Was Governor Rick Snyder's response to Elon Musk's promise to help Flint surprisingly passive aggressive?

The residents of Flint, MI have not had clean drinking water since April of 2014.  Elon Musk is stepping in to help.

Wednesday afternoon Elon Musk got twitter buzzing by tweeting, "Please consider this a commitment that I will fund fixing the water in any house in Flint that has water contamination above FDA levels. No kidding."

Many of us have been wondering when someone would step up and help a city that's been devastated by a water crisis that was caused by their local government.

Elon and the mayor of Flint have been chatting on twitter following his recent promise to help.  They are expected to have an in depth conversation on the phone today on the Flint water crisis and how to help.

Mlive published responses from local and state leaders including Gov. Rick Snyder's office,

Ari Adler, director of communications for Gov. Rick Snyder, issued the following statement in response to Musks's offer:

"We continue to work with state, federal, and local officials to ensure that the water quality that has been restored in Flint to levels that are better than many places across the nation will continue to remain at a high quality.

"Mr. Musk's generous offer to help the people of Flint is appreciated, he just needs to make sure he has the facts straight so that he is providing what the residents truly need to help move Flint forward. Making uninformed statements that help spread inaccuracies is detrimental to Flint's economic development and the overall health and well-being of the city's residents."

Am I alone in feeling rubbed the wrong way by the state's response of "he just needs to make sure he has the facts straight?"  If the Governor's office is so concerned about the health and well being of Flint's residents shouldn't they be doing more to help?  Someone finally steps up to generously do the right thing and our state administration gives him a passive aggressive response.

Elon Musk...THANK YOU!  Let's get the very basics fixed for these residents: clean drinking water.

 


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