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Johnny_Upton
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12-07-12 03:32 PM - Post#1491357    



Maybe she should get in line for an Obama Phone and Obama can pay her mortgage

At some point (And Sorry Kramer), people will have to realize that Detroit needs to be razed

JoAnn Watson, Detroit City Councilwoman, Calls For Obama To Bring Detroit 'Bacon' (SLIDESHOW)

Posted: 12/05/2012 6:22 pm EST Updated: 12/06/2012 10:16 am EST
Jo Ann Watson Obama
Detroit City Council Member Jo Ann Watson said on Tuesday that she thinks President Obama should send federal funds to help fix Detroit's financial crisis (Photo from City of Detroit website).

Detroit City Councilwoman JoAnn Watson announced that President Obama should toss something Detroit's way -- "bacon," to quote this local leader, during a recent council meeting.

Watson interjected her belief that President Obama should repay Detroit's citizens for overwhelmingly voting for his reelection by sending federal relief funds to help balance the struggling city's budget crisis.

"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?"

"After the election of Jimmy Carter, the honorable Coleman Alexander Young, he went to Washington, D.C. He came home with some bacon," said Watson. "That's what you do."

The post quickly received top billing among right-wing websites across the nation. Commented Deadline Detroit, "Watson's comments play into the idea that is popular on the right, and with failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney, that Democrats want handouts from big government."

But while Watson says she thinks that Detroit residents should be repaid for their votes, she then voted against an amendment to repay Detroiters who are vested in the city's general pension fund.

On Wednesday, just one day after declaring that President Obama should direct financial aid to voters who helped keep him in office, Detroit City Council voted on a budget amendment that would send almost $30 million in payments toward unfunded debts in the city's General Pension System. "For whatever reason," city officials claimed, Detroit had not sent any UAAL payments it owed to the pension fund during the last fiscal year. Detroit City Council voted 8-1 to approve the amendment to refund the pension. JoAnn Watson was the only councilmember to vote against the proposal.

On Twitter, reactions were divided regarding Watson's quotes about President Obama's responsibility to Detroit ... and bacon, of course, got plenty of mentions. And if the President really is going to send some pork to the Motor City, he'd better do it fast -- bacon prices are expected to rise as much as 20% over the next year.

Click through the slideshow to see some Twitter responses to Detroit City Councilwoman JoAnn Watson's statement.

It was down in Louisiana,
Just about a mile from Texarkana,
In them old cotton fields back home.


 
PuckRogue
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12-07-12 04:03 PM - Post#1491367    


    In response to Johnny_Upton

Keeping GM and Chrysler afloat wasn't enough?

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12-07-12 04:51 PM - Post#1491373    


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Mmmmmmmmmmmmm Bacon
 
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12-07-12 05:11 PM - Post#1491379    


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How much would you bet that Obama will positively try to do it. And CA, and IL, and HI, and whatever other liberal / socialist / voter havens he'd like to prop up & pay back.

What's a half trillion to keep the socialist dreams afloat vs. 15-25 trillion in debt ? The numbers have no meaning any more.

It will arise as some sort of stimulus / QE package. Mark my words. And his sycophants everywhere, including FC, will cheer and call it "great".


 
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12-07-12 06:05 PM - Post#1491391    


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Shocking that Detroit is a mess with that leadership leading the charge...
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12-08-12 03:51 AM - Post#1491428    


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Can we trade michigan for Quebec?
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12-08-12 03:03 PM - Post#1491485    


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With all due respect to our likeable Québécois, fuck that.

-PR
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12-08-12 03:43 PM - Post#1491502    


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75% of the world's maple syrup production!
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12-08-12 09:56 PM - Post#1491552    


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  • Tim- Said:
Can we trade michigan for Quebec?



Having lived in both Michigan and Quebec you don't want this trade. Trust me. Even as fucked up as Michigan is right now.




Edited by Irons on 12-08-12 09:56 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.
 
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12-10-12 10:35 AM - Post#1491753    


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I'm doing just fine thank you. No need to apologie JU, as long as we keep the sports teams (good or bad), i'm all for a complete overhaul of the city counsel. Heard this the other day, and am not surprised. If you follow the local mishaps of the city, neither are you.

Michigan is simply awesome. Detroit on the other hand....
"Now, now, lay off Detroit. Them people is living in 'Mad Max' times." -Moe Syzlak

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12-10-12 01:09 PM - Post#1491779    


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Where's Cheech?
 
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12-10-12 04:45 PM - Post#1491809    


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Busy with his beautiful family!

-PR
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12-11-12 10:23 AM - Post#1491883    


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  • Kramer Said:
I'm doing just fine thank you. No need to apologie JU, as long as we keep the sports teams (good or bad), i'm all for a complete overhaul of the city counsel. Heard this the other day, and am not surprised. If you follow the local mishaps of the city, neither are you.

Michigan is simply awesome. Detroit on the other hand....



http://cnsnews.com/news/article/only-7-d etroit-pub...
 
Irons
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12-11-12 12:28 PM - Post#1491893    


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  • PuckRogue Said:
Busy with his beautiful family!

-PR



So, he's too busy and his family is too good looking to post on FC?


 
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12-11-12 12:48 PM - Post#1491895    


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  • Irons Said:
  • PuckRogue Said:
Busy with his beautiful family!

-PR



So, he's too busy and his family is too good looking to post on FC?



Exactly correct.

-PR
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12-11-12 12:59 PM - Post#1491897    


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  • Pete Said:
  • Kramer Said:
I'm doing just fine thank you. No need to apologie JU, as long as we keep the sports teams (good or bad), i'm all for a complete overhaul of the city counsel. Heard this the other day, and am not surprised. If you follow the local mishaps of the city, neither are you.

Michigan is simply awesome. Detroit on the other hand....




http://cnsnews.com/news/article/only-7-d etroit-pub...



See it, hear it every single day. You realize our former mayor is on trial, right? This is nothing new at all.
"Now, now, lay off Detroit. Them people is living in 'Mad Max' times." -Moe Syzlak

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12-11-12 01:18 PM - Post#1491898    


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  • PuckRogue Said:
  • Irons Said:
  • PuckRogue Said:
Busy with his beautiful family!

-PR



So, he's too busy and his family is too good looking to post on FC?



Exactly correct.

-PR



Dayumm. That must be one god damn good lookin' family, eh? He is still on the moderator payroll? Still have a corner office?


 
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12-11-12 03:42 PM - Post#1491918    


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He still has rights to the timeshare in Belize, but doesn't come into the office, anymore.

In all seriousness? His wife is smokin' hot (meant with all due respect) and he has an adorable child...so...yeah.

-PR
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