Motor City quid pro quo, Mr. President?

Greg R. Lawson Dec 10, 2012

A Detroit City Council member apparently believes that President Obama should help bail out Detroit given its current disastrous economic situation. Not only that, she actually says he should do it as payback for the support city residents gave to him in his recent re-election.

On Tuesday, Council Member JoAnn Watson said, “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.”

In reference to the former long-time Mayor of Detroit and Democratic Party Chairman from 1977-1981, Watson said, “After the election of Jimmy Carter, the honorable Coleman Alexander Young, he went to Washington, D.C. He came home with some bacon.”

While there are indications Detroit could run out of money by the end of the year, the White House has thus far not indicated it will bail out the Motor City.