Detroit councilwoman expects quid pro quo, looking to Obama for ‘some bacon’

Facing a major fiscal crisis, the city of Detroit – specifically one councilwoman – thinks that President Obama should bail them out.

“After the election of Jimmy Carter, the honorable Coleman Alexander Young, he went to Washington, D.C. He came home with some bacon,” said City Councilwoman JoAnn Watson. “That’s what you do.”

“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.

Wayne County voters supported Obama by nearly 75 percent in November.

According to Fox 2 in Detroit, “The White House has expressed no plans to bailout the cash-crunched city that some experts say could run out of money by the end of the year.”

See Councilwoman Watson’s remarks here:

 Fox 2 News Headlines

Cheryl Carpenter Klimek

Cheryl Carpenter Klimek has been a political consultant handling public affairs, political campaigns and PAC management for nearly 20 years.


  • george Stillwell

    What they Should have done as the city of detroit is fire you,youre probably the reason the city is brillemisuse of funds on your part,on top of your salary that hasbeen wasted because you dont know what you are doing.

  • Linda Smith

    If this lady believes what she is saying….she is really in for a shocker! Serves her right for voting for him in the first place!! And I also agree that she is probably one of the many that have put Detroit in the situation it is in now.

  • DJ

    Better mangement on her part and the rest of them and of course a cut in pay for her should do the trick!

  • Debbie Mullis

    This is why I'm a Republican! This mooch needs to call successful cities and states and learn how to be an effective leader to her own city. The dems act like they just won the lottery.

  • sunflower

    The problem is Obama has told lots of folks if they help him, he will help them. I guess the chickens have come home to roost ! If they had supported and voted for Romney they could have looked forward to jobs creation and more. I read over the years our government poured so much money into Detroit and Detroit was the flagship city because of the auto industry. Thats what the rest of America has to look forward to …..the Detroit creep coming under Obamas leadership.

  • http://bizpacreview Tom Jones

    Tough shit for Detroit, obama is a shameless liar, thats what you get for believing in him.

  • http://bizpacreview Tom Jones

    first black president and now they all expect favors, can smalltown U.S.A. with white councilmen get bailed out?

  • Michael Dorstewitz

    I don't have any bacon. Will a ham hock do?

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  • http://bizpacreview Tom Jones

    how bout some lard? oh wait, her ass has enough for all of Detroit, Chicago, Miami, New York, etc….

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