Newark Residents Have No Drinkable Water
In Newark, NJ, citizens are still relying on bottled water as temperatures continue to rise. Last week, the EPA informed the city about faulty filters and service lines. Some water pipes are inoperable and others that do function carry dangerous levels of lead.
Residents of Newark, New Jersey are dealing with a lead water crisis and calling on the mayor to resign. pic.twitter.com/QH0iZFLplw
— HuffPost BlackVoices (@blackvoices) August 15, 2019
This situation is nothing new. For the past three years, Newark has been dealing with high levels of lead in their drinking water. City residents were given special filters so they could drink their tap water. Sadly, those filters are no longer working, forcing many people (including the disabled and elderly) to wait in line for free bottled water.
The city is currently trying a new corrosion control treatment that they hope will prevent lead from leaching into the water from the pipes.
Elizabeth Warren’s Gun Control Plan = Crazy
Presidential candidate, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) SAYS that she doesn’t want to take anyone’s guns away, but, coming from a Democrat, that’s obviously a lie. Instead, she plans on using taxes to make guns unaffordable for most Americans.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren proposed an extreme gun control plan that would hike taxes on guns to 30% and 50% on ammunition and ban commonly-owned rifles among several more sweeping gun-control laws. ➡️ https://t.co/Gv5KLnzAXA pic.twitter.com/grqaH7rUmn
— NRA (@NRA) August 21, 2019
Currently, handguns are taxed at 10%, while other guns and ammunition are taxed at 11%. If Warren has her way, all guns will have a 30% tax and the tax on ammunition will go up to a whopping 50%.
Outrageous taxes like these are prohibitively expensive for the average citizen, and having the government in our pockets won’t prevent criminals from buying firearms. Responsible gun ownership is the answer, not more draconian taxes.
Student Loan Debt Eliminated for Disabled Vets
This week, President Trump signed a memorandum instructing the Department of Education to eliminate the federal student loan debt owed by more than 25,000 permanently disabled veterans.
It was my honor to sign a Presidential Memorandum facilitating the cancellation of student loan debt for 25K of our most severely disabled Veterans. With today’s order, we express the everlasting love & loyalty of a truly grateful Nation. God bless our Vets, & God Bless America! pic.twitter.com/MMMsX3RDQM
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 22, 2019
Trump made this announcement while speaking at the AMVETS 75th annual convention in Kentucky.
Veterans … who have made such enormous sacrifices for our country should not be asked to pay any more
– President Donald Trump
Once again the president is showing that he’s a man of his word, and is one of the few politicians who truly care about our armed forces and veterans.
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