Flint and Small Government

Thank you Toritto! This is absolutely RIGHT ON THE MONEY!!!!!

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I read an interesting quote a few days ago.

“Flint is a conservative’s idea of smaller government”.

Boy does that resonate.

“The city, after years of cutbacks, was placed under a state appointed emergency manager in 2011 who had the power to appeal local decisions and make cost cutting a primary goal.  That Manager, Darnell Earley blamed the City Council for switching from the Detroit water system, supplied by Lake Huron, to the Flint River (as a temporary source until a new system came online), but members of the council flatly deny this and local reporting cannot find reference to using Flint River water in council resolutions.  However the switch was made, the result has been a calamity.  For 18 months, Flint residents could see the problems with their water with their own eyes, but hidden from view was a worse disaster: the treated water was corrosive and leaching metals, including…

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