Joe “I’ll say anything to get elected” Biden has this interesting statement on his website:
“The Biden Plan will:
Stand up to the abuse of power by polluters who disproportionately harm communities of color and low-income communities.
The Biden Administration will take action against fossil fuel companies and other polluters who put profit over people and knowingly harm our environment and poison our communities’ air, land, and water, or conceal information regarding potential environmental and health risks.
The Biden plan will ensure that communities across the country from Flint, Michigan to Harlan, Kentucky to the New Hampshire Seacoast have access to clean, safe drinking water.”
You can read his moronic platform HERE.
Um, hey Crazy Uncle Joe, back the F’ing truck up a wee bit.
Let’s take stock of the things to caused the Flint, Michigan water problems, that you so proudly HIGHLIGHT ON YOUR WEBSITE.
The Flint GOVERNMENT CHOSE to STOP PURCHASING water from the City of Detroit and source and process the city’s water from the Flint River as a COST SAVINGS measure in 2014. The water originally purchased from Detroit was treated by the city of Detroit and they used a SULFATE based chemical coagulant to remove organic material. The Flint Government decided to use a lower cost CHLORIDE based chemical coagulant for organic material removal in their COST SAVINGS treatment plant. It turns out the the CHLORIDE base chemicals THOUGH LESS EXPENSIVE, leach LEAD from the distribution pipes OWNED by the GOVERNMENT.
After it was determined that the drinking water was contaminated with LEAD, the Flint GOVERNMENT considered switching back to purchasing water from Detroit but ultimately THE GOVERNMENT CHOSE NOT TO SWITCH BACK because it would COST MORE MONEY. Eventually state and Federal (your tax dollars) monies were used to replace the LEAD pipes in the distribution system to fix the problem CAUSED BY A GOVERNMENT CHOICE.
It gets better. At least NINE STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT officials have had charges brought against them for COVERING UP the spike in LEAD POISONING of CHILDREN in Flint, Michigan. Hmm, GOVERNMENT COVERING FOR GOVERNMENT.
What EVIL RACIST CORPORATION harmed the “communities of color and low-income communities“, in Flint, Michisgan? Which “fossil fuel companies and other polluters who put profit over people” caused the Flint water crisis?
Oh wait, it was a wise and informed GOVERNMENT decision that PUT COST SAVINGS OVER HEALTH and then COVERED IT UP.
So tell me again Uncle Joe, HOW IS MORE GOVERNMENT GOING TO FIX GOVERNMENT?