Detroit Councilwoman to Obama: Bail Us Out

After all, JoAnn Watson said, when President Carter was elected, Detroit Mayor Coleman Young went to Washington and "came home with some bacon."

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As the city stands on the brink of financial collapse, Detroit City Council member JoAnn Watson appealed to her compatriots to turn toward President Barack Obama for help, saying that residents overwhelmingly voted for him in November "and there ought to be a quid pro quo," according to Fox News Detroit. Some experts predict that the cash-strapped city could run out of money by the end of the year, the site says.

"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. He came home with some bacon," said Watson. "That's what you do."

Young served as Detroit's mayor for 20 years and served as vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 1977 to 1981.

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