Why? Because of this insane plan by the ruling Republican party in Michigan to take away the people’s voice to save money.
Michael Moore explains this further in the video below, but their plan was to void the people’s vote by installing appointed officials to run the city, instead of those who were elected. One of these Snyder appointed officials thought that the people of Flint Michigan would be better served if they drank water from the Flint River instead of getting their water supplied from Michigan.
Almost immediately, doctors in Flint and other researchers told the Snyder administration that high levels of lead were found and the children of Flint, but their concerns fell on deaf ears as Snyder stuck with his appointed official to save money.
To hell with the kids.