Mayor to Citizens of Warren MI: Buy American to Support My Cronies
Last month we told you Warren. Michigan Mayor Jim Fouts had the answer to Detroit's problems in the form of tax deductions for interest on auto loans. Now, in a video interview with the Detroit Free Press' Ron Dzwonkowski, we hear the next phase of his plan to save the American auto industry: ordering city employees to buy American cars. But its not flag-waving patriotism or national pride that drives him to do so. Nope, as with most politicians, it's all about the money. He explains that GM and Chrysler are the largest employers in Warren and "without the success of General Motors and Chrysler, the city of Warren would not be able to pay my political appointees the good salaries that they make." Well, at least he's honest about his motivation.