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Detroit Asks For Another Bailout

verist Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 11:49 PM
It was Herbert Hoover who first used the Federal Government to help states respond to a natural disaster (flooding of the Mississippi in Arkansas). Before that, states were left to their own devices to cope with disasters. Now cities expect to be bailed out because of a man-made disaster. Look what the mean ol' Republicans started!

Apparently, bailing out Detroit's auto industry just wasn't good enough during President Obama's first term. Detroit City Council woman JoAnn Watson is demanding President Obama "bring home the bacon," because "her people" elected him. Watson gave us a perfect example of why going down the slippery slope of bailouts in first place was a bad idea.

"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?"


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