I make no secret how much I love the writing of Virally Suppressed. His latest
post is something of beauty. It talks about how the cancer called greed is trying
to destroy Detroit.
I once had a great agreement with a clerk at my local water company, She allowed
me to make small payments towards my water bill as long as I made a payment
every month. One morning I was in the water district office and met a very angry boss.
The boss demanded for me to tell her WHO in her district was allowing me to make partial payments, I refused to say and my water was shut off until I made an $800
payment to catch up.
I also had my power shut off the same week. I was in a bad spot, going to food banks,
taking showers at friends house. We put black large garbage bags on the toilet seat.
Many a night I was looking for a place to bury the ingredients of the bag. I have
been poor and hungry.
The feeling I had when I opened the mail-box and a VA check was waiting with
several years of back pay was beyond joy.
I care about what's happening in Detroit because I AM them. I feel as the poor because
I WAS poor. I have been hungry. I have begged in pharmacy's for medicine for
my diabetic son.
As progressive folks, we need to re-read the story of Virally suppressed and act on it
I am in favor of adding water to the house when the house is sold. I am in favor
of raising a sales tax for water for the poor.
In my state, there are programs to help very poor pay their bill. The problem is
most work and make too much.
I am taking the story that I have linked and am sending it to my legislator in my district
here to make things better.
Congress needs to fund needs like water for cities like Detroit. We must change as a
nation and not let the poor not have water. I am sending the story I have read to
as many major newspapers, and MSNBC.
People are suffering in Detroit. The rich don't care. We are the good guys here and
need to be very loud.
No one should be outside in the rain burying shit.
you have an
to make a
in this world.
and you don't,
then you are
time on Earth.