Skip to comments.Detroit councilwoman to Obama: We voted for you, now bail us out
Posted on 12/05/2012 5:26:13 AM PST by Hojczyk
By FOX 2 News Staff
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. (Click the video player to listen)
"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.
The White House has expressed no plans to bailout the cash-crunched city that some experts say could run out of money by the end of the year.
The federal government has bailed out cities in the past, however. In 1975, President Gerald Ford extended more than $2 billion in credit to New York City to help it avoid a financial collapse.
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Except those nasty ol’ Wepubwicans still have the checkbook.
Obama has a template.
1) Stiff all the bond holders and creditors.
2) Have Bernacke print a few billion Obama bucks to give Detroit.
2) Transfer ownership of Detroit to the UAW.
In other words, “we shouldn’t be held accountable for our mis-behaviour! We are little children throwing a fit!”
Freeloaders gonna freeload...
Just like he wants every American industry to follow the pattern he laid out for GM.
Obama is busy planning his 4 million dollar vacation and hitting the links.
Sorry fellas- elections have consequences.
And every one of them can go f*ck themselves sideways for all I care.
Obama didn’t need Michigan. Sorry.
I would tell this POS Demonic councilcretin to “Go to Hell”, but it already lives in Detroit and Hell would likely be an improvement.
When later historians want to know what destroyed our republic, that quote right there, carefully analyzed, will give them the answer.
All around this nation there exist great examples of well run cities and communities. It isn’t as though we’re lacking in well run communities. All the leaders in Detroit have to do is go and look at how it is done. Maybe ask for some coaching or guidance, which I suspect will be extended.
Sounds like they just want money. I guess it must be too hard to exhibit leadership and do the right thing.
[...there ought to be a quid pro quo...]
There is no such thing under a Marxist regime...learn to love it.
the detoilet city clowncil is a talking joke..
every one of them
ooohh.. someone learned a big word! unfortunately it means doing something ILLEGAL but she is too stupid to understand that
Yes, the total destruction of Contract Law, and without Contract Law we are essentially Poland in the 1960's or 70's. Would you do business w/ the a Soviet State back then? You didn't know if you'd get screwed in the deal!
But I digress....
Beck warned us this would happen, but he saw it at the State level, not a City, aka Kalipornia.
The dysfunctionality that is Detwaa is a culmination of the destruction of the family via the Great Society, Uncontrolled Unionism, and as a former Restaurateur said, it is not that Detwaa doesn't know black from white, they don't understand the color of "green" i.e. fostering an environment to do business.
One of the Detwaa newspapers had a list of the major employers and total numbers employed, it was frightening. The largest free market employer? Chrysler, everything else was paltry, with the various Civic Employee(s) and their Unions making up the majority and the total number added up to maybe 1/2 the city not working which means the are on assistance one may guess.
The funny thing is the same thing that destroyed GM aka Union contracts w/ retiree health care benefits that were unsustainable are they same thing that is the barrier for a deal to make the city survive. One of their Union Dupes the other day said they were promised it, and they are "entitled" to it...
So the Entitlement Class roles on. The tangent issue that may get envolved is Michigan Right to Work legislation that is as the Gov. has said is a go for now.
A double Smack down would be for this to pass and Snyder to say no to Detwaa. That would be delicious for those that believe in free-markets and limited government. The question then is how will Obama step in w/ out Congresses Approval, He can't....
It is not a question of black or white, they don't understand the color green...
Where’s our free stuff. You promised.
Detroit may find that they now face the same problem from the white house that they themselves have created Detroit.
They want Obama to give them money which will immediately disappear with nothing to show for it but Obama does exactly the same thing.
Every time the state has tried to step in and help the city its been met with screeching about a takeover and a demand for cash instead. The state would like to step in and take control of Belle Isle so they can maintain it and run Grand Prix races there but Detroit says no unless they maintain control.
LMAO!...What idiots!...I voted for you so you better gimme that govmt money now!!!
I am not trying to be a smarty-pants at the situation as much as I am teasing you, but the city is so broken in so many ways. My last trip their it really hit me, it is painful to see. It is going to take a higher power to fix it, not someone at 1600 Penn masquerading as one...
Its an addiction. If you offer to buy a cheeseburger for a starving drug addict, they don’t want it but will happily take the money to “buy a cheeseburger” for themselves. Next time you see him, he’ll be even hungrier.
'Our people'? Who is 'our people'?
Isn't that racist? I know if I addressed her concerns and used the phrase, 'you people', I'd be branded a racist.
So who is 'our people' you ignorant racist hag?
Detroit city council member JoAnn Watson’s property taxes: $68
Detroit City Council member who paid $68 in property taxes this year because city records indicate her home doesn’t exist, said she thought damage caused by a tornado was the reason her bill was so low.
Dear City Council member JoAnn Watson,
I won. Therefore I don’t need you any more.
Pulled the ole’ Ross Perot on her now didn’t-ya.. Do you remember that?
JoAnn Watson - the epitome of a political whore.
Detroit was in much better shape after the ‘67 riots. Fast forward through 45 years of socialism/nepotism/criminality to bankruptcy. At this point why not make Detroit America’s first “scum village”?....
WRONG!!... it's simply a "this for that" deal, not necessarly illegal, although it certainly could be
Not paying taxes is pretty common among politicians from Detroit. This time its John Conyers.
Isn’t this the same fine citizen previously filmed praising “Obama money!” four years ago, and several years later praising her “Obama phone,” or they all just sound and look alike?
As predicted. If Barry got re-elected the bailout requests were going to start flying fast and furious.
He’s got no reason to give them money now.
Detroit Councilwomans Actual Rant: We Voted for You, Obama, Now Give Us Some of That Govt Bacon
Posted on December 5, 2012 at 9:30am by Becket Adams Becket Adams
Speaking before the Detroit City Council on Tuesday, Councilwoman JoAnn Watson said President Barack Obama owes the ailing city a government bailout because its residents supported him in the 2012 presidential election.
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, according to FOX 2 Detroit. Of course, not just that, but why not?
After the election of Jimmy Carter, the honorable Coleman Alexander Young [Detroits former mayor of 20 years and former vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee], he went to Washington, D.C. and came home with some bacon, she added. Thats what you do.
As of this writing, the White House has announced no plans to bailout the crumbling Motor City.
LET UAW bail ‘em out!
Where’s my stash?
I don’t know if folks here are being intentionally obtuse or tiptoeing around the elephant in the room.
Detroit is not just run by democrats, but black democrats.
They FULLY EXPECT the black president to send them graft from the federal government. That’s the way it works among black democrats. There is no other reason to attain public office than to get rich through their office.
I can only speak for myself. It's called being disingenuous.
The best thing that could happen to Detroit, is to line up Cat D-9s side by side and doze that place to the ground and bury the remains.
We should just have the military go in and spend a week leveling the place to dust. Convert it back to farm ground and start over. 50 acres and a mule?
You people is racist.
It’s 40 acres... has to do with being a fraction of a square mile of land which is 640 acres. There would be 16 40 acre plots per square mile.
A smarter idea would be send "free" ObamaBux to Mr. Obokokimo in Nigeria who keeps asking for a bank account number so he can split his $10 million inheritance with us. We would have more chance of it going to a good cause or even getting it back.
“I guess it must be too hard to exhibit leadership and do the right thing.”
Mayor Dave Bing is trying to do that but city council is oppositional to Bing because they preferred the leadership style of Kwame Kilpatrick who is currently up on federal charges with his father and best friend, developer Bobby Ferguson.
Mayor Bing is a pillar of the Michigan minority-owned business community and the Michigan business community as a whole but that doesn’t mean much in Detroit’s culture of corruption. It seems unthinkable but city council thinks they really had a good thing going with Kwame Kilpatrick as Mayor.
She must figure that if Obama bails out Detroit, she and others like her will personally have access to some of that Obama stash money and because she is important, she is entitled to her fair share.