Skip to comments.In Memphis, Clinton Calls for Cabinet Post on Poverty
Posted on 04/04/2008 7:25:55 PM PDT by melt
MEMPHIS Hillary Rodham Clinton called for a cabinet-level poverty czar and John McCain said he was wrong to vote a quarter century ago against a federal holiday in memory of Martin Luther King Jr. as both presidential candidates converged here on Friday for the 40th anniversary of Dr. Kings assassination.
Sen. John McCain spoke at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, the site where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed 40 years ago. From the Memphis church where King delivered his last sermon on the evening before he was gunned down by James Earl Ray, Mrs. Clinton gave her support to an idea long advocated by the King family, a cabinet position that she said would be solely and fully devoted to ending poverty as we know it, that will focus the attention of our nation on this issue and never let it go.
Mrs. Clinton added: No more excuses, no more whining, but instead a concerted effort.
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Earning $42,000 a day, Hillary & her IRS "Poverty Czar" will really feeeeeeel for the "little guy"...
THe job has John Edwards’s name on it.
Sorry. SecTreas is already in charge of creating poverty.
I believe there was a declared “War on Poverty” that goes back to King’s days.
40+ years later, there’s still “poverty.” Didn’t work then, won’t work now.
As Rush inquired, “who will be the Secretary of Surrender?”
What happened to the war on poverty, that has been going on for years... guess we lost that war...
The “sainted” King family has a long night ahead wiping Hillary’s lipstick off their behinds.
We have already had a war on proverty and sadly proverty won.
Well, we’ve spent about $5,000,000,000,000+ on poverty since 1965. The poverty rate remains relatively unchanged.
“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”
It's a quagmire! Pull out now!
What's the latest price tag for all of her brilliancy, when she can't even pay her own bills for medical premiums for her campaign staff. The only calls she will get at 3:00 a.m. is from the bill collectors.
If the gov't keeps taxing us and pissing our money away, we will need one.
Poverty comes from children born out of wedlock and from illegal aliens.
Hell, I thought she'd want... an Anti-Sniper Cabinet Level Department!
I’m sure this Poverty Czar will do for poverty what the education secretary has done for our schools and the energy secretary has done for energy production.
If it was Jimmuh Carter, he would call for a cabinet post for a Department of Malaise.
I have to ask. What is it with that robot thing you keep posting?
We really need a “Secretary of Truth in Politics”.
if this country had spent the $6 trillion since lbj on jobs,
everyone would be better off.
If you want to have an immediate effect on poverty in America...announce the top ten most poverty-ridden areas (to include East St Louis and and most of west Virginia)...then turn to the vast government agency mess in DC...and select 150,000 functions to move out of DC...to these ten areas. Rather than concentrate all of this government money into one area (Virginia, Maryland and DC)...lets spread the wealth.
Along the way...we can admit that there was no necessity in maintaining all of these agencies in DC...in this modern age. We can admit that even the FBI headquarters could be in Kansas City and serve just as well. We could admit alot of things. Course...none of the 150,000 folks affected would ever agree to move and they’d raise a huge fuss...especially when you mention a whole agency sitting in East St Louis. But the truth is...its all money that runs down into the local community and its what makes Virginia and Maryland wealthy today. You really don’t see much poverty in either state (I know some of you will disagree on that but reality is different if you traveled across the entire US and seen the comparisons of poverty in all the states).
I will admit having a poverty czar...simply means dumping $500 million into some pit...and watching it disappear with no real change in life within America. And $500 is awful low on the estimate scale. But if Hillary was to create such a position...let her pick some military general who has little sympathy for folks sitting around and let him get these people charged up and motivated to improve their situation in life. We don’t someone who bows to the poverty-class...as if they were simply handing out monthly stimulus packages...forever and forever.
Bill Clinton put the Drug Czar into the Cabinet. But he also cut down the department to 20% of its prior size and budget. And drug use went up during the 1990s noticeably (as well as teenage pregnancy).
Hillary has no more idea how to stop poverty than Santa Claus. Don’t want to be poor? Go to school, don’t have children before you get married and don’t get married until you finish high school at least. A ‘poverty czar’ in the Clinton universe is probably the person who hands out the welfare payments and sues rich people who are mean to them.
Ohhh, puhleeze, Missy Clinton, don't declare war on us po' folks again. We almos' died the las' time!
A cabinet post on poverty announced on MLK Day II? She’s insinuating that all blacks are poverty striken, is that it? “And for all of you here at the MLK Day II Memorial Service, I’ll appoint a Poverty Czar”. How bigoted is that?
Yah right. While Bubba dreamed of a cabinet that looked like Miss January thru Miss December, Evilita forced one that looked like Bulldyke City.
Be gone, B*. Be gone.
“A cabinet post on poverty announced on MLK Day II? Shes insinuating that all blacks are poverty striken, is that it? And for all of you here at the MLK Day II Memorial Service, Ill appoint a Poverty Czar. How bigoted is that?’
Insulting too, on the same day they release their extortion income since leaving the White House.
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I want a new cabinet.....Secretary of Bull$shit. Every single bill, law, etc. has to pass thru that office. I want him to have a big BULL$it stamp.
Yeah, the Two Americas it looks like.
"I'm appointing a Poverty Czar for all of you Little People. Those of us with money will just have to muddle through. But this Poverty Czar I'm doing for you, because I care. Thank you for coming. Don't forget your Contribution Forms on the way out--up to $100.00 is allowable. Thank you for coming."
Oh, yes....that was Jesus.
Well He didn't have to deal with Hitlery.
I guess I am. I don't have time to watch cartoons.
Excellent! Thanks for the graphic. I download ‘em and send to liberal acquaintences.
Socialists want a bigger piece of a shrinking pie.
Poverty czar! What idiocy. They need to learn that saying it doesn’t make it so.
If the $$$ spent on the War on Poverty had been divided by the poor, they’d all be richer than taxpayers.
The purpose of the Department (Secretary) of Poverty would be to ensure that poverty continues to exist in the United States. Have you ever known of a government agency that actually works for its own elimination.
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