Skip to comments.At Detroit Water Rally, Congressman Conyers Tells Water Department To "Keep Your Paws Off The Water"
Posted on 07/19/2014 4:11:52 PM PDT by absentee
The bankrupt city of Detroit has a water problem. The city is trying to collect over $90 million dollars in unpaid water bills. As part of that effort, thousands of residents have had their service cut off. On Friday, in conjunction with the Netroots Nation conference, a rally and march were held to protest the service interruptions and demand the water be turned back on regardless of any money owed. Congressman John Conyers spoke to the crowd at the march, demanding that corporations pay up what they owe so that residents who owe can have their bills covered.
"We're gonna fight like the devil to make sure that nobody's water is cut off. Nobody's. So it's in that spirit that we want to thank SEIU and the unions, and everybody that's working with them. We're all in this together.
And our message to the head of the sewage, the water and sewage department: keep your paws off the water! Leave it on. We need more water, not less water. And by the way, while you're at it. Why don't you get these corporations and banks to pay up the hundreds of thousands of dollars they owe?"
It was not immediately clear how water would be provided to the city if the Water Department took their "paws" off the process.
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I want my water to be free. Who do I talk to? Oh, and my electricity and gas too please.
How much money did they raise to pay the bills? Or did they just pose in front of the cameras?
Is he ready to pay the bill? Maybe put it on his EBT card.
If you want water faster, you have to pay for it.
Where this all got off track is the city not doing a disconnect after 30 days delinquency.
90 million my A$$.
Is his wife out of”Stir”yet?When is he going in??????????
They actually believe water in the country is free because we don’t pay water bills.
The concept that I stop getting water if I don’t pay my electric bill just confuses the hell out of them.
Heck, why should anyone pay for water, or their mortgages, or food, or doctor bills, or phone bills, or electricity, or gas.
Lets all have free stuff. Now, who is going to do all the work for free so that we have all these things for free.
Any hands? Nope
You don’t have oxen attached to a water wheel?
problem is there's no sewer shut off
`In the morning I go gunning, for the man who stole my water.’ Steely Dildo
Conyers is a Bozo. In fact, all of his ilk: Sheela Lee, Pelosi, the one driving Miss Lerner, Rangel, all of them—they’re always getting in-and-out of a clown car called the Democratic party. All clowns.
Would be nice if Conyers and his fellow Comrades would keep their paws off my wallet.
I keep a hole in the ice clear during the winter just in case I have pipes freeze and I need to flush toilets.
Isn’t he the one who didn’t get enough sigantures to get on the primary ballot?
Has he found a court to order the state to put him on?
Once again, Atlas Shrugged has proven to be a prophetic novel.
Whitey gotta pay our water reparations!!! He owes us water from the slave days when we wuz chopping cotton and he never gave us a drink!!
free water for everyone!
What happens if they simply abolish the water department?
water, sewage, trash pickup and electricity are all on the same bill here
don’t try to not pay it
What’s the old jackass racist waiting for ? Grab your buckets, kids, and follow him out to the Detroit River. THAT water is free, take as much as you can carry !
Free s**t for everyone . Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaa........
If Conyers is paying he should just go ahead and write a check.
They’re all separate here but they sure as hell aren’t free.
Those white devils! The water is mine. We hates `em Precious.
How is that Democrat Utopia working out for you there, Chicago?
How about taxing those who want free water more so the City can pay for their free water.
Oh no, wait, that's a trick isn't it!!! YOU'RE TRICKING US!
Then the collapse will begin in earnest, and those same leftist overlords will ration the very things they thought was free, and they'll babble to themselves "But...but...I thought you were on our side!"
Who can blame these people for expecting free water.
Welfare pays for their Housing, their food, their medical care, their electricity, their transportation, their heating oil, their clothes, their spending care, their daycare, their children's school breakfast, lunch and afternoon “snack meal” their computers, their Internet, their job training, and their free Obama phones.
Heck, the government even pays them to babysit their OWN kids!
Why not water too?
I’m stealing that to send to my local councillor who was in Detroit live-tweeting from today’s rally. For more than a week now, she’s been tweeting several times a day about the Detroit water issue, but she still isn’t responding when I ask her how this activism is serving her inner-city Toronto constituents. Best part is that she’s facing re-election against a strong candidate in October.
If they want free water, go stand in the rain.
“Gimme some water, cool cool water,
I shot a man on the Mexican border....”
Ties up several threads these days.
Probably would be excessive amounts of free water in Detroit if it wasn’t for global warming, or Bush’s fault, or hoarding by certain elite conservatives.
Get a bucket or jerry can.
Walk to the Detroit River or Lake St. Clair.
Fill can or bucket with FREE water!
Carry it home.
Simple! (well, come winter it may get a bit more complicated)
Socialism is the spiritually poisonous and economically destructive ideology that insists society will be better off when everyone lives at the expense of everyone else. This lie is clearly unsustainable, a concept that socialists love to scold the rest of us about.
“How much money did they raise to pay the bills? Or did they just pose in front of the cameras?”
They wanted to bake sweets for a bake sale to raise money——but Michelle said “no
“Wait until those free Obamacare copays come due.
Half the country ... all their lives they’ve depended on the kindness of strangers. (taxes)
They won’t pay a nickel for their own welfare, unless it’s withheld from their Section 8, EBT, ADC—whatever.
The Obamanites have put themselves in yet another pickle with this fantasy that their base will pay a mite towards their own health care.
I say give them free water. In return, they just swing a pick to dig up those water pipes. Good deal for everyone.
Here we have a democrat member of congress encouraging thievery. This is so blatant he needs to be removed from congress. I will hold my breath.
Aren’t they a few miles from one of the largest fresh-water lakes on Earth? So, go get some.
HOWEVER...there are two sides to this. I read that their water bills are $80 a month for a small home with a postage-stamp lawn. Considering the availability of water there, this is ridiculous. Obviously, the people who pay are subsidizing those who don’t, or there is some kind of massive corruption, or incredibly poor planning (like, having the infrastructure to support two million people but having only 680,000 customers). That’s not fair either.
Who can give free water
Power for you too
Cover it with chocolate and a hopey changey dew
The mulato man, oh the mulato man can
The mulato man can cause he mixes in racism in a country that's been screwed.
“problem is there’s no sewer shut off “
First Rule of Plumbing: “$hit Runs Downhill,” but only if you add water to “help it along.” So, W/O water, the sewer is effectively “shut off.”
Yeah, they’s got it so bad in SF dat de wimin be knocking of kids selling candy on de streets! (At least I be thinkin’ dat be a womin, but you be de judge!)
“Grab your buckets, kids, and follow him out to the Detroit River. THAT water is free, take as much as you can carry !”
But that would involve work! “Weeze be averse to workin’. We Gibbsmedats, spect everthn’ be handed to us, fo’ free”
Only in Detroit.
then again i guess they prolly could illegally turn valves on sewer lines as well as water lines
“true, except the article says they are paying plumbers to illegally turn it back on...
then again i guess they prolly could illegally turn valves on sewer lines as well as water lines”
Just had to deal with a water problem yesterday. In the process, I had a good look at the water meter. upstream of the meter, there’s a shutoff valve that has a provision for a padlock. Now, I guess you could cut the lock off, but it would be a bitch here, because it’s in the meter box at the curb, underground.
Places like Detroit end up looking very much like the Soviet Union. So when they collapse, the freeloading residents are left out in the cold (literally). Guys like Conyers pi$$ me off because they know that w/o money from nearly all the users, the water district will have to shut down. Detroit, has finally run out of other people’s money!
my bad, it was in a different thread...
The Atlantic reported on July 17 that residents are paying plumbers $30 to turn their water back on illegally. Although, while Netroots participants were there to be the voices for these people, the folks affected are remaining quiet:
I hope they succeed. I’m really sick of paying that $60 a month water bill. Free water for everyone!!!!