequences!” You voted in Democrats for years. You can now turn on your faucets and get a cool and refreshing glass of stupid s**t because you voted for it.
Detroit has a 3rd World population with 3rd World ways and 3rd World problems. They can not generate the capital or the social conditions that can produce a 1st World civilization including 1st World infrastructure. If not for the massive infusions for cash confiscated from taxpayers outside the city Detriot would revert back into wilderness and its residents would live no differently than their ancestors.
“The UN is good at sending humanitarian aid to hell-hole third world locations.”
Minor correction needed:
“The UN is good at sending AMERICAN TAXPAYER FUNDED humanitarian aid to hell-hole third world locations.”
Another Democrat city in ruins. It’s to be expected.
Detroit groups reach out to UN as they are tapped out of TAX PAYERS
I heard the living cadaver john congers say today that water is a human right. The courts said so. I think the host was too afraid congers would die I. The air if he questioned him further.