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Struggle for Water Rights in Detroit Is Showing How to Fight (and Beat) Austerity

There are 48 comments on the The Nation story from Jul 22, 2014, titled Struggle for Water Rights in Detroit Is Showing How to Fight (and Beat) Austerity. In it, The Nation reports that:

The austerity agenda as it plays out on the ground in American cities is often so relentless in demanding cuts in public services that it is easy to imagine that it cannot be upended.

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#53 Jul 30, 2014
kuda wrote:
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I did not comment about whether or not I have first-hand familiarity with Detroit, yet you assume I've never been there just as you assume that poor people safe poor by choice, unwilling to work, have little self-respect and want to mooch from others.You begin with that pessimistic assumption about the poor you end with it as your conclusion, with nothing happening in the middle. Your mind is made up.
They do choose to be poor is the problem and even Liberal Demcorat FDR said that people will mooch and prefer living on the Dole which is what he call Welfare and that it would become a habit which he was right that people prefer to mooch off of others if they are allowed to do so which Detroit has proven FDR right and why Detroit is bankrupt since the entitlement society or welfare society doesnt pay taxes and when the money runs out look what happens which Detroit also proved that too and the Liberals want to turn the whole US into Detroit.

How food stamps morphed from temporary relief to permanent entitlement

By Marvin Olasky
Nov. 19, 2011

Roosevelt himself acknowledged the danger of welfare programs becoming "a habit with the country." In November 1933, he said, "When any man or woman goes on a dole something happens to them mentally and the quicker they are taken off the dole the better it is for them the rest of their lives." Early in 1935 Roosevelt argued, "We must preserve not only the bodies of the unemployed from destitution but also their self-respect, their self-reliance and courage and determination."

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#54 Jul 30, 2014
Cat74 wrote:
Those people in Detroit might not pay their water bill, and it might be turned off, but I bet they don't run out of beer money, It is time we take care of Detroit's needy children, to hell with the dirty, diseased, lice infested illegal aliens.
Your right, the ones on welfare dont run out of beer and they will be all setting out on a street corner drinking together which I have seen many of times their in Detroit and the same ones.

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#56 Jul 31, 2014
bannedagain3 wrote:
<quoted text> FDR Started the entitlement society , prolonged the depression the same way osma has prolonged the recession by his increased entitlement programs .
In NY a family of 4 makes more in welfare the the average schoolteacher. makes in a year
No wonder there are so many no - esteem or low- esteem people running the streets with t=noting better to do but commit crimes
Why pay your bills when you know someone will eventually pay them for you is the new American attitude
Why is it that 81% of boomers own their homes outright. While the majority of others cannot even keep up with rent or Mtg payments.
38% of the American public is not current on their bills When they default on their credit card bills ,they will feel that someone else will pay them too Welcome to O;s utopia
Exactly FDR is responsible for creation of the Entitlement Society and FDR did prolong the Great Depression which is a known fact and Obama is doing the same thing too just as FDR and its all about Social Change for the worse.

Des Plaines, IL

#57 Jul 31, 2014
No one is entitled to other people's money. They are not entitled to Government paid water bills until they stop spending their Government check on booze, and drugs. They act like they are just entitled, to sit on their behinds, and wait for the mailman to bring their checks. This has got to stop.

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#59 Aug 1, 2014
bannedagain3 wrote:
<quoted text> Don't forget the great liberal LBJ he has over 425 federal give away projects going of which about 9 were actually doing what they were designed to do ( take form the middle class and give to the poor
He also sent hundreds of thousand of troops to Vietnam in a war no one wanted and he promised not to escalate later reneging on that promise His great society was an example of government dysfunction at its best Even Johnson's farce of an administration was better than that of the magic negroes.
People had some pride back in the 60;s before Johnson passed all of hid giveaway programs At least they paid their own water bills
Your right about LBJ and the Great Society which is based on Wealth Redistribution and its a known fact that the New Left Liberal Democrats advocated for Communism and still are.

Knoxville, TN

#60 Sep 17, 2014
Shinichiro Takizawa wrote:
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I am very sorry. I am sorry.
How hard is it to pay a water bill?

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#61 Sep 17, 2014
Zeppelin wrote:
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How hard is it to pay a water bill?
Well it is hard to pay a water bill when the majority in Detroit refuse to work and earn a paycheck since they believe the Government owes them a paycheck for doing nothing.

Wilmington, IL

#62 Sep 17, 2014
What I don't understand is how do you run up thousand dollar water bills? Our bills, if you are white, would have to be paid long before you owed a thousand dollars.

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