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In Memphis, Clinton Calls for Cabinet Post on Poverty
NY Times ^ | 4/5/08 | ELISABETH BUMILLER and JOHN M. BRODER

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. King’s 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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: millionaire; poverty; socialism; ussa
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Earning $42,000 a day, Hillary & her IRS "Poverty Czar" will really feeeeeeel for the "little guy"...

1 posted on 04/04/2008 7:25:55 PM PDT by melt
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To: melt

THe job has John Edwards’s name on it.


2 posted on 04/04/2008 7:27:04 PM PDT by cajungirl
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To: melt

Sorry. SecTreas is already in charge of creating poverty.


3 posted on 04/04/2008 7:28:24 PM PDT by RichInOC (...oops, did I say that out loud? Bad Rich. BAD Rich.)
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To: melt

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.


4 posted on 04/04/2008 7:28:51 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: melt

As Rush inquired, “who will be the Secretary of Surrender?”


5 posted on 04/04/2008 7:28:59 PM PDT by gorush (Exterminate the Moops!)
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To: cajungirl

What happened to the war on poverty, that has been going on for years... guess we lost that war...


6 posted on 04/04/2008 7:29:09 PM PDT by JoanneSD (illegals represented without taxation.. Americans taxed without representation)
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To: melt

7 posted on 04/04/2008 7:29:33 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts.....)
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To: melt

The “sainted” King family has a long night ahead wiping Hillary’s lipstick off their behinds.


8 posted on 04/04/2008 7:30:17 PM PDT by Yankee
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To: melt

We have already had a war on proverty and sadly proverty won.


9 posted on 04/04/2008 7:30:51 PM PDT by engrpat
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To: melt

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.”


10 posted on 04/04/2008 7:31:31 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: melt
Maybe we should have cabinet secretaries and staff to deal with obesity, junk food, the tobacco scourge, the propensity for young girls to be videotaped flashing their tasty body parts on Spring break, and people dressing up as pirates on Halloween as well.

AAAAARRRRGGGGHHH!

11 posted on 04/04/2008 7:32:37 PM PDT by elkfersupper
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Well, we’ve spent about $5,000,000,000,000+ on poverty since 1965. The poverty rate remains relatively unchanged.

It's a quagmire! Pull out now!

12 posted on 04/04/2008 7:32:41 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: melt
Oh isn't she just brilliant, another socialist dufus sitting around cleaning their fingernails and dusting the seat of their chair with the butt draining the U.S. Treasury on another program to keep Washington bureaudemocrats in office.

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.

13 posted on 04/04/2008 7:33:33 PM PDT by harpo11 (Rush, had better have a back-up strategy just in case the third term grabbing Clintons win the WH.)
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To: melt
Hillary Rodham Clinton called for a cabinet-level poverty czar

If the gov't keeps taxing us and pissing our money away, we will need one.

14 posted on 04/04/2008 7:40:37 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: melt

Poverty comes from children born out of wedlock and from illegal aliens.


15 posted on 04/04/2008 7:43:10 PM PDT by donna ("I am confident that we can create a Kingdom right here on Earth. - Barack Hussein Obama)
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Re: Clinton Calls for Cabinet Post on Poverty

Hell, I thought she'd want... an Anti-Sniper Cabinet Level Department!

16 posted on 04/04/2008 7:45:00 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: melt

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.


17 posted on 04/04/2008 7:55:21 PM PDT by appeal2 (Brilliance is typically the act of an individual, but incredible stupidity can usually be traced to)
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To: melt

A "Cabinet Post"! Did you say that? Wonderful


18 posted on 04/04/2008 8:01:40 PM PDT by Dilbert56 (Harry Reid, D-Nev.: "We're going to pick up Senate seats as a result of this war.")
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To: melt

If it was Jimmuh Carter, he would call for a cabinet post for a Department of Malaise.

Same difference.


19 posted on 04/04/2008 8:02:13 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Bender2

I have to ask. What is it with that robot thing you keep posting?


20 posted on 04/04/2008 8:25:31 PM PDT by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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