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While Washington fights and funds various adventures abroad, Detroit suffers at home

Billions of USD are currently being funnelled to prop up a neo-nazi government in Ukraine, and billions of USD went towards jihadist militants trying to overthrow Syria’s president, and trillions of USD have now been effectively lost in an eight years plus long adventure in Iraq. Right now, the once great and innovative city of Detroit suffers from a continuing economic collapse of which Washington could really care less…so much so that the United Nations may soon be called in to help the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department provide the service to struggling customers.

Yes you heard this right…the U.N. is being petitioned to step in to help Detroit with its water problems.

CBS Detroit reports on the possibility of the U.N. providing ‘water’ bill support to U.S. citizens:

Water department spokeswoman Curtrise Garner says it’s a possibility — but for now, the water bills must be paid.

“At the DWAS Department — it’s not our goal to shut off water. We want people’s water on, just like they do; but you do have to pay for your water…That’s the bottom line.”

Garner said the reality is that nearly half of Detroit Water and Sewerage customers can’t pay their bills; and that has led activists to lobby the UN to step up and take action.

“If they do contact us we are willing to speak with them,” she said, adding “We owe it to the customers that are paying to collect from those that aren’t. Somebody has to pay for the water.”

And while Garner says water is “a God-given right,” she says there is a cost to move water from the water resource to the customer and that the infrastructure costs money.

According to the Free Press, the average Detroit water bill is now $75 a month — much higher than the nation’s average rate of about $40.

Detroit citizens lobbying the UN to help them solve their water bill problems. Maybe Obama should reshuffle the money going to Kiev and help out his own citizens. Coincidently Kiev authorities announced that all hot water has been turned off for all city residents. More U.S. taxpayer money well spent.

References:

http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2014/06/23/nearly-half-of-detroit-water-customers-cant-pay-their-bill/

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