Bridge to Canada

  • Aired:  01/09/13
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Al Madrigal exposes slick-talking Canadian bridge builders operating in Michigan. (6:14)

>> Jon: HEY, WELCOME BACK TO THE SHOW.

DETROIT MICHIGAN.

THE CITY THAT IS DOING PERFECTLY FINE AND NEEDS ABSOLUTELY NO FREE OUTSIDE HELP REGARDING THE INFRASTRUCTURE.

AL WILL EXPLAIN.

>> GOVERNMENT SPENDING IS OUT OF CONTROL.

TAKE THE HARD HIT CITY OF DETROIT.

THEY ARE TRYING TRYING TO BUILD A BILLION DOLLAR BRIDGE TO CANADA EVEN THOUGH THEY HAVE THE

AMBASSADOR BRIDGE.

FORTUNATELY DETROITERS OF ALL WALKS ARE TAKING A STAND.

SOCCER MOMS.

>> DETROIT DOES NOT NEED ANOTHER BRIDGE.

>> TEA PARTYERS.

>> IT'S NOT JUST DETROIT IT'S MICHIGAN TASMS.

>> EVEN THE BLACK PANTHERS.

WE DON'T NEED A NEW BRIDGE.

WE NEED TO SPEND MONEY ON FEEDING THE NEEDY.

NO SECOND BRIDGE PERIOD.

WE DON'T NEED IT, WE DON'T WANT IT.

>> MO BRIDGES, MO PROBLEMS, AM I RIGHT?

NO.

CANADA IS ACTING LIKE IT MAKES FISCAL SENSE FOR THE U.S.

>> THE OLD BRIDGE WON'T LAST FOREVER.

WE DON'T KNOW HOW LONG IT'S GOING TO LAST.

TWO MILLION U.S. JOBS ALONE DEPEND ON THE TRADE THAT THAT BRIDGE CARRIES.

>> BUT YOU REALIZE THIS IS NOT THE TIME FOR AMERICAN TAXPAYERS TO BE FORCED TO PAY FOR A NEW BRIDGE.

>> THEY ARE NOT FORCED TO PAY FOR A NEW BRIDGE.

CANADA IS PAGE FOR THE BRIDGE.

>> THAT'S RIGHT.

PEOPLE OF MICHIGAN ARE GOING TO HAVE TO PAY FOR THE ENTIRE -- WAIT, WHAT DID HE SAY?

>> MICHIGAN WILL PAY NOTHING FOR THIS BRIDGE.

>> DEFINE NOTHING.

>> ZERO DOLLARS, ZERO RISK, ZERO LIABILITY.

>> DEFINE ZERO.

>> NO COST TO MICHIGAN AT ALL.

ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.

>> DEFINE NOTHING AGAIN.

[ LAUGHTER ]

BUT NOTHING PROBABLY MEANS SOMETHING ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU CONSIDER HOW MANY TIMES AMERICA

HAS BEEN BURNED BY SLICK TALKING CANADIANS.

>> LOOK, WHEN POLITICIANS TELL YOU THAT THIS ISN'T GOING TO COST YOU NOTHING, GRAB YOUR

WALLET, GRAB YOUR MONEY AND RUN.

BREAK WIDE, DUDE.

>> THE CANADIANS ARE SAYING THEY ARE GOING TO PAY FOR THIS BRIDGE.

I DON'T TRUST THEM.

>> THEY SAY A LOT OF THINGS SOMETIMES IN FRENCH.

>> AND THEY BUY MILK AT SAM'S BECAUSE CANADIAN MILK IS VERY EXPENSIVE.

TRUE STORY.

>> WHAT DOES THAT HAVE TO DO WITH THIS?

>> NOTHING.

>> CANADA IS OFFERING A TROJAN HORSE.

DO YOU THINK THEY ARE GOING TO HIDE A BUNCH OF CANADIANS IN THERE AND ATTACK US ONCE IT'S COMPLETE.

NO IT'S NOT GOING TO BE CANADIANS IT'S CHINAMEN.

>> I JUST WANT AMERICANS ON THAT BRIFNLG I DON'T WANT A TROJAN HORSE DELIVERING CHINA STEEL AND CHINAMEN.

>> JUST FYI I DON'T THINK ANYBODY IS USING CHINAMEN ANYMORE.

THE ONLY PEOPLE ELIGIBLE ARE U.S. AND CANADIAN WORKERS.

THE UNITED STATES STEELWORKS SUPPORT THIS PROJECT.

DO YOU THINK THEY WOULD SUPPORT A PROJECT THAT USES CHINESE STEEL.

>> WHY ARE THEY PUSHING A PROPOSAL THAT ALLOWS MICHIGAN TO VETO THE SECOND BRIDGE.

IN FACT, THIS SWEET OLD DETROIT BUSINESSMAN IS PAYING FOR COMMERCIALS WARNING PEOPLE.

>> THERE'S ALWAYS HIDDEN COSTS.

>> SOMEBODY IS GOING TO PAY FOR THAT BRIDGES AND IT'S GOING TO BE OUR CHILDREN.

>> COME TO THINK OF IT, WHY DOES HE CARE SO MUCH?

>> THE 258th RICHEST MAN IN THE UNITED STATES IS THE OWNER OF AMBASSADOR BRIDGE AND HAS

BEEN SINCE, I THINK 1977.

>> YOU ARE TELL MEG THAT ONE MAN OWNS THE AMBASSADOR BRIDGE.

>> YES.

>> YOU THINK I'M STUPID?

>> I DON'T THINK YOU ARE STUPID AT ALL.

IT'S A FACT.

>> YOU THINK I'M SORT OF AN (bleep), DON'T YOU?

>> I DON'T KNOW HOW TO MAKE IT CLEARER ONE MAN OPENS THE MOST IMPORTANT BORDER CROSSING IN

NORTH AMERICA.

WHO LET THAT HAPPEN?

THE VOTERS OF DETROIT.

THEY ALLOWED A PRIVATE COMPANY TO BUILD AND OWN THE BRIDGE WHICH MAROON BROUGHT 50 YEARS LATER.

WAIT UNTIL MY BLACK PANTHER FRIEND FINDS OUT AN OLD WHITE DUDE OWNS THE ONLY BRIDGE TO

CAND YANCH MATTIE MAROON, YES.

>> THE LEADER OF BLACK PANTHERS IS PROTECTING AN 85-YEAR-OLD WHITE BILLIONAIRE.

>> IN THIS TOWN I KICK THE ASS NOT KISS IT.

>> WHY IS WHY I HAVE A DIFFICULT TIME TRYING TO TELL YOU HOW TO RUN YOUR BLACK PANTHER BUSINESS

BUT I THINK YOU ARE WORKING FOR THE MAN.

LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT AN 85-YEAR-OLD MILLIONAIRE NAMED MATTIE MAROON SOMEHOW OWNS THE

ONLY BRIDGE THAT CONNECTS CANADA TO DETROIT, MICHIGAN AND NOW WHEN A RIVAL BRIDGE PROPOSAL

COMES ALONG, HE TAKES OUT AN AD CAMPAIGN TO SLAM THE SECOND BRIDGE AND PEOPLE ARE DOUBTING

THE CANADIANS?

>> YES.

>> HIS A QUESTION: WHAT DID MATTIE MAROON THINK?

AFTER ALL THIS IS DETROIT HIS CITY.

A TOWN THAT TRUSTED HIM ABOUT THE -- WITH THE BRIDGE MONOPOLY, HIS OFFICE WOULDN'T RETURN OUR CALLS.

I AM HERE TO TALK TO MR. MAROON WHO OWNS THE BRIDGE.

>> $4.75, SIR.

>> HE OWNS THE BRIDGE.

IT'S SORT OF A MONOPOLY.

I'LL BE BACK.

HI, IT'S ME AGAIN.

I WANT TO TALK TO MATTY MAROON.

THAT'S FINE.

DENISE, DON'T YOU THINK IT'S ODD THAT ONE MAN OWNS THE BRIDGE?

>> YOU NEED TO STOP (bleep) AROUND.

>> OH, WELL, WHEN PUSH CAME TO SHOVE 59% OF THE COMMUNITY DECIDED NOT TO BE COMPLETELY

STUPID AND SHOT DOWN PROP 6 WHICH DOES MEAN 1.8 MILLION DETROITERS STILL DIDN'T WANT A

FREE FRIGGIN BRIDGE.

I HAD ONE MORE QUESTION WHERE (bleep) AM I?

>> IN DETROIT, BABY.

>> EXACTLY IT WAS GETTING DARK.

TIME TO GET THE (bleep) OUT OF HERE.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

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