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Detroit councilwoman to Obama: We voted for you, now bail us out
My Fox.com Detroit ^ | Dec 6,2012

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at myfoxdetroit.com ...


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: bailout; bankrupt; detroit; obamaville
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1 posted on 12/05/2012 5:26:16 AM PST by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Except those nasty ol’ Wepubwicans still have the checkbook.


2 posted on 12/05/2012 5:29:26 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Hojczyk

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.


3 posted on 12/05/2012 5:30:02 AM PST by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: Hojczyk; cripplecreek

In other words, “we shouldn’t be held accountable for our mis-behaviour! We are little children throwing a fit!”


4 posted on 12/05/2012 5:30:22 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Hojczyk

Freeloaders gonna freeload...


5 posted on 12/05/2012 5:32:50 AM PST by meyer (Proud member of the 53%.)
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To: Hojczyk
Obama did say that he wants to instill the "spirit" of Detroit in every American city.

Just like he wants every American industry to follow the pattern he laid out for GM.

6 posted on 12/05/2012 5:33:01 AM PST by Pietro
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To: Hojczyk

Obama is busy planning his 4 million dollar vacation and hitting the links.

Sorry fellas- elections have consequences.


7 posted on 12/05/2012 5:33:51 AM PST by Truth2012
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To: Hojczyk
Nearly 75 percent of Wayne County voters pulled the lever for Obama in November.

And every one of them can go f*ck themselves sideways for all I care.

8 posted on 12/05/2012 5:34:29 AM PST by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: Hojczyk

Obama didn’t need Michigan. Sorry.


9 posted on 12/05/2012 5:35:10 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: Hojczyk

I would tell this POS Demonic councilcretin to “Go to Hell”, but it already lives in Detroit and Hell would likely be an improvement.


10 posted on 12/05/2012 5:35:19 AM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Shameless corrupt greedy democrat alert.

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11 posted on 12/05/2012 5:36:59 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Hojczyk
These democrat controlled cities go bankrupt because their policies cause the financial ruin and the dumbass electorate still votes overwhelmingly for the same mentality over and over again?

GFY Detroit!

12 posted on 12/05/2012 5:41:06 AM PST by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: Hojczyk
"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.

When later historians want to know what destroyed our republic, that quote right there, carefully analyzed, will give them the answer.

13 posted on 12/05/2012 5:46:49 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Hojczyk

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.


14 posted on 12/05/2012 5:55:28 AM PST by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: Hojczyk

[...there ought to be a quid pro quo...]

There is no such thing under a Marxist regime...learn to love it.


15 posted on 12/05/2012 5:56:43 AM PST by RetSignman ("A Republic if you can keep it"....)
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To: Hojczyk

the detoilet city clowncil is a talking joke..

every one of them


16 posted on 12/05/2012 5:58:39 AM PST by joe fonebone (The clueless... they walk among us, and they vote...)
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To: Hojczyk
"there ought to be a quid pro quo "

ooohh.. someone learned a big word! unfortunately it means doing something ILLEGAL but she is too stupid to understand that

17 posted on 12/05/2012 6:09:52 AM PST by Mr. K (some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help...)
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To: muir_redwoods
Check this out. A food justice near riot in the hall outside the city council chamber. As near as I can tell its about the idiotic idea of farming in Detroit which is nothing more than a scam to collect federal dollars.

Detroit City Council - Voices from the Hallway - Charity Hicks
18 posted on 12/05/2012 6:13:14 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: IamConservative; All
Obama has a template. 1) Stiff all the bond holders and creditors. 2) Have Bernacke print a few billion Obama bucks to give Detroit. 3) Transfer ownership of Detroit to the UAW.

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....

19 posted on 12/05/2012 6:20:06 AM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: taildragger
Correctionthe quote was along the lines of;

It is not a question of black or white, they don't understand the color green...

20 posted on 12/05/2012 6:22:21 AM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: Hojczyk

Where’s our free stuff. You promised.


21 posted on 12/05/2012 6:26:37 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: taildragger

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.


22 posted on 12/05/2012 6:40:02 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Hojczyk

LMAO!...What idiots!...”I voted for you so you better gimme that govmt money now!!!”


23 posted on 12/05/2012 6:48:07 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: cripplecreek
So what are you telling me, you can't fix broken and dysfunctional behavior? :-).

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...

24 posted on 12/05/2012 6:51:35 AM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: taildragger

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.


25 posted on 12/05/2012 6:56:22 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Hojczyk
"Our people overwhelming supported Obama..."

'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?

26 posted on 12/05/2012 6:59:09 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.)
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To: Hojczyk

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.

http://www.mlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2009/05/detroit_city_council_member_jo.html


27 posted on 12/05/2012 6:59:55 AM PST by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: Hojczyk

Dear City Council member JoAnn Watson,

I won. Therefore I don’t need you any more.

Love,

B.O.


28 posted on 12/05/2012 7:03:28 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Pulled the ole’ Ross Perot on her now didn’t-ya.. Do you remember that?


29 posted on 12/05/2012 7:06:09 AM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: Hojczyk

JoAnn Watson - the epitome of a political whore.


30 posted on 12/05/2012 7:07:13 AM PST by Carl Vehse
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To: Hojczyk

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”?....

http://rt.com/news/amsterdam-scum-villages-exile-208/


31 posted on 12/05/2012 7:07:21 AM PST by PGalt
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To: Mr. K
it means doing something ILLEGAL

WRONG!!... it's simply a "this for that" deal, not necessarly illegal, although it certainly could be

32 posted on 12/05/2012 7:07:34 AM PST by TheRightGuy (I want MY BAILOUT ... a billion or two should do!)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

Not paying taxes is pretty common among politicians from Detroit. This time its John Conyers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_t6x3h8vLI


33 posted on 12/05/2012 7:08:30 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Hojczyk

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?


34 posted on 12/05/2012 7:11:57 AM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Hojczyk

As predicted. If Barry got re-elected the bailout requests were going to start flying fast and furious.


35 posted on 12/05/2012 7:37:22 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

He’s got no reason to give them money now.


36 posted on 12/05/2012 7:40:20 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Sooth2222

Business
Detroit Councilwoman’s Actual Rant: We Voted for You, Obama, Now Give Us Some of That Gov’t ‘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 [Detroit’s 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. “That’s what you do.”

As of this writing, the White House has announced no plans to bailout the crumbling Motor City.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/detroit-councilwomans-actual-rant-we-voted-for-you-obama-now-give-us-some-of-that-govt-bacon/


37 posted on 12/05/2012 7:57:42 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Hojczyk

LET UAW bail ‘em out!


38 posted on 12/05/2012 7:58:00 AM PST by NRA1995 (CNN should be PNN (Propaganda, Never News))
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To: taildragger
Do you remember that?

Not really.

39 posted on 12/05/2012 8:07:20 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.)
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To: Hojczyk

Where’s my stash?


40 posted on 12/05/2012 8:10:29 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike (Us and Them...)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

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.


41 posted on 12/05/2012 8:15:47 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB
I don’t know if folks here are being intentionally obtuse or tiptoeing around the elephant in the room.

I can only speak for myself. It's called being disingenuous.

42 posted on 12/05/2012 8:30:07 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred.)
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To: Hojczyk

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.


43 posted on 12/05/2012 8:41:44 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (0 bummer inherited a worse economy in 2012 than he did in 2008.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

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?


44 posted on 12/05/2012 8:48:13 AM PST by Newbomb Turk (Hey Newbomb, where's your brothers ElCamino ?)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
'Our people'? .................... Isn't that racist?

You people is racist.

45 posted on 12/05/2012 8:59:46 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: Newbomb Turk

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.


46 posted on 12/05/2012 9:00:24 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Hojczyk
Send more money to Detoilet?

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.

47 posted on 12/05/2012 9:02:26 AM PST by Gritty (I enjoy living in the 3rd World. Soon Americans will be able to do so from the comfort of home-FReed)
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To: SatinDoll

“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.


48 posted on 12/05/2012 9:33:20 AM PST by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: Hojczyk

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.


49 posted on 12/05/2012 10:17:05 AM PST by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: Hojczyk
"Pay up, Post Turtle!"
50 posted on 12/05/2012 10:18:55 AM PST by SparkyBass
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