Skip to comments.Clyburn hopes to use supercommittee post to tackle growing wealth gap ("tithing")
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 ...
Clyburn, the son of a minister, refers to the plan as tithing."
Date published: 08/14/11 07:10 AM ET
Looks to me like the super committee is stillborn.
I call it gub mint theft.
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”.
Clyburn, the son of a minister, refers to the plan as tithing.”
I think the son of a minister should know it as “stealing”
Makes you wonder how many times little Jimmy Clyburn lightened the collection plate as he passed it forward.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
unless the R's on the committee cave to this j@ck@ss
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Sorry to ruin your Sunday morning.
In other words, Redistribution.
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.
One word only, sphincter!
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.
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