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  1. Standard memberbill718
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    Seattle
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    23 Jan '16 22:16
    Why won't our candidates for President say or do anything about the situation in Flint, MI ? Most of the blame so far has fallen on the GOP candidates, but the Democrats are NO LESS GUILTY. If these people want to be in "public service" then why won't they serve? Our candidates are affluent people with the means, both financially and politically to do far more than they have done (which is next to nothing!) I am ashamed that our candidates care so little for those they claim to "serve"

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/21/opinion/republicans-ignore-a-poisoned-city.html?_r=0

    http://www.salon.com/2016/01/19/marco_rubio_leads_gop_candidates_in_shrugging_off_flint_water_crisis_thats_not_an_issue_that_right_now_weve_been_focused_on/
  2. Zugzwang
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    23 Jan '16 22:251 edit
    Originally posted by bill718
    Why won't our candidates for President say or do anything about the situation in Flint, MI ? Most of the blame so far has fallen on the GOP candidates, but the Democrats are NO LESS GUILTY. If these people want to be in "public service" then why won't they serve? Our candidates are affluent people with the means, both financially and politically to do far mo ...[text shortened]... ates_in_shrugging_off_flint_water_crisis_thats_not_an_issue_that_right_now_weve_been_focused_on/
    Politicians ignore (if they have) 'the situation in Flint, MI' because they believe that not enough voters care about it.
    There were protracted wars (killing millions of people) in Africa that were rarely mentioned
    by American politicians because they believed that few Americans cared about them.