The Spark

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

Prince Georges County, Maryland:
Water in the basements

Oct 24, 2005

Dozens of homes were flooded after two days of heavy rain in the Washington, D.C. area. Officials said the pumping station failed in Edmonston, a town in nearby Prince Georges County.

Angry residents demanded action at a community meeting. They had been told before when their homes flooded that the problem would be fixed.

An employee of the public works department said the pumping station keeps failing because it is old. The mayor said he had asked for funds to fix it.

If the White House were flooding, would they still be looking for money to fix it?