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  1. #1 Flint Gave Contract To Firm With Allegedly No Pipe Replacement Experience 
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    The company Flint, Michigan, hired to replace lead water pipes had no experience with the work, according to a councilwoman and a contractor, despite that the city has received more than $600 million in state and federal aid for its water crisis.

    And the city ignored a model showing where lead pipes are and paid to dig up every yard, the vast majority of which had copper pipes, according to meeting minutes.

    The city also prohibited contractors from using an efficient method of digging holes known as hydrovac excavation, Flint Councilwoman Eva Worthing told The Daily Caller News Foundation. That leveled the playing field for a contractor, WT Stevens, with no experience or the appropriate equipment — and let it bill far more to taxpayers, she says. All of these factors, she adds, needlessly led to more waiting for anyone who actually has lead pipes.

    Huge amounts of aid dollars — including $100 million from the Environmental Protection Agency — have flowed to the small city of 90,000 residents to address lead in its water supply, even though it doesn’t have a chief financial officer and, until recently, its finance chair was a gun felon
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    In other words business as usual
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    Michael Moore's hometown.


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    I wonder who's sisters brothers cousin this firm belonged to.


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    Are you evil right wingers accusing these people of corruption and insider deals? Doesn’t exist.
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    There seems to be a total lack of oversight over the money from the state and federal governments. Both entities should have known better than to trust Flint officials with the money.
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    Remember the old days before 'bidding-processes' ?

    Any corruption was basically the same. Instead of going to bed with a hooker, you were going to bed with a mistress.
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    But the business owners did sleep in a Holiday Inn Express.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    There seems to be a total lack of oversight over the money from the state and federal governments. Both entities should have known better than to trust Flint officials with the money.

    Any careful review by state and federal officials would have been called an over-reach, racially motivated, the state politicians wanting their own companies to do the work, or federsl interference on state and local governance.
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