The Democrats are trying hard to appeal to the citizens of Flint, Michigan, where sixty years of Democratic control has led to a massive humanitarian disaster. After failing to replace rusting water pipes and crumbling infrastructure – and a decades-old decision to rely on the polluted Flint River as a backup water supply – both parties in Michigan government colluded to make the best decisions government can make. And ended up poisoning a number of people.
Fortunately for Democratic Presidential candidates, the Flint water crisis came at exactly the right time, and they’ve spent the last 48 hours or so raising their pandering to a fever pitch, hoping against hope that their message of intersectionality will resonate with a population that might not yet realize that the answer to failing government is not more government. But until then, Hillary Clinton, who is desperate to win the hearts and minds of minorities, will do whatever it takes to prove her love for a city she’d never heard of before Tuesday, including, conveniently, dispatching her daughter to lead a “jobs initiative” for the children of Flint, Michigan residents.
Flint Mayor Karen Weaver and former first daughter Chelsea Clinton announced a new program Sunday — the Flint WaterWorks initiative — which will provide the city’s youth with jobs to directly help families affected by the water crisis.
Through the program, young adults will be given jobs distributing clean water, healthy food and nutrition information and services to families. They also will help make “Flint’s water infrastructure safe,” Weaver said, by aiding her Fast Start initiative to remove all lead and lead-tainted service lines in the city.
According to Weaver, the Flint WaterWorks initiative was developed in partnership with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, whose team helped the mayor establish the public-private partnership program.
The initiative is being started with a $500,000 contribution from J.B. and M.K. Pritzker to the Community Foundation of Greater Flint.
Now, nothing is more terrifying than the words “public-private partnership,” but the Clinton family, including Chelsea herself, have reassured Flint that the effort is “not political” and would totally have been done even if her mother weren’t running for President and just a few points behind Bernie Sanders in the all-important Michigan primary.
The Flint government is now undertaking the “Fast Start” initiative, which will replace the pipes they knew before now were corroded, so that they can switch back to local water sources, which are cheaper and more efficient for the city of Flint. The Clinton initiative will help with that, somewhat, but will also work on Flint’s youth unemployment problem, which didn’t begin with the Flint water crisis, though it seems like the Clinton family sort of thinks it did. Flint has been an economic cesspool for years, for many of the same reasons Detroit has been, most notably, because it was run into the ground by Democrats.
Fortunately, of course, it will now be safe, thanks to Hillary Clinton.