Marco Rubio leads GOP candidates in shrugging off Flint water crisis

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  1. Zaac

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    Stuff like this is one of the primary reasons I won't support a lot of GOP candidates for anything. They will shout all day and night about abortion and protecting babies in the womb. But for the folks outside the womb, they continue to show a certain level of conscientious stupidity that tells the world that there are certain issues that they just aren't gonna care about. And consistently, it seems to center around economics and classism which always brings a degree of race into play because of the wealth gap.
     
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    You shout all day about what somebody else doesn't care about. That's your priority over the death by starvation of a human every 2.43 seconds [http://www.starvation.net/], the number-- believed to be 21 to 36 million-- of people who live under slavery today, not a century and a half ago [http://www.freetheslaves.net/about-slavery/slavery-today/], or the 4.8 billion people who live without religious freedom [www.pewforum.org/2009/12/17/global-restrictions-on-religion/].

    Okay, so there's a town in Michigan with water that ain't as clean as we've got so used to. It sure is a major sin not to "focus" on that.I wonder what God expects us to do for them poor people in Flint; that is, besides snubbing a presidential candidate with a third, at best, chance of getting his party's nomination. But whatever we do in this world, let's crack Rubio and pray that the people in Flint won't run out of plastic bottles or enough dumps to toss them.
     
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    It's a local issue. How is this a federal issue?
     
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    Nice try.But the post is consistent with what I've said in the past about why some politicians will never get my vote. If you don't love Jesus and show yourself to love others, I'm not gonna vote for ya.

    All your other rambling, is unwarranted and ignored.
     
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    100,000 people in the United States don't have suitable drinking water.That's a crisis to which the local and state governments did not properly respond. So the EPA and the Feds have stepped in to assist.
     
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    Yeah? How do you know there is any rambling?

    That grieves me to tears. Much more thinking about people who drink water that they and cows both waller in.
     
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    OK, so the US congressional representatives from Michigan prodded the EPA to do something because local officials fumbled it.

    Tell me what you expect Marco Rubio to do or say about this?
     
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    Actually, the EPA manager of this region did resign over this. The EPA, Snyder, the mayor and city council of Flint and the bureaucrats in Detroit have all been aware of this for over a year.

    Michael Moore wants Snyder to resign too, fat chance fat boy, and you don't even live there. I think the whole thing is just sad but this is what I mean by liberal bias - "shrugging off", as if Rubio doesn't care that the people in Flint were poisoned by the water when he's a senator from Florida commenting on a municipal issue.
     
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    Hanna-Attisha’s was not the first study of Flint’s water, however. From the beginning, Flint’s residents had been complaining about the water and rejecting the city’s and state’s claims that the water was safe to drink. In February of 2015, EPA water expert Miguel Del Toral tested the water in one home and found an alarmingly high level of lead—over 100 parts per billion (ppb). The EPA “action level” is 15 ppb. The next day, Del Toral contacted the DEQ to inquire whether Flint was using corrosion control measures. DEQ official Stephen Busch lied, telling Del Toral that the city had an “optimal” corrosion control program. Three weeks later, when Del Toral repeated his inquiry in an email, he was told by the DEQ that in fact Flint had no corrosion control.

    Del Toral then issued an internal EPA Region 5 memo. It is at this point, at the latest, that culpability lies with Hedman and the EPA for participating in the DEQ’s cover-up of the lead problem in Flint’s water. Hedman’s defense so far is that it was not the EPA’s role to notify anyone of Del Toral’s findings, only to provide scientific resources to the the state. She also claims to have initiated a legal study to determine the EPA’s responsibility to report its findings. Even taken at face value, Hedman’s claims suggest federal collusion with the state DEQ in covering up government knowledge of the danger to citizens and an attempt at legal evasion of liability for the EPA’s conduct.

    http://www.legalreader.com/epa-implicated-in-coverup-of-flint-water-crisis/
     
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    Flynt....run by dummycrats or repugnicans? Just curious....

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    It's run by corrupt individuals. It only matters which party they belong to if you're more interested in playing party politics than holding corrupt individuals accountable.
     
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    I would hope that this is the type of issue that will be taken care of before a new President takes office. I wouldn't blame any of the candidates on either side for not getting involved with the issue. That is not saying it isn't important, but the candidates don't have the power to directly do much.
     
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    I don't expect him or any of the other GOP candidates to do or say much of anything about it. At this time, it's not important to the constituency who they want to vote for them. But I didn't write the article.

    I guess he is mentioned because someone actually asked him about Flint.
     
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    But this is part of the problem that the GOP brings on itself. Who cares if it's a municipal issue? You're running as a GOP candidate to be President of the United States. Stop with the flippant answers that make it sound like you don't care that a 100,000 don't have drinking water.

    If you don't have all the details, then say that. But what does it take for a human being with feelings to empathize with the situation of others?

    And yet another reason why I will not vote for anyone in the current crop of GOP candidates who are leading. Empathy seems to be missing throughout the party.
     
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    That's exactly what Rubio said.



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