Flint residents not happy with Snyder's apology

Posted at 12:18 PM, Jan 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-21 12:18:59-05

More free water, testing kits, and filters. All part of Governor Snyder's plan and promise to the people in Flint.

Milrissa Daniels started watching the State of the State and turned off the TV moments later.

"First thing he was just apologizing," said Daniels. "You can't apologize for children being sick and elderly being sick and children having skin issues that they didn't have before."

Apologies many people in Flint say they're sick and tired of hearing.

"An apology is the first part of the beginning of trying to make it better, but we still got a long way to go with this," said Wayne Mitchell.

Looking for more action and more funding from the state.

"I don't trust him to get it done," said Daniels. "No I think his words are just words, and I believe in action not just words."

In the State of the State the governor also talked about increasing the number of national guard soldiers from 70 people to about 200 so more help can come to the city of Flint.

"A lot of people are coming in and requesting 2 or 3 cases for other families in their vehicles and stuff," said Jesse Shemwell with the National Guard. "We gotta make sure everyone's getting fresh water out here."

But people in Flint say all these resources are simply a short term solution to a long term problem.

"Means nothing right now cause we're still doing the same thing from day to day so I hope it gets better," said Mitchell.

And he hopes it gets better soon.

"Please fix our problem because Flint Lives matter," said Daniels.