Skip to comments.Rep. James Clyburn (D}: "I Will Use Seat on (debt) Super Committee to Close Wealth Gap"
Posted on 08/15/2011 7:56:09 AM PDT by pabianice
Further: 'I will work hard to protect entitlements... the only problem with the Reid Senate is that we didn't keep a fillibuster-proof majority... "
Yeah. The Super Committee is gonna work. /S
No agenda here.
BOHICA. Here come the “mandatory cuts.”
Did Boner agree to this nonsense???
VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE IN BOEHNER RIGHT NOW~!!!
Once we tax the rich, all problems in America will disappear overnight.
Can I suggest that Rep. Clyburn needs an attitude adjustment? Financially speaking, entitlements are a huge piece of the federal budget. He should not be going in there with a political agenda or a pre-conceived idea of what’s going to happen there. This committee is set up to search for savings and to cut government spending.
If he and other Democrats have this attitude, they won’t be able to execute the prime directive of the committee, and this whole effort will fail.
I just caught Clyburn on MSNBC with Chuck Todd...he’s almost incoherent..incapable of expressign a cogent thought..
Why doesn’t ANYONE stand up to these Marxist idiots? Tell them the truth to their stupid faces?
And what’s with this idea of “closing the wealth gap”???
That sounds like socialism to me.
The idea that he’s going to close the wealth gap goes beyond the scope of what this committee was set up to do.
The prime directive of this committee is to cut government spending, meeting the targets set in the legislation. It is NOT to “fix” other perceived problems in society.
Of course he did, they are all working towards the same goal, just playing Kabuki Theater to make it look like there's a difference.
How about earning it. I know that is a novel idea.
I see why liberals don't care about educating anyone because they don't want their voters to understand how to make more money it doesn't involve the Government unless your a crook.
Sounds great Clyburn, get out your checkbook.
Oh, you mean you want to exempt YOURSELF from the rules?
Leave it to the liberals to choose to tackle a non-problem, when we have so many real ones. This so-called ‘wealth gap’ is actually a ‘wealth range’, going from the truly destitute to Bill Gates. The fact that Mr. Gates and others like him have created their wealth does not make those on the other end of the scale any poorer, except by comparison. The only places that have no wealth gap are places that have no wealth.
Close the wealth gap?
Oh brother. There’s a chap with an open mind.
Boy, this Super Committee was and is just one stupid idea. There is no way this can work for the betterment of the republic.
“they wont be able to execute the prime directive of the committee, and this whole effort will fail.”
And Boehner, Repubs will take the fall. They had Obama over a barrel, and let him out of it, too afraid of the DC media to do the right thing.
I didn't know that was one of the charges of the committee.
Lookee here, never-was CongressScum criminal:
If you continue the Marxist and racist robbery targeting us “wealthy”, we will just shut down our productivity, lay off our workers and thus dramatically slash our taxes, effectively draining your collectivist swamp.
Have someone read you “Atlas Shrugged”.
Gee no agenda with ole Nan putting him on the committee was there....
Rep. James Clymer (oops, I meant Clyburn) will face no electoral consequences whatsoever for taking this stand. His constituents whole-heartedly support bankrupting the country if that is what it takes to keep the Gravy Train on the rails.
This is the problem that happens when you elevate one Congresscritter over the others by giving him more power. The idiot voters of his district wind up with a disproportionatly large voice. If his district is populated by morons, morons wind up running the show. (Ditto with the case of the French-looking Senator John F’n. Kerry, of course.)
You have to create wealth before you can even think of “distributing” it.
“I Will Use Seat on (debt) Super Committee to Close Wealth Gap”
Bluntly, an openly racialist statement.
Aren’t you ashamed Clyburn, that decades of “Affirmative Action” weren’t enough?
Then they can wallow in their entitlements at the State owned dachas, while a centrally planned economy and state owned production are busy trying to clone ponies with cows, so they can have unicorns and rainbows.
And everyone else starves, and sees lots of billboards with the Obama promise of a Great Leap Forward...
Another Democrat Socialist heard from. There are good reasons that some people are poor.
PC and entitlements are what has fostered the “they owe me” attitudes of today’s youth which has also produced these flash-mobs we are seeing.
Alot of kids just aren’t “raised right” anymore.
The predictable outcome of the pubbies caving on this whole debt deal. Should NEVER have raised the debt cap.
Damnable career politicians...from ANY party!
No surprise here.
The democrats have 6 hardcore socialists.
They need only one RINO Republican to vote with them for new taxes and phony spending cuts.
The Republican traitor will claim he had to do it or else triggers would go off and kill the Defense budget.
They will still cut the Defense budget.
There will be no real cuts, only ones that go into effect in 2099.
Taxes will go up on everyone, except the 51% who pay no taxes and vote democrat.
The other 423 congressmorons will sit on their a$$e$ and then claim credit for solving the debt crisis.
The United Nations will leave the USA because their delegates won’t want to live in a Third World country.
obama got what he wanted—the debate moved after the election.
boehner got what he wanted—the tea party off his back.
as paul ryan said, there will be no reductions.
The Obamunists don’t want a deal.
One little-noticed detail of the set-up is that the automatic cuts if the committee doesn’t agree don’t take effect until the fiscal year beginning Oct 2012.
So the committee fails in December, but the automatic cuts don’t take effect until about the time of the election.
Obama runs on the Republicans gutting government services and defense and throwing grandma off a cliff to hit about election time and refusing to raise taxes on the rich.
He’s taken the mountain of debt off the table as an issue, since the debt deal gets him past the election as far as that is concerned.
And THAT would be fascinating. Likely, too, since he's already blown through $300+ billion since that odious debt ceiling "deal" was passed. In 3 weeks' time; you do the math.
Now I realize they didn't cave, they are just in on the scam right along with the Rats, all that political posturing you saw was just Kabuki Theater.
>And whats with this idea of closing the wealth gap???
That sounds like socialism to me.<
Actually, it sounds more like flat out communism. I hold John Boehner and Mitch McConnell responsible. The Dems are simply being true to themselves. They cain’t hep it.
Redistributionism is an assault on the natural right of private property. Egalitarianism is an assault on the freedom of economic inequality. Both are necessary institutions of capitalism and to attack them is un-American.
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You had a smidgen of a thought the idea would succeed to begin with?
He certainly cannot make the poor rich so he must be looking to make the rich poor. Wealth redistribution is not in the Constitution. That is Communism. When are we going to say enough of this lousy government???
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