Should America Pay Detroit Bacon Bailout Demand For Obama Election Support


When President Obama visits the Detroit area Monday, December 10th, should he bring a plane full of election bacon payback for loyal Detroit voters? City Councilwoman JoAnn Watson is demanding America give the city bailout bacon to erase Detroit’s $200 plus million deficit as a quid pro quo for Detroit’s overwhelming presidential election support of Obama. “Elections have consequences,” she believes. So should you prepare to heat up the frying pan and get that bacon ready for Detroiters at your pocketbook’s expense?

In a Tuesday, December 4th City Council Meeting, Councilwoman Watson reminded those in the council chambers that , “After the election of Jimmy Carter, the honorable Coleman Alexander, he went to Washington, D.C. and came home with some bacon,” she also emphasized, "That’s what you do!”

Is that what this nation has come to, that cities can spend exorbitantly more than they take in on fat union retirement pensions, salaries and bonuses, and obligate their citizens and the children to a bleak monetary wasteland? The financial aftermath is then left to the state or the nation to be the financial cleanup crew because city officials refuse to demonstrate budgetary leadership?

As much as its Detroit officials claim they want to get their financial house in order, the city public unions demand more, the city cannot afford to tax more, and the citizens are left with escalating crime and deescalating essential city services.

It actually gets worse. Much worse!

If you are a Detroiter and you are in desperate need of a police officer to respond to a crime, or a fire fighter to address a raging fire nearby or at your home, your best response time is a guesstimate. Detroit residents that need rapid EMS services would be better off asking a neighbor or friend to drive them to the nearest emergency room, because EMS response time is totally abysmal according to a recent 2004 city audit.

In fact, the Detroit News suggests from that same study, that in addition to very substandard communication equipment, “Detroit is the only major American city that does not allow a firefighter or a police officer to aid a victim before the ambulance arrives.” If you are one of the fortunate Detroiters that do receive EMS assistance, two Detroit hospitals have shuttered their doors and EMS staffing has been slashed. Sorry, but good luck with that.

So where does that leave Detroiters and many other urban cities, as well as, states like California and Illinois with huge multi billion dollars bailouts and have informal requests into Washington for tax payer federal bailouts?

Should America pay for Obama Bailout Bacon for Detroit $200 million deficit because of voter election support?

It leaves the nation grappling with the hard truth that former presidential candidate Mitt Romney attempted to highlight during the 2012 campaign. America’s mainstream media, as well as, liberal and many moderate Republicans skewered him for telling the truth about the quid pro quo that exists in this “You earned it and I want it nation.” This is the new political landscape that is strangulating America’s self initiative and individual responsibility.

Romney was clear and honest when he stressed, that Obama promised, “Gifts” to minorities, young voters, and women.” Everything is free and the Christmas tree and all that is under it are up for grabs in Obama’s new America.

Romney went on to affirm, “It’s a proven political strategy, which is give a bunch of money to a group and, guess what, they’ll vote for you.” So why was he vilified by the same liberals who have their free abortion pills, free government bacon, free illegal immigration rights hands stuck out?

Here’s a clue that any reasonable, as well as, responsible doctor would say to a patient that came into their office suffering from a bloated condition of being overweight, and suffering from high blood pressure and eating too much fat; “Go on a diet!"

That’s right America, these cities like Detroit that come into America’s waiting room need to be sent a message from 300 plus million citizen doctors. “Our long national nightmare is over!” The prescription is clear: no more financial payouts to cities that spend beyond their means, and whose appetites are larger than their financial ability to pay for the meals they consume.

Here's a suggestion for Detroit city councilwoman Watson. Stop demanding to stop eat bacon and go on a financial vegan diet. Before you shop at America’s bank, check out your own earning ability and what you can place in your own account. Be tough with the public unions that bleed cash strapped Detroiters dry.

Tell the unions that the gravy train is over, and let Michigan’s Treasurer Andy Dillon do his job to examine the city’s financial books. If need be let the state take over Detroit’s fiscal operations and wring out the misfeasance and habitually mismanaged city government operations.

This is the real message that should be sent back from Obama and his White House Santa Claus enablers who promised lots and lots of free stuff for a simple vote. Instead give them the lump of coal in their Christmas stocking, but for the right reasons.

You see, if Detroiters like JoAnn Watson and Mayor Dave Bing were smart, they would take that lump of coal, and apply tremendous financial responsibility pressure to it over time. Eventually, the lump of coal that appeared nearly worthless will be transformed into a glittering diamond!

That is the Christmas story that Detroiters must hear and that Washington must tell so that the handout government and the nation will eventually have diamonds all over America.

Detroit, America chooses a bacon-free diet for you. Now, it is your choice: lump of coal or a priceless diamond. It’s all what you choose to make of it.

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About Kevin Fobbs
Kevin Fobbs is the former community concerns columnist for 12 years with The Detroit News, covering community, family relations, domestic abuse, education, government relations, education, and dispute resolution. He was government and civic affairs director for Soul Source, a Christian news magazine, and host of The Kevin Fobbs Show. His faith-based Hearken The Watchmen column provides insight and answers on family, faith, and how to arrive at faith-based solutions to life challenges. You may contact Kevin with your comments and questions.
  • becky

    This article is hysterically funny! Blacks demand ransom money for their vote and someone thinks the communist in chief won't pay up????Hmmm. Well, maybe it won't happen and the taxpayers will get lucky. After all 'bamy doesn't have to win another election and won't need their vote again. I hope that 'bamy denies this request. But I won't hold my breath. He IS a communist after all and destruction of America is what he is all about.

  • R.Young

    THe answer to the Question "Should America Pay," is Y E S, it's the NEW AMERICAN WAY!

  • Steve

    So let's all send JoAnn a pound of bacon.

  • Scooter

    Sorry, there is no Santa Claus in my pocket for you...you have lived outside of your means, people were over paid due to Unions...money was wasted...you love your City and State, you pay for it!

    My wife would love a couple of horses, a barn and some pasture riding land...when can I expect a check from MI and Detroit to help pay for what is on my wife's Santa list? If she does get what she wants, it will be because of MY HARD WORK, getting paid for that work...and living in a low cost right to work State!

  • gwedem5995

    We couldn't do it even if we wanted to because we might offend some muslim living in detroit.

  • deseartu

    Detroit is a mess. The fireman can't even get toilet paper paid for by the city to take a crap! They have to supply their own paper! Detroit is an exploded bomb. If they want exactness you have to wait over a good hour if your house is on fire or any crime that matters. They just cut another 500 off from work! If you want to rob a bank or business, anyone with a good brain could come to Detroit and probably pull it off. No crime stoppers here! Yes, we have great sport teams but that doesn't make up a city! They market them great but all of the miles of burned down homes and vacant property makes Iran or Iraq a great place to live if you like a bomb zone! If you come to Detroit, you better not leave the local restaurants and you better always walk in big groups, that is if the Black Youth gangs don't get you! You have idiots all in jail for being corrupt from Monica Conyers to Kwame Kilpatrick and his whole family! To top it off all our local suburbs which "were" great safe places to live are now turning into the hoods because the cock roaches have to flock somewhere to live and prey! I can attest to this becuase I live here! Safe neighborhood, turned into a 15 year old "black" kid who takes his mothers gun to shoot a friend (by accident) of course while playing around with her gun! The kid gets off to top it off! That was my new neighbor! Welcome to "my" new neighborhood! All who voted for Obozo or Obummer are all getting what they voted for and I hope they get nothing! Let them all pay for their voted King! They are all black hypocrits who go to church praise the Lord yet vote for an abortion queer Muslim Non American President! Oh, the smell of the roses smells like Horse Manuer! You get what you voted for and you haven't seen anything yet, it's only beginning so make sure your guns are ready! If people thought the riots in the 70 in Detroit were something wait to you see what will be soon be coming as the race divide is here!

  • Mike_Sr

    Bailout?????? NEVER!!!!!!!!!! They should be Billed then tried for Treason for voting for obummer!

  • Frans Halls

    Detroits plight is the same as what is being experienced in Zimbabwe under the dictator Robert Mugabe .