Old Trooper sends us a link to a Detroit Fox News report that a council woman, JoAnn Watson, says that since the city pulled the lever for President Obama (75% of Detroit voters voted for Obama), he should bail them out before they go over their own fiscal cliff the end of this year;
“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?”
Yeah, I might be a little more sympathetic, but JoAnn Watson is property tax cheat and probably one of the reasons that Detroit is in debt;
A Detroit City Council member paid only $68 in property taxes this year because city records showed her home doesn’t exist.
JoAnn Watson, 58, said she was unaware of a city records discrepancy that has, for the past decade, listed her house as an empty lot even though the brick Tudor-style home has been occupying the plot since 1926, according to a story Sunday in the Detroit Free Press.
Watson said she receives her property-tax bill separate from her mortgage bill and never questioned why her taxes dropped – or why they didn’t increase when she repaired her home after a tornado.
She said she noticed the drop in her property-tax bill, which she handles herself, but assumed it was because the tornado left a hole in her roof and damaged the home’s foundation.
So, basically, she won’t pay for her responsibilities, but the rest of us should.