In our latest bill from the City of Wichita for our water usage is this flyer: H2O-flyer-PDF
Here is the City of Wichita video presenting the deep compassion of this new program:
At 1:28 in this video the presenter says:
It is so important to me, especially after the last water bill raise.
In the opening portion of the video she says:
Over the last few years I have called to complain about the outrageous increases. With each increase was another excuse.
The last time that I called can you guess the answer that I was given?
I was told that the City is punishing us for using water.
This is UN Agenda 21 being implemented without actually acknowledging it.
Yes, this has been an ongoing problem. With one of the rate hikes we were told that it was because we had not used enough water.
Yes, the City claimed that it could not meet the Water Department’s budget because people had conserved too efficiently. So the City raised the rates to steal more money from us. If less water is used, so also less cost is demanded of the corporation called “The City of Wichita.” But they are seeking to make money, not merely to meet budgets.
Now they are spending money on a program and its propaganda, to urge citizens to give compassionately for the poor people whom the City Council has broken financially.
Surely we should be deeply moved by the compassionate approval of this program.
What fools we are. We have allowed them to raise our rates endlessly, with truly asinine excuses that change with the wind.
What has happened to all of the increased revenue? Where has it gone? Why do the City Council members not simply use these excess funds to help those whom they have broken?
Why do the people of Wichita continue to allow such frauds to hold office and to abuse the populace?
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Perhaps the more pertinent question is “Why do I continue to imagine that attempting to call people to be aware with the hope of action on their part is a worthwhile venture?”
Twice we voted down the building of an undersized arena in the downtown area. Twice they put it on the ballot and we said “NO!” Then they told us that they were building it anyway and that they would make us pay for it, putting on the ballot two choices as to how we would allow them to steal our money. Our sales tax rate was increased as a result.
They continue such abuses and they continue in office.
They raise our water usage rates because we don’t use enough water. They raise our rates because we use too much water. They raise our rates because the rates are too low. They raise our rates without justification several times. They raise our rates to help pay to pump river water into the aquifer. They raise our rates because they want to raise our rates.
Now they want us to raise our rates voluntarily!
The truly disheartening reality is that people will do it.
Even more disheartening is the realization that people will believe that this money will be used to help others.
How soon after this will the next non-voluntary water rate increase be implemented?
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