Obama: Flint Shows You Can’t “Shortchange” On Basic Gov’t Services By Michael McIntee | January 20, 2016 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on DC Subscribe to DC Follow this author White House During an appearance in Detroit, President Obama talked about the water contamination in Flint, Michigan, saying his administration would do everything it can to help local and state authorities to resolve the situation. The president said the contamination “is a reminder that you cannot shortchange basic services that we provide to our people.” Videos Video above: President Obama’s comments about Flint, Michigan. Video below: President Obama’s entire speech in Detroit. Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.