For our cranky late night denizens of the discourse we offer a perspective that mainstream local news is too scared to mention. Not everybody is onboard with floating Kansas City water customers until next year.
To wit and only on TKC . . .
MANY KANSAS CITY WATER CUSTOMERS DECRY THE SHUTOFF EXTENSION WHILST PAYING HIGH PRICES FOR THE SERVICE!!!
Translation: There's no such thing as "free" water. Somebody ALWAYS has to pay and we notice a great deal of anger from customers who feel like they're being forced to pick up the tab.
Look at social media proclamations of "victory" and then scroll down to see resistance . . .
Water worldview . . .
"Why should water debt be cancelled? Retired, fixed Income and I pay my bills. Have had to budget my entire life. Stop asking for handouts...my damn taxes are already too high. I understand needing some help but stop expecting a free ride in life."
Not-so-fun-fact . . .
"Didn’t know it was a NON-PROFIT. Why are the water bills so high???"
Picking up the check . . .
"I don't want to be cruel, I know there are a lot of people suffering from the @kcmo coronavirus restrictions. But by delaying shutoffs you're only passing the bill on to the rest of us who are pay every month. Why are we being forced to sustain people who don't pay their bills?"
Nevertheless, this story was mostly celebrated today and here's a roundup of the shutoff switcheroo.
"KC Water planned to resume shutoffs next month, but city leaders took action Thursday to prevent that from happening. "The Kansas City Council passed an ordinance to prevent water shutoffs until early next year. "People struggling to pay their KC Water bills amid the pandemic now won’t have to worry about the utility company turning off their water through Jan. 16, 2021."
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