The people of Flint are pissed off, and they have every reason to be. What dithered for over a year as a local story has finally hit prime time thanks to talking heads like Rachel Maddow and Michael Moore‘s campaign to #ArrestGovSnyder, which gathered 85,000 signatures in just days.
For anyone unfamiliar, Governor Rick Snyder’s appointed ’emergency manager’ to Flint (who’s authority overrides elected council) switched the drinking water supply from Detroit/Lake Huron to the Flint river.
The river is highly polluted, but that’s not the worst of it.
The river is high in saline, which corrodes existing lead pipes. An anti-corrisive agent could have been added to the water to prevent lead from leaching into the water for as little as $100 a month. But this wasn’t done, as the stated purpose of Snyder’s ’emergency managers’ was trimming essential social services where ever possible.
WTF IS GOING ON W/POWER MAD,GREED DRIVEN,KILLER, INCOMPETENT,POLITICIANS?THEY R CRIMNALS?? GOV.RICK SNYDER OF MICH. #FIRINGSQUADWORKSFORME
— Cher (@cher) January 6, 2016