• Re: Binghamton water

    From Aaron Thomas@1:275/99 to Björn Felten on Friday, September 09, 2022 03:07:32
    A $1000 million funding to eliminate lead hazards, from paint to
    pipes, was in Biden's Build Back Better bill.

    But of course, the GOP unanimously voted against it. How could they vote for a Leftist program to USA better? No can do!

    I'm glad that they voted against it! It was a scam! A money-grab!

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  • From Björn Felten@2:203/2 to Aaron Thomas on Monday, September 12, 2022 17:17:55
    Aaron Thomas -> Bjrn Felten skrev 2022-09-09 05:07:
    But of course, the GOP unanimously voted against it. How could they
    vote for a Leftist program to USA better? No can do!

    I'm glad that they voted against it! It was a scam! A money-grab!

    Unlike the 1.9 trillion the GOP wasted on tax credits for the most wealthy persons and companies you mean? And you only want the government to pay for cleaning up the lead problem if it was granted by the GOP, but if it came from the "Lefties" it's a scam. How's that for really, really stupid?

    Yeah well, I can only pity all you stupid Trumpies that don't understand the difference between waste and investment.

    Every million given to the wealthy is spent on private jets, superyachts and extra mansions, while a million for the lower and middle classes is spent on rent and food, and sometimes on loan sharkes trying to get rid of their student loans.


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  • From Mike Powell@1:2320/105 to AARON THOMAS on Tuesday, September 06, 2022 17:52:00
    Are your lead pipes on your property, or are they part of the infrastructure that feeds water to your water district as a whole? If they are on your property, I can guarantee those were not covered and will only ever get replaced if you pay for them.

    It's my city's piping system that has lead pipes. The county health dept makes
    it clear that we need to run our water for 60 seconds before drinking it.

    OK, that is not good.

    If they are part of the infrastructure, then that statememt above would lead me to believe that they should have been replaced. Do you know if your water district applied for the funds?

    I don't know, but either way, it's a scam. There's no way to justify certain cities remaining with lead in their drinking water, after reading what they say on the whitehouse website.

    Every parent in Binghamton knows that we've got lead in our drinking water. If
    any of these parents know about the Bipartisan Infrastructure Act, then the truth about Democrats should be 100% crystal clear for them at this point.

    Indeed, I can see why you feel strongly about this. Are there any
    movements to get locals banded together to get answers from your water
    company?


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  • From Aaron Thomas@1:275/99 to Mike Powell on Wednesday, September 07, 2022 01:00:57
    Every parent in Binghamton knows that we've got lead in our drinking wat If
    any of these parents know about the Bipartisan Infrastructure Act, then truth about Democrats should be 100% crystal clear for them at this poin

    Indeed, I can see why you feel strongly about this. Are there any movements to get locals banded together to get answers from your water company?

    I never trusted the Democrats with the money in the first place, so it would
    be contradictory for me to argue about it with them now. But stay tuned, and maybe someday we'll discover where all this money ended up.

    Should I rile up the locals? Demand our pipes? No. But it would behoove Republicans to make information about this scam be widely known. But will they act on that opportunity to show everyone how full of it Democrats are? Not a chance!

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  • From Aaron Thomas@1:275/99 to Björn Felten on Monday, September 12, 2022 16:01:11
    I'm glad that they voted against it! It was a scam! A money-grab!

    Unlike the 1.9 trillion the GOP wasted on tax credits for the most wealthy persons and companies you mean? And you only want the government to pay for cleaning up the lead problem if it was granted by the GOP,
    but if it came from the "Lefties" it's a scam. How's that for really, really stupid?

    If tax credits for American businesses is a money-grab, then who's grabbing
    the money? Not Democrats, and not Republicans either; it's businesses who do business in the USA, not like those Biden kids who do business with the CCP.

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  • From Lee Lofaso@2:203/2 to Björn Felten on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 16:24:48
    Hello Bjrn,

    But of course, the GOP unanimously voted against it. How could they
    vote for a Leftist program to USA better? No can do!

    I'm glad that they voted against it! It was a scam! A money-grab!

    Revenues vs Spending -

    Total Revenues - $4.05 trillion USD
    Total Spending - $6.82 trillion USD

    National Debt of the USA - $30.89 trillion USD
    That is $92,749 per person in America (men, women & children)

    How did this happen?

    Tax cuts for the wealthy, without raising revenue (taxes) to pay
    for it, is the main reason. If not the only reason.

    "Don't tax me, don't tax you, tax that man behind the tree!"
    Huey P. Long's brother said that. And he meant every word he said.

    Unlike the 1.9 trillion the GOP wasted on tax credits for the most wealthy persons and companies you mean? And you only want the government to
    pay for cleaning up the lead problem if it was granted by the GOP, but if it came from the "Lefties" it's a scam. How's that for really, really stupid?

    Why should the wealthy pay for messes caused by others? The wealthy
    have already paid far more taxes than everybody else. Soaking the rich
    is not the answer to the problems that exist. Better for others to
    clean up their own mess, at their own expense.

    Yeah well, I can only pity all you stupid Trumpies that don't understand
    the difference between waste and investment.

    Massive tax cuts for the wealthy enables those with the gold to
    invest in business and industry, thus creating jobs and growing our
    ecomony. That is what David Stockman told Ronald Reagan. And both
    Maggie Thatcher and Donald Trump have heeded that advice ever since.

    Every million given to the wealthy is spent on private jets, superyachts
    and extra mansions, while a million for the lower and middle classes is spent on rent and food, and sometimes on loan sharkes trying to get rid of their student loans.

    Isn't that great? Oil tycoom Pat Taylor got the Louisiana state
    legislature to create what is known as the TOPS program, which paid
    the tuition for college students. Originally funded for 15,000
    students, the Louisiana state legislature expanded it to include
    all students who graduated from high school with at least a 2.5
    average. And now the MAGA Republicans in the Louisiana state
    legislature cannot get rid of it.

    Even with free student loans students in Louisiana still needed
    to take out loans in order to continue their college education.
    Which is why Biden's student loan forgiveness program has been
    welcomed by so many students and former students, not only in
    Louisiana but also everywhere else.

    Here is a text of President Biden's speech he gave in Pennsylvania -

    For those who have missed President Biden's speech, here is a
    transcript, unedited, in its entirety -

    https://tinyurl.com/yw7yeyvd


    The speech was well-crafted, and the President pulled no punches.
    His blows were so fierce, the MAGA crowd made several online death
    threats (according to Yahoo News).

    Now what on earth could possibly have upset them so much? Could
    it have been something the POTUS said in his address?

    "Too much of what's happening in our country today is not normal.
    Donald Trump and he MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that
    threatens the very foundations of our republic."
    ~ President Joe Biden, 9/1/2022


    For Life,
    Lee

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  • From Ron L.@1:120/616 to Aaron Thomas on Thursday, September 08, 2022 08:22:09
    Aaron Thomas wrote to Mike Powell <=-

    I never trusted the Democrats with the money in the first place, so it would be contradictory for me to argue about it with them now. But stay tuned, and maybe someday we'll discover where all this money ended up.

    And if we do discover that, you can be sure that most of the money never ended up going where the Democrats said it would.

    Should I rile up the locals? Demand our pipes? No. But it would behoove Republicans to make information about this scam be widely known. But
    will they act on that opportunity to show everyone how full of it Democrats are? Not a chance!

    You got that right. Because some Republicans benefitted too and they don't want that to be known.


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  • From Mike Powell@1:2320/105 to AARON THOMAS on Thursday, September 08, 2022 15:58:00
    Indeed, I can see why you feel strongly about this. Are there any movements to get locals banded together to get answers from your water company?

    I never trusted the Democrats with the money in the first place, so it would be contradictory for me to argue about it with them now. But stay tuned, and maybe someday we'll discover where all this money ended up.

    It would be interesting to know.

    Should I rile up the locals? Demand our pipes? No. But it would behoove Republicans to make information about this scam be widely known. But will they
    act on that opportunity to show everyone how full of it Democrats are? Not a chance!

    They may be waiting for some of their constituents to complain about what
    is going on in their district, re: lead pipes with known issues that are
    not being replaced.


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  • From Björn Felten@2:203/2 to Mike Powell on Friday, September 09, 2022 00:31:11
    re: lead pipes with known issues that are
    not being replaced.

    A $1000 million funding to eliminate lead hazards, from paint to pipes, was in Biden's Build Back Better bill.

    But of course, the GOP unanimously voted against it. How could they vote for a Leftist program to USA better? No can do!

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