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Old 06-27-2014, 12:12 AM
 
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Detroit water cutoffs for unpaid bills a human rights issue, U.N. says*-*Los Angeles Times

Why don't people just pay their damn bills?
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Old 06-27-2014, 02:23 AM
 
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Maybe they can't afford to?
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Old 06-27-2014, 04:37 AM
 
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They can't afford their necessities and pay for premium tv channels and iphones.
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Old 06-27-2014, 06:57 AM
 
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They can't afford their necessities and pay for premium tv channels and iphones.
My SO works for a local shelter. There are several people every day that come in wearing brand-new clothes and holding iPhones that ask to pay their bills with EBT cards.
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Old 06-27-2014, 07:57 AM
 
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Not having running water in a home is not an emergency........it is just not handy.
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Old 06-27-2014, 08:30 AM
 
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How much do we pay to the UN? I'm all in favor of taking that amount and paying water bills with it instead of sending it to the UN.
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Old 06-27-2014, 08:39 AM
 
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No kidding, I can't believe this has escalated up to the UN....
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Old 06-27-2014, 08:55 AM
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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.
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Old 06-27-2014, 10:00 AM
 
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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.
Being a homeowner has resposibility attached with it other than just making a payment (if any) and paying taxes on it. Utilities are not entitled.
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Old 06-27-2014, 10:01 AM
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Being a homeowner has resposibility attached with it other than just making a payment (if any) and paying taxes on it. Utilities are not entitled.
For the normal average Joe yes you are correct.
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