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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.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: millionaire; poverty; socialism; ussa

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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To: Bryan24
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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To: melt
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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To: Bean Counter
Gives a new meaning to "breaking the bank."

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21 posted on 04/04/2008 8:31:03 PM PDT by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: gorush

We really need a “Secretary of Truth in Politics”.


22 posted on 04/04/2008 8:35:52 PM PDT by pankot
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To: cajungirl

poverty pimp.

if this country had spent the $6 trillion since lbj on jobs,

everyone would be better off.


23 posted on 04/04/2008 8:39:57 PM PDT by ken21 ( people die + you never ,hear from them again.)
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To: melt
Every time a liberal comes up with a new program, a sound goes off in my head, Ka-ching!!!! What a load of crap. Just because they say it does not make it so.
24 posted on 04/04/2008 9:12:55 PM PDT by truegris (Vote for the lesser of three evils I always say.)
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To: ken21

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.


25 posted on 04/04/2008 9:17:22 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: melt

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.


26 posted on 04/04/2008 9:19:35 PM PDT by bpjam (Drill For Oil or Lose Your Job!! Vote Nov 3, 2008)
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To: melt

Ohhh, puhleeze, Missy Clinton, don't declare war on us po' folks again. We almos' died the las' time!

27 posted on 04/04/2008 9:28:24 PM PDT by DeFault User
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To: melt

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?


28 posted on 04/04/2008 10:10:16 PM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: melt

Yah right. While Bubba dreamed of a cabinet that looked like Miss January thru Miss December, Evilita forced one that looked like Bulldyke City.


29 posted on 04/04/2008 10:17:45 PM PDT by OeOeO (maybe I didn't come over on the Mayflower, but I got here as soon as I could" Anton Cermak)
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To: melt
I'm going to go vomit now, and then drink a gallon of hemlock.

FMCDH(BITS)

30 posted on 04/04/2008 10:58:45 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: melt

Be gone, B*. Be gone.


31 posted on 04/05/2008 3:30:25 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: FrdmLvr

“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?’

Insulting too, on the same day they release their extortion income since leaving the White House.


32 posted on 04/05/2008 4:34:09 AM PDT by billhilly (I was republican when republican wasn't cool. (With an apology to Barbara Mandrell.))
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To: Cobra64
Re: I have to ask. What is it with that robot thing you keep posting?

Evidently you are both Bender and "Futurama" challenged. Here are some sites to learn more about me!

"Futurama" IMDb website

"Futurama" Wikipedia Page "Bender is a foul-mouthed, alcoholic, cigar-smoking, kleptomaniacal, misanthropic, egocentric, ill-tempered, pessimistic [Yet Good Republican] robot originally programmed to bend girders for suicide booths."

Can't get enough "Futurama" website

Buy all the DVDs and watch them... Okay! Okay! Rent them if you must, but I don't make as much royalties that way!

And if you are really, really poor... "Futurama" is on Comedy Central cable channel every weeknight at 9PM Eastern/8PM Central.

33 posted on 04/05/2008 6:12:56 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Cobra64

34 posted on 04/05/2008 6:18:51 AM PDT by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts.....)
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To: elkfersupper

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.


35 posted on 04/05/2008 9:38:16 AM PDT by sheana
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To: billhilly
Insulting too, on the same day they release their extortion income since leaving the White House.

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."

36 posted on 04/05/2008 11:14:55 AM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: melt
Someone once said "The poor you will always have with you."

Oh, yes....that was Jesus.

Well He didn't have to deal with Hitlery.

37 posted on 04/05/2008 11:40:39 AM PDT by Churchillspirit
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To: Bender2
Evidently you are both Bender and "Futurama" challenged.

I guess I am. I don't have time to watch cartoons.

38 posted on 04/05/2008 12:25:51 PM PDT by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: Bean Counter

Excellent! Thanks for the graphic. I download ‘em and send to liberal acquaintences.


39 posted on 04/05/2008 12:30:13 PM PDT by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: melt

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.


40 posted on 04/05/2008 12:34:56 PM PDT by Rocky
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To: Cobra64
Just one more then...


41 posted on 04/05/2008 3:12:42 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts.....)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

If the $$$ spent on the War on Poverty had been divided by the poor, they’d all be richer than taxpayers.


42 posted on 04/05/2008 3:20:28 PM PDT by lonestar
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To: melt

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.


43 posted on 04/17/2008 5:32:29 AM PDT by reg45
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