The Ongoing Financial Crisis…
The taxes, fees, and cost of living continues to skyrocket along with governments’ lavish spending on embassies, pork-barrel bureaucracy, and perpetual wars.
The current government debt, reported from the U.S. government Treasury, is $17.6 Trillion dollars and rising.
Governments have become the economy, whereas the economies were once driven by small businesses and mom & pop stores.
Corporate-governments own (or sold to foreign entities) everything and their fees are increasing.
Homeland security taxes, property taxes, water, insurance, and other hidden taxes & fees are bleeding the people into poverty.
In most municipalities a water fight is brewing…
Do you have your portable water filtration system operational?
If so get your buckets ready for a walk to the local river or collect rainwater. ~Ron
Oh, So Free Water Is Next?
On Friday, July 18, thousands of people marched through downtown Detroit to call attention to a major public health crisis as the city shuts off the water for residents who are behind on their bills.
Chanting, “Fight! Fight! Fight! Water is a human right!” and “Whose water? Our water!” about 5,000 Detroit residents and allies from across the country—including many who were in town for the annual Netroots Nation blogger conference—marched from the Cobo convention center to Hart Plaza near the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department.
There’s plenty of free water available right in Detroit. It’s in the Detroit River, which (shockingly) is much cleaner than it was a number of years (and decades) ago.
Get out your bucket, walk to the river, dip it, there you go. Water.
The problem is that these people don’t want the water that way — of unknown quality, with them individually responsible for its potability — for filtering it and perhaps boiling it before drinking it, and certainly not for disposing it once used.
Water and sewer systems don’t build and maintain themselves and the fees for them are paid by the users.
There are people who claimed to be ten grand in arrears for water bills. How the hell does that happen — did you not pay the bill for 20 years? It sure sounds like it!
Here you go folks on the water rates that the UN calls “exhorbitant”:
Base connection charge for a 5/8″ line (sufficient for a single-family home) is $6.30. Each 1,000 cubic feet of water is $21.71; that’s approximately 7,500 gallons. For perspective modern showerheads are supposed to flow no more than 2 gpm, so if you take a 10 minute shower per day every day of the month that’s 600 gallons of water consumed, or less than 1/10th of the first thousand feet.
Now here’s the rub — you also have to pay for sewage, and that’s more than the water pretty-much everywhere, including in Detroit. Your sewage charge is going to be about double the water price, basically.
Oh by the way, it is here in Florida too.
You want piped water and sewer? Someone’s got to pay for it. You don’t pay a $100 bill for 10 years and run up 10 large in unpaid bills? The only question I have is why you weren’t cut off 9 years and 10 months ago!
Again, there’s lots of water for Detroit residents available free of charge. You just have to transport it from the source yourself, along with insuring that it’s safe to consume.
For the service of transportation and sanitation you wind up expending resource — either directly with your personal effort, or by proxy using money.
* Wrong Karl, this is not a either/or choice. The corporate-governments do not allow competition and will force their debt collection monetary policy onto the people. When home owners go off grid they are visited by SWAT teams and militarized police. In other words people are forced into serfs, forced to accept utility services and forced to pay taxes… Research this and see the evidence for yourself.
A real grassroot solution would be to have a DIY kit, or entrepreneurial residents engineer a community filtration-pipeline from the local water sources to neighbors, or raise funds to purchase the existing monopoly water system. Beware of when the municipalities come to shut it down. Expect tax boycotts by the People. ~Ron
To make this perfectly clear, extreme views on the left or the right end up meeting in the same back parking lot where they agree the people are the great unwashed and are too stupid to see they need to be manipulated and controlled. –Armstrongeconomics
Remember the public, the mass of people, are not the enemy.
Bickering with and attacking your neighbors, or the police & military is not the solution.
While the ruling elite and central planners control institutions and continue to implement policies to enslave the People on Earth.
See the False LEFT/RIGHT PARADIGM w/ David Cobb video.
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
Pork-barrel government spending or hidden black budget projects?