Thursday, March 17, 2016

PA Representative Matt Cartwright draws, quarters and fillets Michigan Governor Snyder on politicians putting $ before the welfare of citizens

This morning, in a hearing on the Flint Michigan water crisis, Matt Cartwright flung a series of knives at Governor Snyder and those in the Flint Michigan government.  It is noted that the media reports that about $100 a day was all it would have cost to treat the water system to prevent the damage done that releases lead.  Governor Snyder until recently had pledged very little in funding to repair the damage.

The culmination of Mr.Cartwright's address went like this:
"People who put dollars ahead of the fundamental safety of the people do not belong in government, and you should resign."
It was hard not to draw a parallel to the situation playing out in Eldred Township.  A few residents have publicly called for Supervisor Sharon Solt to resign in light of her role in the passage of the 2014 water extraction amendment.  However, she is apparently resolute in clinging to her position of authority, and occasionally lashing out with an acid tongue, as this recent public appearance reflects.

It is without question that former Supervisor Gretchen Gannon Pettit, who was the significant other of the landowner who signed a lease with Nestle within one month of the passage of the amendment, had a conflict of interest when the amendment was voted on at the May 1, 2014 CJER hearing.

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