The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Flint Insanity over Eight Million

Apr 11, 2016

An important truth just came out about poisoned children and adults in Flint, Michigan. Previously it was reported that chemicals to properly treat Flint River water would have cost only $150 a day. It seemed odd that such a bad decision was made over so little money.

It turns out there was more to the story. The Flint Water Department had been told by two engineering firms that the city needed to spend eight million dollars to buy new equipment to be able to handle adding those chemicals to the water.

Top officials at the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality told Flint this eight million dollar equipment was NOT needed. A recent Free Press article “Why Didn’t Flint Treat Its Water?” explained about this.

For years, Republicans AND Democrats have gutted public spending–always cutting the bottom line. Why? Their policy to keep giving huge tax cuts to corporations leaves them stealing from public service budgets in insane ways.