Detroit City Council member demands quid pro quo – votes for bailout cash

As the city of Detroit contemplates bankruptcy, some leaders in the city don’t think they should have to go bankrupt and renegotiate the current contracts and unfunded future entitlements the city has. They want some of Obama’s stash.

This is the America we are voting for.

That’s right, I did not use the “quid pro quo” quote to make a sensational headline, she did it herself.

City Council member JoAnn Watson said Tuesday the citizen’s 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?”

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  1. Dimsdale on December 5, 2012 at 8:51 am

    Yeah!? Don’t clean up your own mess: get someone else to pay for it!!
    The ?bamaroid credo.

  2. JBS on December 5, 2012 at 9:11 am

    “Our people voted for him . . .” blatantly says it all.
    This is Black Entitlement.

  3. yeah on December 5, 2012 at 9:58 am

    hahaha and they wonder why Detroit looks like a North Korean city!

    • JBS on December 5, 2012 at 6:12 pm

      Detroit is awfully bleak.
      That’s what a city looks like after the union vampires have sucked out all of the life.

  4. Plainvillian on December 5, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Obamanomics on parade?

  5. Lynn on December 5, 2012 at 11:05 am

    “Quid pro quo” means Obama bought our vote, Now, we gotta go get that bacon! I’m not even going to comment on the health of the city after eating the bacon, Jimmy Carter gave them before. Ooops, I said it.

    • stinkfoot on December 5, 2012 at 11:48 am

      I?m not even going to comment on the health of the city after eating the bacon

      That’s Michelle’s job.

  6. stinkfoot on December 5, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Conversely, if a struggling municipality did not vote for Obama they can just suck it up… well good, because if we don’t allow ourselves to rely on government (taxpayer) bailouts then the solution to the local fiscal mess will be more effective in preventing such problems down the road.

    • Lynn on December 5, 2012 at 12:58 pm

      Excellent point. However, I’m interested, how does the WH determine who gets the bacon? Is it determined by the number of voters in a city or the Electoral College votes of the state? Or is it the level of fawning by the Mayor??

    • JBS on December 5, 2012 at 4:18 pm

      The Rule is:
      ?????????????????????????? Who benefits the most?

  7. Lynn on December 5, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Ha, I got it. We put the Mayors requesting bacon, on an island and we see who is the “Survivor”. The Survivor gets the bacon. That show needed revamping anyway, and the entertainment will keep us from realizing we are getting fleeced. Besides PETA wouldn’t let the WH use real animals, if we tried the Colliseum method of entertainment.

    • JBS on December 5, 2012 at 6:30 pm

      Yes! Write up a pilot script and get it out to the network for approval. I think you are on to something interesting — more so than what they got now.
      You could change it up from week to week. Switch in a bag of money; stashes of drugs, cases of booze; guaranteed, lift-time, no-show jobs (with no-deductible benefits); crates of guns; or, mix them up.
      We all know that bacon is a code word.

  8. Gary J on December 5, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    I voted for romney will he bail me out?

    • JBS on December 6, 2012 at 1:15 pm

      Good luck with that!

  9. PatRiot on December 6, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Hey, Sweetheart – Let me borrrow your credit card or stash, go on a spending spree and stick you with the bill.? Whad a ya say?

  10. JBS on December 8, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    This is all in the past tense, right?

  11. dennis on December 10, 2012 at 10:38 am

    I know I am a little late in putting in a response but…didn’t I see ads on tv for Chrysler and Chevy and how the city of Detroit has made a comeback because of the Bailout of the Auto industry?? Or did they mean to say the bailout of the Unions?


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