Time and time again, leftists try to beat it into the heads of the masses that rich people and mega corporations are the source of all evil, the cause of what ails humanity, all while tweeting from their Apple iPhones.
Those of us who have a drop of common sense and can clearly see the basic universal facts of economics with clear vision recognize that capitalism is the only real solution to poverty and that the majority of our problems cannot be solved by the government, but by the free market.
A great example of this comes in the form of a recent pledge made by billionaire inventor and entrepreneur Elon Musk. Musk has promised to provide funding to fix the water of any home in Flint, Michigan that has levels that do not meet FDA requirements.
The free market at work, folks.
Hey @elonmusk I heard a bunch of people saying there's NO WAY you could help get clean water to Flint, Michigan. Said you wouldn't be capable idktake our poll - story continues below
— Baby D (@Dbabyshea) July 11, 2018
Please consider this a commitment that I will fund fixing the water in any house in Flint that has water contamination above FDA levels. No kidding.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 11, 2018
Mr. Musk, I am the Mayor of Flint. I would like to have a conversation with you about Flint’s specific needs.
— Karen About Flint (@karenaboutflint) July 11, 2018
Sure, will call tomorrow
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 12, 2018
It seems there’s already a plan in place to repair this issue, so Flint is gladly going to take Musk up on his offer.
The deal requires Michigan to give Flint $87 million in state and federal funds so the city can replace lead and other problem water pipes that connect homes to the city’s main water line. Some of that — $20 million — comes from a $100 million Environmental Protection Agency grant awarded to upgrade Flint’s water system last week; $20 million more comes from a state match.The state government must come up with an additional $47 million, the settlement says. Also, it must set aside a further $10 million in federal funds for potential cost overruns.
The city says it estimates pipes leading to 20,000 households need to be replaced, and it wants to complete this by the end of 2019. Pipes leading to nearly 800 homes have been replaced so far.
The deal says pipes leading to at least 6,000 households will be replaced by the end of 2017, with a further 6,000 done by the end of 2018.
Musk is using his fortune to improve the quality of life and health for other individuals, sharing his blessings with those who have not been fortunate to have the same level of success. This is what being wealthy is really all about.
The problem, of course, isn’t money. The problem is that some people make an idol out of riches and seek to horde them for themselves. Yes, contrary to what many conservatives may want to believe, these people do exist. However, they aren’t the vast majority of the top one percent in our country. Not by a long shot.
Most are like Musk, desiring to use the resources they have been given to improve the world around them and leave it a better place than it was when they arrived. That should be the goal of all Americans.
It must surely burn up Democrats to see a private corporation do what their big government ideals failed to accomplish.
Harrowing Tale of Week-Long Bear Attack is a Hoax, Say Investigators
Well this is embarrassing.
It was only a few days ago that the world became familiar with a truly stupendous tale out of America’s last frontier. A man, stranded at a remote cabin in the Alaskan bush, was being haunted and hunted every night by a vicious bear, after being mauled ever so slightly on his first day on site. His rescuers arrived after a week of these nightly attacks, and only after the stranded man was able to create a plea for help large enough to be seen by the air. The only issue with the story is that the whole thing appears to be made up, at least according to local researchers. While the story went viral worldwide and more details came to light about the incident, some community members began to express concerns and doubt about the veracity of the tale. The cabin [Richard] Jessee took refuge in, as it turns out, was not his. It belonged to a fellow miner, though Jessee’s cabin sat only a few yards away. “We went out there to the cabin, but we couldn’t find a bear track within 500 feet of the place, but it should have been all torn up, according to his story,” said one anonymous source known to the Nugget. “There’s no hair, no tracks, no scat, nothing.” And also… The Coast Guard crew delivered him to an ambulance in Nome, which took him to Norton Sound Health Regional hospital. “We were told to get a man who had been mauled by a bear,” said Jim West Jr., the Nome Volunteer Fire and Ambulance chief. “He walked off the helicopter and walked into the ambulance. He had no animal bites and wasn’t bleeding.” Local police do admit that the area is known for its bear population, however, and the traumatized Jessee is…
USPS Delivers Defiant Message to White House Regarding Vaccine Mandate
This is a slap in the face to the Biden administration.
According to the Biden administration, trouble is coming, and it will arrive in the form of another prolonged economic downturn and possible lockdowns, if we don’t somehow get this “delta” variant of COVID-19 under control. The issue, according to many medical experts, is that this mutated version of the primary coronavirus pandemic strain, is spreading too rapidly among the unvaccinated, and without a significant number of Americans suddenly deciding to get inoculated in the near future, we may not reach “herd immunity” for months. Now, in an effort to speed up the stagnating vaccination rate, President Joe Biden is set to announce that all federal workers should be vaccinated, or face a grueling COVID testing protocol that was intentionally designed to be uncomfortable. The United States Postal Service isn’t taking the news lying down, however. The influential American Postal Workers Union on Wednesday said, at this point, it opposes a coronavirus vaccine mandate from the Biden administration but encouraged workers to voluntarily take the jabs. “While the APWU leadership continues to encourage postal workers to voluntarily get vaccinated, it is not the role of the federal government to mandate vaccinations for the employees we represent,” the union said in a statement obtained by Fox News. The union did not immediately respond to an after-hours email from Fox News. The union said in the statement that the safety of its workers is “of paramount importance” but “at this time the APWU opposes the mandating of COVID-19 vaccinations.” The Biden administration’s mandate will not be 100% iron clad according to sources familiar with the matter, but, rather, would be an incredibly strong suggestion with some terribly annoying hoops to jump through to abstain.
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