City of Flint, MI Government Strong-Arming Lead-Poisoned Residents Into Buying More Lead Water
Despite widespread media attention to the fact that their citizens have been cajoled into purchasing water from a Government-run city monopoly on water, conclusively tainted with heavy metal and bacteria, for the past two years, Flint, MI residents have been forced via tax liens and threats of child confiscation to purchase more harmful water from the Flint River for drinking and bathing. Takeisha Major, 28, protested, “It’s irritating because you never know — at any given time your child could be taken away from you by a source of water. Water!”
While she was referring to her children’s erratic behavior, thought to be caused by the heavy metal poisoning, Major’s worries ran deeper, no pun intended. If she does not pay the water bills for the lethal water quasi-forced down her throat by the local Government, apparently over $650 for November and December of 2015, her children will be taken by the Department of Human Services (recently renamed the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, at no monetary cost to taxpayers but perhaps exacting a toll on their irony meters. Iron. No metal pun intended.).
Kiki Phillips was driven into foreclosure of her home: despite regularly appeasing the Government goons with over $100 per month, she learned:
“Eventually, in December 2014, her water balance reached $1,800, which was added onto her taxes. This week Phillips received a notice that her house was going into foreclosure.”
However, there is hope on the horizon.
“A spokesperson for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services suggested that Flint parents need not worry about the agency coming to remove their children if the water gets turned off. Rather, MDHHS’s interest is in making sure children have access to clean water.”
This nebulous response is comforting, Phillips acknowledged, because the MDHHS, like the agency that sold her and her family up the river (last pun), is also run by the Government.
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