Detroit Shuts Off Water to Residents but Not to Businesses Who Owe Millions:
Talk about kicking a person when they are down.
The politicians whose responsibility it is oversee the health and well-being of the people in the United States are doing a piss poor job but it doesn’t seem to bother them. Their almost 80% disapproval ratings shows just that. As long as they are living the life of luxury they could care less about the “lower classed” people.
Not only did they stand by watching and allow their counterparts, the thieving crooked politicians in Detroit put the city into bankrupt, stop all of the pension plans associated with the city workers; now they added insult to injury by shutting off the water service to the “lesser important” city’s residence.
That isn’t the end of this story. The water was cut off to all of the residence but was left on for the businesses that still owe the city 9.5 million dollars in back water bills. Is that a slap in the face with a DRY towel or what?
I can possibly stretch my imagination and conceive that a small town in “Bo-dunk somewhere USA” with a population of 326 falls on hard times and goes into bankruptcy but Detroit, Michigan one of the power house cities in the USA, motor town USA, it is unconscionable. The thieves that brought it there had an enormous appetite for greed.
When the financial plug was finally pulled last year Detroit was $20 billion in debt. That is with a “B” not an “M”.
Over 100,000 creditors, including the city’s major pension funds and its 10,000 plus public employees got “stiffed-screwed-blued and tattooed” by the city that they worked for for years .
Detroit’s pension system is underfunded by over $3.5 billion, leaving many current and past police officers, firefighters and public service workers with big question marks over their future.
The former thieving mayor Kwame Kilpatrick didn’t act alone but was the guy that really took the city to the cleaners.
It is somewhat gratifying to see that justice did prevail for the crooked mayor who on March 11, 2013, was convicted on 24 federal felony counts, including mail fraud, wire fraud, and racketeering. The conviction stemmed from a 38-charge felony indictment, in what a federal prosecutor called a “pattern of extortion, bribery and fraud” by some of Detroit’s most prominent officials. On October 10, 2013, Kilpatrick was sentenced to 28 years in prison.
So much for the honesty of our politicians. Kilpatrick and Ray Baby from New Orleans must be related.
People like Ray and his cousin Kwame have no heart and no soul. It would make a little difference if they were robbing from the rich but these slim bag, con-men politicians stole from the people that elected them and entrusted them with their future. To me that makes them triple scumbags.
Now we get to the federal side of the issue. What kind of politicians would watch “their own families” starve when they are giving trillions of dollars to countries across the pond, most of which detest the USA and only deal with us because of the hand-outs? Am I missing something?
The union workers donated to their pension plans faithfully for years with the understanding that their contributions were guaranteed at the time of their retirement. Now they are left standing in the soup line with nowhere to turn. How are they supposed to function with the water to their homes being turned off?
When we look at the overall picture of where our country is going, I don’t know how anyone can feel secure or feel safe that there is a future for the working class people. As the old saying goes “shit slides downhill” and the common folk are at the bottom.
It appears that there is no beating these bums either on a national level or a local level. The politicians are going to do as they damn well please and they have no regard for anyone but themselves and their thieving constituent .
Where is the USA headed??????
I am not doing anything important today and don’t really care that the country is falling apart. After all I don’t have to worry about being elected. I think I will hop on my jet and do a couple of fund raisers.