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Old 07-02-2014, 11:29 AM
 
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NY residents don't have water bills? Must be nice.
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Old 07-02-2014, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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No water bill in NY???




I always wanted to quote myself:


Now that I think about it, water is the one "benefit" (so far) that NY taxpayers don't shell out for.

If people are truly needy, that's one thing. If they're scofflaws who seem to be able to afford to acquire everything else while not paying their bills, that's something else.




"No water bill in NY?" It doesn't say that, but that water is the one [welfare] "benefit" for which NY taxpayers do not foot the bill.

As Martha Stewart might say, reading comprehension is a good thing.

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Old 07-02-2014, 11:54 AM
 
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I always wanted to quote myself:


Now that I think about it, water is the one "benefit" (so far) that NY taxpayers don't shell out for.

If people are truly needy, that's one thing. If they're scofflaws who seem to be able to afford to acquire everything else while not paying their bills, that's something else.




"No water bill in NY?" It doesn't say that, but that water is the one [welfare] "benefit" for which NY taxpayers do not foot the bill.

As Martha Stewart might say, reading comprehension is a good thing.

I am lost.

Who pays for the running water in homes in NY???
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Old 07-02-2014, 12:11 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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People in NY (on Major Public water systems) Get a Water Bill.

There is no NY State Taxpayer Funded Water Bill Payment benefit.


(There may be small public water system, that do not do "water" bills, The "Cost" is in there property Tax rates for that town, A fixed rate cost per year per property )
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Old 07-02-2014, 12:30 PM
 
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We have had a lot of lighting hits or, power surges that killed water pumps in wells.....we have changed 11 since Sunday.

The people with money paid us......some wanted me to bill their house insurance.

But, we all got calls from people without money to fix their system and no house insurance.

These people do not have a small water bill to pay....they are looking at $1000 or, more.

Two told me they would call their case workers.....they are going to be disappointed.
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Old 07-02-2014, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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Plumbing has been a standard of civilization for thousands of years, the ancients never "cut" your water off, it was free. Albeit, water bills generally can be kept to a very low cost if rationed correctly.
Our city does not get free water. I don't know any city that gets free water. The cities pay for it and then sell it to us.
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Old 07-02-2014, 02:17 PM
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Many of the residents of Detroit believe the world owes them. They believe that corporate America is the reason for their poverty and that it's all Ronald Reagan's fault, who presumably is still running the country. Not to mention that because their ancestors were slaves, they can't overcome White Man's oppression because it is part of their DNA. Sounds ridiculous? I've had to argue against this foolishness repeatedly on the Detroit forums.
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Old 07-02-2014, 02:51 PM
 
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Many of the residents of Detroit believe the world owes them. They believe that corporate America is the reason for their poverty and that it's all Ronald Reagan's fault, who presumably is still running the country. Not to mention that because their ancestors were slaves, they can't overcome White Man's oppression because it is part of their DNA. Sounds ridiculous? I've had to argue against this foolishness repeatedly on the Detroit forums.
Someone on CD was posting how no one had every taught then how to haul water.

I was just speechless.

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Old 07-02-2014, 03:21 PM
 
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I imagine some American hating socialists care what the UN thinks about how things are done in this country, but most people rightly dismiss them as a bunch of corrupt, incompetent, would be dictators.
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Old 07-02-2014, 04:27 PM
 
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I'm feeling ignorant right now because I don't know when, where or who declared free drinking water a Human Rights issue. Can someone refer me, please?
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