Detroit City Councilwoman to Obama: You won our vote, now show us the money
Via MyFox Detroit:
DETROIT (WJBK) — The city of Detroit faces a major financial crisis and one member of city council thinks President Barack Obama should step in and help.
City Council member JoAnn Watson said Tuesday the citizens support of Obama in last month’s election was enough reason for the president to bailout the struggling the city.
“Our people in an overwhelming way supported the re-election of this president and there ought to be a quid pro quo and you ought to exercise leadership on that,” said Watson. “Of course, not just that, but why not?”
Nearly 75 percent of Wayne County voters pulled the lever for Obama in November.
“After the election of Jimmy Carter, the honorable Coleman Alexander Young, he went to Washington, D.C. and came home with some bacon,” said Watson. “That’s what you do.”
Young served as Detroit’s mayor for 20 years and served as vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 1977 to 1981.
Make sure to watch video of Watson’s remarks at that same link.
People should be outraged by this, but most won’t be. Because this is the era we live in now – where $$ and goodies and promised, especially by Democrats, in exchange for votes. In the case of Detroit, it’s especially notable, considering how Democrats touted over and over again how federal tax dollars going towards the auto industry supposedly helped “save” Detroit. Contrary to that, however, some reports suggest the city could go bankrupt by the end of the year. The reality of the matter is that Detroit was NOT “saved” by the feds – not by a long shot, which is, in part, why this city council member has her hand held out demanding “bacon” for the city in exchange for their overwhelming support for our celebrity President.
Obama, the “savior” of Detroit, didn’t really save anything – but the myth that he did sounds so much better than the cold hard reality. So, sure, let’s pony up even more taxpayer dollars to try and “bailout” this failing US city. Again. That’ll fix it. Just like it did before (not).
You really cannot make this stuff up.