A Detroit city council member is asking President Obama to bail out the financially troubled city in return for residents’ overwhelmingly supporting his successful re-election bid.Yep. Deliver votes. Get paid. That's the new status quo, apparently. Not like Detroit didn't get a whopping bail out when GM and Chrysler were given some sweet FedGov life $upport or anything...Listen to the video. She starts out talking about how Jimmy Carter got elected and the Detroit rep "came home with some bacon" to thunderous applause.
“There ought to be a quid pro quo," said Councilwoman JoAnn Watson, according to My Fox Detroit.
Nearly 75 percent of voters in Wayne County, which includes Detroit, voted for Obama on Nov. 6.
Here's the thing, though. If, as this councilwoman says, that rep did come home with Federal money designed to help Detroit, what happened? Why is a festering sink hole today where cops abandon entire neighborhoods, where people are warned gas up in the suburbs not in the city proper, where the dystopian vision shown in RoboCop turns out to be the optimistic version.
What evidence is there that any Fed $$$ won't get pissed away on hats like the last several rounds?
That is all.
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