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Clyburn hopes to use supercommittee post to tackle growing wealth gap ("tithing")
The Hill ^ | August 13, 2011 | Mike Lillis

Posted on 08/14/2011 5:30:39 AM PDT by maggief

A leading House Democrat is hoping to use his prestigious seat on the deficit-cutting supercommittee to close the growing gully that divides the rich and the poor in America.

Rep. James Clyburn (S.C.) said the recent debate over slashing spending and reducing deficits has all but ignored the toll those cuts could exact on lower income folks, particularly in minority communities. Clyburn – the third-ranking House Democrat and a member of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) – is vowing to use his perch on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to tackle the nation's enormous wealth gap.

"In 1963, Dr. [Martin Luther] King [Jr.] expressed disbelief that the vault of opportunity in this great country was empty. Yet in 2011, the gap continues to grow wider between those who enjoy great wealth and those who struggle to get by with little thought of ever getting ahead," Clyburn said in a statement reacting to his appointment on the deficit panel.

"Too often, the human side gets lost in the Washington debates about our nation's debt and deficits," he added. "I will seek to keep those interests on the table."

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: blackcaucus; jamesclyburn; southcarolina
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It's hardly the first time Clyburn has taken on the politics of race and poverty. For years, the South Carolina Democrat has been pushing legislation – dubbed the 10-20-30 plan – to direct at least 10 percent of federal rural development spending to communities where at least 20 percent of the population have lived below the poverty line for at least the last 30 years.

Clyburn, the son of a minister, refers to the plan as “tithing."

1 posted on 08/14/2011 5:30:42 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Correction

Date published: 08/14/11 07:10 AM ET


2 posted on 08/14/2011 5:31:47 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Looks to me like the super committee is stillborn.


3 posted on 08/14/2011 5:35:51 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: maggief

I call it gub mint theft.


4 posted on 08/14/2011 5:38:07 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Don't trust the F.B.I. the C.I.A. and specially the B.A.T.F.)
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To: maggief

Income redistribution by another name where somebody else has a plan for your money because you’d just use it in the wrong way. Their way is superior because you just can’t properly understand the “need”.


5 posted on 08/14/2011 5:38:42 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: maggief

Clyburn, the son of a minister, refers to the plan as “tithing.”

I think the son of a minister should know it as “stealing”


6 posted on 08/14/2011 5:42:46 AM PDT by Kent1957
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To: Kent1957

Makes you wonder how many times little Jimmy Clyburn lightened the collection plate as he passed it forward.


7 posted on 08/14/2011 5:46:03 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: maggief
Clyburn is one of the worst racists, biggest liars, and most despicable maggots in Congress. He and his ilk will eventually be sent from the table of responsible adult discussion, at which point this Nation can get on with the healing process begun by Dr. King so long ago.

These race-baiting filth seek to perpetuate and exacerbate a racial tension that this country will only heal from once its enabling proponents are justifiably deemed as unworthy as is the rancid snake-oil they're selling, supplanting personal gain for universal advancement in a simplistic and craven pecuniary fraud.

Clyburn is a national stain.

;^\

8 posted on 08/14/2011 5:46:40 AM PDT by Gargantua ("Our little pit bull says 'Taste my nightstick!',,, A barracuda in a skin-tight skirt.")
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To: maggief

Who let this race pimp out of his cage? All it takes to shut him up is a newer Lincoln Navigator than the one he extorted from minority leader Nancy Botoxolosi.


9 posted on 08/14/2011 5:49:14 AM PDT by Bedford Forrest (Roger, Contact, Judy, Out. Fox One. Splash one.<I>)
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To: maggief

Communists


10 posted on 08/14/2011 5:50:31 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: maggief
Clyburn, the son of a minister, refers to the plan as “tithing."

When I heard this idiot was on the supercommittee, I laughed at first. Now I think it is part of nothing but raising taxes on us white folks. He is a racist.

11 posted on 08/14/2011 5:52:11 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, please let it rain in Texas. Amen.)
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To: T-Bird45

From each according to his ability, to each according to his need

Where in the Constitution does it say the government may take from one person and give to another?


12 posted on 08/14/2011 5:52:17 AM PDT by Recon Dad ("Don't shoot fast, unless you also shoot good..")
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To: Gargantua

Worldwide political correctness needs to go, first, before worldwide conservatism and worldwide commonsense can, finally and healthily, exist in the world. Where’s the movement to get rid of worldwide political correctness, asap and finally?


13 posted on 08/14/2011 5:54:22 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: cripplecreek
Looks to me like the super committee is stillborn.

Exactly.

unless the R's on the committee cave to this j@ck@ss

14 posted on 08/14/2011 6:00:13 AM PDT by Abundy
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To: maggief; l8pilot; 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; ...
The esteemed maggot, Rep Jim Clyburn, speaks:

South Carolina
Ping

Send FReepmail to join or leave this list.

Sorry to ruin your Sunday morning.

15 posted on 08/14/2011 6:04:18 AM PDT by upchuck (Rerun: Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: maggief

In other words, Redistribution.


16 posted on 08/14/2011 6:05:06 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: Abundy

To me it looks like everyone (both sides) on the committee is there to protect the funding of something.

Despite his vote to raise the debt ceiling I would have liked to see my congressman on the committee because he actually has a record of cutting funding to regulatory agencies, national endowment for the arts, etc. Instead we get Fred Upton from the next district over who has voted to take away home lighting choices and was a co sponsor of the great lakes directional drilling ban.


17 posted on 08/14/2011 6:05:38 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: Gargantua

One word only, sphincter!


18 posted on 08/14/2011 6:06:16 AM PDT by wita
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To: maggief

Thanks for nothing, Boner and Mitch, you stupid chumps.

Due to your creation of this klown kommittee, we’ll be subjected to week after week of grandstanding by parasites like Clyburn — amplified by the ‘rat sycophants in the MSM.


19 posted on 08/14/2011 6:08:07 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: maggief
I would hope that the son of a minister would be familiar with Mark 12:17. It is not the government's job to determine who has too much money.
20 posted on 08/14/2011 6:13:31 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: maggief
Yet in 2011, the gap continues to grow wider between those who enjoy great wealth and those who struggle to get by with little thought of ever getting ahead," Clyburn said in a statement reacting to his appointment on the deficit panel.

There are many things which can prevent the accumulation of wealth, among them government looting of the fruits of one's labors to support those who will not labor in greater prosperity than the worker can afford for their own family, or government changing the rules and putting one's business or employer out of business.

Cut regulations, or simply quit moving the targets.

If there is a gap to be closed, consider closing the 'bustass' gap, and getting these parasites off of their butts.

21 posted on 08/14/2011 6:13:31 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: wita
One word only, sphincter!

That was Clymer.
22 posted on 08/14/2011 6:13:33 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: ecomcon

That would be Communist with a !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!,
and while we are on the subject, these honorable
gentlemen and women, swore an oath, to support
and defend a certain document.

When we hold them accountable for the oath, as we
should, the nation will turn on a dime and resume
moving forward. At the moment accountability, and
responsibility are unknown.


23 posted on 08/14/2011 6:18:30 AM PDT by wita
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To: cripplecreek
The default is large automatic cuts to the military, seems intentional. I doubt they could get the cuts without attaching it to a gimmick.

Everyday there seems to be articles how China is expanding their military, sounds like they are building a navy. Either way with the Super Congress, we lose .

24 posted on 08/14/2011 6:19:38 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: wita
Clyburn, member of the Congressional Black Caucus

Why is it that a black member of Congress pretty much guarantees criminality, venality, stupidity, illiteracy, and craziness if he or she is a Democrat rather than Republican?
25 posted on 08/14/2011 6:19:38 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: aruanan
Why is it that a black member of Congress pretty much guarantees criminality, venality, stupidity, illiteracy, and craziness if he or she is a Democrat rather than Republican?

Look at the voters in the gerrymandered districts they are elected from. A Republican black needs some crossover votes and comes from a mixed district, almost 100% of the time.

26 posted on 08/14/2011 6:25:54 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Abundy; mickie
".....unless the R's on the committee cave to this j@ck@ass."

The R's already caved in the first place when they voted to approve this supra-committee.

Since the committee will undoubtedly gridlock until such a time as a Republican member or two will cave again, it will be used as a vehicle for liberal spewings of the worst kind, and as a sounding board for commie wealth re-distribution propaganda beamed to the lumpen proletariat.

The corrupt media will do its part to spread the news, of course.

Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy ride.

Leni

27 posted on 08/14/2011 6:26:59 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Too Bad Those of Us who Work for a Living Have to Support Those who Vote for a Living)
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To: maggief

Ober-Congress delenda est.


28 posted on 08/14/2011 6:30:03 AM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: maggief
Fortunately, Clyburn comes across exactly what he is; a race baiting bafoon (Jackson/Sharpton-like) with an enormous racial chip on his shoulder.

Bring-it, arsehole. It will just galvanize America even more!

29 posted on 08/14/2011 6:31:47 AM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: maggief
There are very, very few truly needy people in this country. The rest are simply wanting. Millions of able-bodied Americans have never worked a day in their life, only because their parents and grandparents didn't. Welfare, now beautifully referred to as "public assistance", pays people for doing nothing - voluntarily not working. There's no real need to support these people at all.

They have been weighed, they have been measured, and they have been found wanting.

30 posted on 08/14/2011 6:33:12 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: aruanan

I seem to recall a clymer back in the lewinsky days who was indeed. Could it be the same? I didn’t think so but a quick search revealed nothing. Not exactly sure if the spelling is right either for the old sphincter.


31 posted on 08/14/2011 6:33:31 AM PDT by wita
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To: aruanan

I seem to recall a clymer back in the lewinsky days who was indeed. Could it be the same? I didn’t think so but a quick search revealed nothing. Not exactly sure if the spelling is right either for the old sphincter.


32 posted on 08/14/2011 6:33:42 AM PDT by wita
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To: maggief
Clyburn, the son of a minister, refers to the plan as “tithing."

Then he wouldn't mind if even the "poor" 50% of the people who pay nothing now, also pay. The poor weren't exempted from the tithe in the Old Testament.

33 posted on 08/14/2011 6:34:20 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Simplistic answers to complex problems never work and are only proposed by simple people.)
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To: Recon Dad
Where in the Constitution does it say the government may take from one person and give to another?

It's right under that clause that says it's alright to kill unborn children.

34 posted on 08/14/2011 6:36:39 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Simplistic answers to complex problems never work and are only proposed by simple people.)
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To: maggief
Mr. Clyburn need to remember: Tokens are meant to be seen, and not heard!
35 posted on 08/14/2011 6:37:05 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: maggief
Clyburn is a particularly nasty piece of work. He was out there with Pelosi and her big gavel parading through a peaceful demonstration.

In the meantime one of his staffers was busy feeding Leftwingtard blogs the story they were to publish about him being spit on and called names.

We had a gazillion people out there with cameras and recorders and none of that happened.

BTW, Clyburn's staff guy sent the stories out BEFORE Clyburn stepped outside for the little parade.

It was all fake stuff and this is the guy who cooked it up. Having him on the Committee is a guaranteed fail, and maybe a lightning bolt from God too. No one is safe around this puke.

36 posted on 08/14/2011 6:37:16 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: aruanan

I can with certainty answer the rhetorical question, but I would be wrongly branded a racist and banned from Freerepublic for life, sooooooooo, remaining comments must be self censored for the sake of sanity and survival.


37 posted on 08/14/2011 6:39:45 AM PDT by wita
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To: Graybeard58
Then he wouldn't mind if even the "poor" 50% of the people who pay nothing now, also pay.

God himself only asked for 10% for the poor. Right now, if you add up taxes and mandatory government fees, the tax slaves are paying 50%. This clown wants us to pay more?
Choose thou, Clybern, who are you really serving! The entity upstairs, or the entity in the basement!

38 posted on 08/14/2011 6:41:49 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: maggief

I wonder what Clyburn thinks of the $14 trillion stolen from the future, much of it going for training and assistance, having accomplished nothing but keeping people on the plantation.


39 posted on 08/14/2011 6:42:35 AM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: Joe Boucher

I call it ****ing communism.

LLS


40 posted on 08/14/2011 6:43:30 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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To: maggief

“and those who struggle to get by with little thought of ever getting ahead”

That actually is a pretty good description of many poor people - people who have given “little thought of ever getting ahead”.

I’ve been poor, and have have a ton of sympathy for someone who wants work and cannot find it. However, I run into a lot of folks who don’t have much because they don’t want to work and plan ahead. Heck, I have family members like that...


41 posted on 08/14/2011 6:53:27 AM PDT by Mr Rogers ("they found themselves made strangers in their own country")
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To: maggief

Another proposed “spread the wealth” gimmick under the guise of “growing wealth gap”..........and I bet he voted for TARP and the Stimulus, which basically bailed out the RICH and INCREASED THAT “GROWING WEALTH GAP,” huh?! =.=


42 posted on 08/14/2011 6:53:44 AM PDT by cranked
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To: Graybeard58
One more time ~ the claim that HALF PAY NOTHING is total BS and you know it.

The claim only had validity with respect to the FEDERAL INCOME TAX, and that tax was sold to the public on the basis that it would ONLY EVER APPLY TO THE VERY RICH!

Most of us want to GET RID OF THE FEDERAL INCOME TAX, and you want to expand it to the poor.

Your lack of a sense of history will eventually get you in trouble.

43 posted on 08/14/2011 6:55:06 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: maggief

“Analysts at the Pew Research Center reported last month that the median wealth of white households is $113,149 – 20 times greater than that of black households ($5,677) and 18 times greater than that of Hispanic households ($6,325).”

Anyone who believes that is too stupid to cross a street under his own power!

Well, actually...I wonder what would happen if you normed this statistic for two-parent families...


44 posted on 08/14/2011 6:59:15 AM PDT by Mr Rogers ("they found themselves made strangers in their own country")
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To: maggief
'Doomsday' Defense Cuts Loom Large For Select 12
45 posted on 08/14/2011 7:00:04 AM PDT by blam
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To: cranked
Another proposed “spread the wealth” gimmick under the guise of “growing wealth gap”..........

There is no wealth gap. It's a motivation gap.

Share the WORK, and the wealth will automatically share itself.

46 posted on 08/14/2011 7:01:18 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: maggief

Tithing=Reparations.

This whole administration’s mission (and quite succcessful, I might add) is nothing more than reparations.


47 posted on 08/14/2011 7:14:40 AM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: maggief

Wow. Sets the tone doesn’t it? We are so screwed.

Why not focus on our serious problem. No. Why not exploit the situation.


48 posted on 08/14/2011 7:34:11 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: MinuteGal

can’t say as I disagree with your analysis


49 posted on 08/14/2011 7:36:16 AM PDT by Abundy
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To: maggief

It is robbery and we have had 60 years of it. It is time to stop. America must return to the land of equal opportunity and not “social and economic justice” - lie no more...


50 posted on 08/14/2011 7:37:20 AM PDT by Shady (The undeniable truth of the Obama Administration...The numbers do not lie.)
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