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?”

17 replies
  1. Lynn
    Lynn says:

    “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
      stinkfoot says:

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

      That’s Michelle’s job.

  2. stinkfoot
    stinkfoot says:

    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
      Lynn says:

      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??

  3. Lynn
    Lynn says:

    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
      JBS says:

      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.

  4. PatRiot
    PatRiot says:

    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?

  5. dennis
    dennis says:

    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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