Monday, May 29, 2017

Congress Bears Some Responsibility for Flint Fiasco

   "Flint's water has been poisoned for 1000 days," reads a post on Facebook. "Cost to fix the pipes: $216 million. The U.S. military spends that much every 3.75 hours."
It seems like some kind of emergency funding could be provided. I read how President Obama, in January of 2016, declared a federal emergency in Flint, but declined to designate it as a disaster area because the disaster was man-made, and thus didn't qualify. At that point, Congress should have stepped in and sent some relief. It isn't too late. Congress still should step in and help.

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