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Jan 26

After government poisoned Flint, private companies donate clean water. Government trusters complain that this “sends the wrong message.”

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Government officials purportedly “in charge” of Flint, Michigan ran the City into the ground after decades of corruption. Then the government secretly exposed the people of Flint to polluted, lead-contaminated drinking water.

Yet those who trust and worship intrusive, expansive government are now complaining that Wal-Mart, Pepsi, Nestle, and Coca-Cola are offering to provide free water to the residents of Flint, Michigan for the rest of the year! See here.

If these for-profit private corporations are allowed to donate water to Flint’s residents, according to a writer for The Atlantic, the residents “may find that the private sector has supplanted many of government’s functions” (!)

As Reason Magazine’s Robbie Sloave writes:

Is government-managed delivery of public goods really an absolute moral necessity, even if the government is bad at delivering said public goods?