Friday, February 5, 2016

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder calls for 30 percent discount for lead-poisoned water

FLINT, MI - JANUARY 21: Fred the handyman at the Shiloh Commons installs a new water filter in a residence January 21, 2016 in Flint, Michigan. The city's water supply had been contaminated by lead after a switch from Lake Huron to the Flint river as a so

Because nothing says “I care about you” more than making it a little more affordable to drink unsafe water, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has presented a plan to provide $30 million in water bill discounts and retroactive credits for Flint citizens. Huffington Post reports:
Snyder, a Republican, will make the case for the $30 million plan when he presents his budget next week for the coming fiscal year. Pending the state legislature's approval, his proposal would lower residents’ bills by about 30 percent until water is safe to drink, and credit their past bills going back to April 2014. Former residents would also be eligible for refunds. 
“I agree with Flint residents, that they should not have to pay for water they cannot drink,” Snyder said in a statement.
Flint’s average monthly water and sewer bill was $140 in 2014, much higher than neighboring cities, according to the Flint Journal. Under Snyder’s proposal, a family paying $140 would get about a $40 credit.
The Michigan state Senate has approved the $30 million dollar bill, which will go to the state House for passage as early as next week.
it get's no more reprehensible than this and we all know if they were not poor and Black this would have been a foot note of some past news story and all would be well and still no outrage on the republican side which tells me they only intend to be leaders of one side the rich side.  getting a vote next week they should have been in session 5 mins after hearing of this atrocity this is attempted homicide now they need t6o call it what it is............ murder 2 throwing a bone sprinkled with poison who republican of him