President Obama Asks For Border Control Money, But None For Struggling Detroit


Today On the Tom Joyner Morning Show: Roland Martin talks to from Lauren Burke to about President Obama’s’ controversial visit to Texas to meet with Gov. Rick Perry but without visiting the border.

Many are wondering why the President’s has requested $3.7B to help control the border but has yet to provide financial support to the city of Detroit.

“The city of Detroit and the water issue could be helped. It would require about $100M, so it’s interesting to see $3.7B being spent on the border,” Burke said.

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  • enochmubarak

    Why should Barack Obama ask for money for Detroit…considering the condition the Detroit residents left the books in the….”Detroit public library.

    Undoubtedly On the floor of the Detroit public library is a book that explains to black people the connection between…..cause and effect.

    However .”Detroit resident” can’t make the connection between…..cause and effect because…..

    According to The National Institute for Literacy:

    Forty-seven percent of Detroit’s residents can’t read. Only 58 percent graduate from high school. Apparently 11 percent of the grads can’t read either.

    According to a new report, 47 percent of Detroiters are ”functionally illiterate.” The alarming new statistics were released by the Detroit Regional Workforce Fund on Wednesday.

    Exactly what this means:

    “Not able to fill out basic forms, for getting a job — those types of basic everyday (things). Reading a prescription; what’s on the bottle, how many you should take… just your basic everyday tasks,”

    Only 10 percent of those who can’t read have gotten any help to resolve it.

    1. There is nothing no other race has or is enjoying that they did not first get from a book because there is nothing that has not already been written about and therefore what one person can learn to read so can another.

    2. We must stop letting a book be the last place we look and by any means necessary cease and desist with treating books like weapons of mass destruction.

    3. Detroit’s condition is not about money it is actually about the lack of education whereas those retiring can be replaced by those graduating because as we see unless that happens no one is qualified to maintain the infrastructure so it collapsed.


  • Celia Nobles

    What about Chiraq? (Chicago) We can use 3billion&

  • Ossie Richards

    Kind of surprised at you Roland, not a good analogy.