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Rep. James Clyburn (D}: "I Will Use Seat on (debt) Super Committee to Close Wealth Gap"
Fox News Channel | 8/15/11

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


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KEYWORDS: budget; clyburn; congress; corruption; debt; debtceiling; democrats; economy; entitlements; fraud; fruad; liberalfascism; obama; socialism; socialistdemocrats; supercommittee; taxcheatparty; taxes; taxtherich

1 posted on 08/15/2011 7:56:16 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: pabianice

No agenda here.


2 posted on 08/15/2011 7:57:16 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: pabianice

BOHICA. Here come the “mandatory cuts.”


3 posted on 08/15/2011 7:59:12 AM PDT by jessduntno (Obama shanks. America tanks.)
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To: pabianice

Did Boner agree to this nonsense???

VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE IN BOEHNER RIGHT NOW~!!!


4 posted on 08/15/2011 7:59:27 AM PDT by Mr. K (CAPSLOCK! -Unleash the fury! [Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket])
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To: pabianice

Once we tax the rich, all problems in America will disappear overnight.


5 posted on 08/15/2011 8:00:09 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: pabianice

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.


6 posted on 08/15/2011 8:00:49 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: pabianice

I just caught Clyburn on MSNBC with Chuck Todd...he’s almost incoherent..incapable of expressign a cogent thought..


7 posted on 08/15/2011 8:00:49 AM PDT by ken5050 (Should Christie RUN in 2012? NO! But he should WALK 3 miles every day..)
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To: pabianice

Why doesn’t ANYONE stand up to these Marxist idiots? Tell them the truth to their stupid faces?


8 posted on 08/15/2011 8:01:04 AM PDT by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: pabianice
We ceded Power in the House to the Filthy Rats!! By what authority and WHO did this??
9 posted on 08/15/2011 8:02:34 AM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: pabianice
Closing the so-called "wealth gap" would be much, much easier if certain discernible groups of Americans were willing to actually work for a living rather than enlist the Federal government to steal from their neighbors.
10 posted on 08/15/2011 8:02:47 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: pabianice
Lol! Before the loony left is done with this “debt reduction” committee, it's recommendation will be for $2 Trillion in new spending.
11 posted on 08/15/2011 8:02:56 AM PDT by apillar
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To: ken5050

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.


12 posted on 08/15/2011 8:03:02 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Mr. K
Did Boner agree to this nonsense?

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.

13 posted on 08/15/2011 8:03:27 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ken5050
Rep. Clyburn want to close the wealth gag?

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.

14 posted on 08/15/2011 8:03:55 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: pabianice

Sounds great Clyburn, get out your checkbook.

Oh, you mean you want to exempt YOURSELF from the rules?


15 posted on 08/15/2011 8:04:22 AM PDT by RockinRight (The ObamAA+ Downgrade)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

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.


16 posted on 08/15/2011 8:05:43 AM PDT by jmcenanly ( "We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him." -Samuel)
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To: pabianice

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.


17 posted on 08/15/2011 8:06:31 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama can't count.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“they won’t 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.


18 posted on 08/15/2011 8:07:08 AM PDT by tcrlaf (PREFRONTAL LOBOTOMISTS FOR OBAMA2012!)
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To: pabianice

I didn't know that was one of the charges of the committee.

19 posted on 08/15/2011 8:07:35 AM PDT by econjack (Some people are dumber than soup.)
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To: pabianice

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”.


20 posted on 08/15/2011 8:10:53 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: pabianice

Gee no agenda with ole Nan putting him on the committee was there....


21 posted on 08/15/2011 8:11:50 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: pabianice

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.)


22 posted on 08/15/2011 8:11:57 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (If you have a right / To the service I provide / I must be a slave)
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To: pabianice

You have to create wealth before you can even think of “distributing” it.


23 posted on 08/15/2011 8:16:28 AM PDT by BfloGuy (Workers and consumers are, of course, identical.)
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To: pabianice

“I Will Use Seat on (debt) Super Committee to Close Wealth Gap”

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Bluntly, an openly racialist statement.

Aren’t you ashamed Clyburn, that decades of “Affirmative Action” weren’t enough?


24 posted on 08/15/2011 8:17:24 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Clock King
You can't cure stupid. However, you CAN cull stupid. Reid and his gang make noises about equality, but all they want is a good communist state, with them as the heads of the Inner Party.

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...

25 posted on 08/15/2011 8:17:24 AM PDT by jonascord (Politicians should be pelted with human manure, weekly, to remind them of their worth to society.)
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To: pabianice

Another Democrat Socialist heard from. There are good reasons that some people are poor.


26 posted on 08/15/2011 8:22:58 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: pabianice

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.


27 posted on 08/15/2011 8:23:11 AM PDT by babyfreep
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To: pabianice

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!


28 posted on 08/15/2011 8:23:54 AM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: pabianice

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.


29 posted on 08/15/2011 8:30:39 AM PDT by oldbill
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To: pabianice

whatta scam!

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.


30 posted on 08/15/2011 8:31:44 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: pabianice

updating ...


31 posted on 08/15/2011 8:34:01 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Murray / Baucus / Kerry / Upton / Clyburn? I've had better picks come out of my nose.)
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To: pabianice

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.


32 posted on 08/15/2011 8:36:35 AM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: Meet the New Boss
Actually, the most recent 2 projections show the Kenyan hitting the debt ceiling **again** in either Sep or Oct next year.

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.

33 posted on 08/15/2011 9:01:22 AM PDT by SAJ (Zerobama -- a phony and a prick, therefore a dildo)
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To: PubliusMM
The predictable outcome of the pubbies caving on this whole debt deal. Should NEVER have raised the debt cap.

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.

34 posted on 08/15/2011 9:04:18 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Dilbert San Diego

>And what’s 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.


35 posted on 08/15/2011 9:13:19 AM PDT by Darnright (There can never be a complete confidence in a power which is excessive. - Tacitus)
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To: pabianice
I will use my seat on the committee to close the wealth gap.

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.

36 posted on 08/15/2011 9:44:20 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: pabianice
Well Ole Clay must have something like this in mind.
37 posted on 08/15/2011 9:44:21 AM PDT by mc5cents
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To: mc5cents

Clay shb Cly


38 posted on 08/15/2011 9:45:41 AM PDT by mc5cents
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To: Dilbert San Diego

You had a smidgen of a thought the idea would succeed to begin with?


39 posted on 08/15/2011 10:15:16 AM PDT by depenzz (My tastes are simple, I'm always satisfied with the best..)
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To: pabianice

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???


40 posted on 08/15/2011 10:45:02 AM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: pabianice
See also Contribution Profile of Members of the Deficit "Super Committee"
41 posted on 08/15/2011 2:41:24 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Budget sins can be fixed. Amnesty is irreversible.)
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