Flint, Michigan’s water supply has been polluted with dangerously high levels of lead for 2 years, ever since the city started sourcing water via the Flint River. The dominant narrative is that responsibility lies with Republicans – in general – and Republican Governor Rick Snyder – in specific. But that’s not true.
- The city’s politics have been dominated by corrupt Democrats for decades
- The city has been bankrupt and run by emergency managers – all Democrats
- It was a Democrat-dominated city council that decided to change the water service to the city in the first place
- Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality and the Environmental Protection Agency (all dominated or nominated by Democrats) knew about the problem and did nothing
Summary by National Review:
“In sum: The Democratic government of a Democratic city destroys that city’s finances so thoroughly that it must go into state receivership; a Democratic emergency manager signs off on a consensus plan to use a temporary water source; the municipal authorities in that Democratic city responsible for treating and monitoring drinking water fail to do their job; a state agency whose employees work under the tender attention of SEIU Local 517 fails to do its job overseeing the local authorities; Barack Obama’s EPA, having been informed about the issue, keeps mum.
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