Morning Reads for Friday, March 18, 2016

On this day in history, Parliament repealed the Stamp Act. See what working together can do?

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John Konop
John Konop

Tax payers saw massive finger pointing and grandstanding on this unsafe water issue at a hearing yesterday. This is why congress has a 12 percent approval ratings. This hearing should of focused on how to fix the problem, instead it was merely political grandstanding, while tax payers and their families are being poisoned by the water. ……amison’s school, Caroline Elementary in Ithaca, N.Y., is one of hundreds across the nation where children were exposed to water containing excessive amounts of an element doctors agree is unsafe at any level, a USA TODAY NETWORK investigation found. An analysis of U.S. Environmental… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope
John Konop
John Konop
Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Flint a city of 100,000 the demos propose $600 million in direct assistance for a responsibility to their citizens they failed in ?

I’m ok with min. water standards but not the Feds getting financially involved. Those standards are there but the locals failed to stand by them. Cities do pick and choose enforcements. To ask the Feds to bail them out is something we haven’t built into the “budget” and shouldn’t.

The EPA has been out of control for some time.

John Konop
John Konop

Salt, We are talking about a national crisis, if 20 percent of the water is poison. This is not only a moral issue, but economically it could drag our economy with the cost of care of people who will have IQs way below normal via the water. ……Lead is a cumulative toxicant that affects multiple body systems and is particularly harmful to young children. Childhood lead exposure is estimated to contribute to about 600 000 new cases of children developing intellectual disabilities every year. Lead exposure is estimated to account for 143 000 deaths per year with the highest burden… Read more »

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

See my response to Ellynn below, no doubt it is a national mess as we neglect infrastructure.

davidmac
davidmac

>The EPA has been out of control for some time.
Nope. They’re not supposed to enforce the Safe Drinking Water Act – that responsibility is first and foremost on the state.

“In a hearing this week about the poisonous water in Flint, Mich., Rep. Buddy Carter (R-Ga.) tried to blame the lead-tainted water on the Obama administration’s Environmental Protection Agency.
“EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy explained that, under the law Congress passed, states are in charge of enforcing drinking-water standards.
‘The law?’ Carter replied, contemptuously. ‘The law? I don’t think anybody here cares about the law.'”

Dana Milbank, Washington Post.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-poisonous-conservative-thinking-that-caused-the-flint-crisis/2016/03/18/06700ca2-ed01-11e5-bc08-3e03a5b41910_story.html

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

My bad for not saying that correctly, no issues with the EPA on min. standards, my issue would be the Feds bailing the states/cities out.
Worst case could be interest bearing loans to the state on a repayment tax that will not be forgiven.

The water problem is public infrastructure allowed by locals to deteriorate, compounded by poor or negligent testing.

Ellynn
Ellynn

The state placed an emergency manager in charge of Flint. Under that law, the Governor’s appointed manager had more power than the elected mayor and the city official and forced the water change through the city government. Their are emails backing this up. The Governor and his hand picked manger failed Flint. Half the info the state submitted for water testing was incorrect. The GM Flint plant voluntarily switched their water back to the Detroit system when the Flint River water was corroding engine parts, and they passed the reports on this to the state. Meanwhile the state voters over… Read more »

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

I have no issue with telling the state and city to fix the issue but for the Feds to jump in all over the country for negligent locals and foot the bill is nuts.
Where is the incentive to let everything go to pot, spend money on pet projects and let the Feds bail them out.

I Probably will regret that remark when Fulton and DeKalb get done with us.

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

So Ginny posts stories about a female gator in Cobb and a possible cloning of a T-Rex……..does anyone see what she is up to here ?

thegreatpumpkin
thegreatpumpkin

Slick Hilly continues to have real major league probs…Poor Dems!
http://observer.com/2016/03/hillary-has-an-nsa-problem/