Ah the old quid pro quo. Sort of like that line from Throw Momma from the Train:
Criss-cross… you do my murder, I do yours. Criss-cross!
We are talking about “murder” (in a way) in that it is a Democratic politician (JoAnn Watson) from Detroit saying she wants her meat… she wants a bailout for her city because voters there supported Obama.
Here’s the quote in its full glory:
“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?”
Nearly 75 percent of Wayne County voters pulled the lever for Obama in November.
“After the election of Jimmy Carter, the honorable Coleman Alexander Young, he went to Washington, D.C. and came home with some bacon,” said Watson. “That’s what you do.”
Everybody knows political payback happens… those who support the winning side gain some benefit from it (grants, programs, etc…) but I can’t remember the calls for an entire city to be bailed out because of it happening before… and so openly.
Have Democrats really no shame?
To make matters worse JoAnn Watson pays just $68 per year for property tax while her neighbors pay thousands of dollars on similar homes. She said her property taxes dropped after he Detroit home got hit by a “tornado.”
Trouble is, she never filed a claim for it and maybe the tornado hit between 1993 and 2001…