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 idk
— 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.
— Former Mayor, Dr. Karen Williams Weaver (@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.