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Obama vows ‘action’ on poverty, unveils plans for ‘promise zones’
The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, January 9, 2014 | Dave Boyer

Posted on 01/10/2014 12:05:42 PM PST by Red Steel

Summoning his inner community organizer, President Obama said Thursday he intends to “mobilize the country” this year around a national mission of giving poor Americans a shot at economic success.

“This is going to be a year of action,” Mr. Obama said at the White House. “This is not just a job for government. This is a job for everybody.”

The president announced the selection of five new “promise zones” — distressed communities that will qualify for tax breaks and expedited grants to combat poverty. The administration chose Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Antonio, an eight-county region in southeastern Kentucky and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma for the additional help.

But the administration’s promise to cut through red tape for the communities is off to an uncertain start. Mr. Obama announced the initiative at his State of the Union address one year ago; it has taken an entire year for the government to receive applications from cities and to select the first five of what Mr. Obama said will be 20 “promise zones.”

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


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: obama; wealthdistribution

1 posted on 01/10/2014 12:05:43 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Strange, he already gets Dem votes out those places.


2 posted on 01/10/2014 12:06:42 PM PST by Blue Collar Christian (Vote Democrat. Once you're OK with killing babies the rest is easy. <BCC><)
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To: Red Steel
0bama: “This is a job for everybody.”

Sorry, zero, but I am working too hard at my real job and paying taxes so that you can give them away to these “poor” people. I don't have time to take on more work in helping you give away my hard-earned money.

3 posted on 01/10/2014 12:07:21 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: Red Steel

Does anyone still believe his promises?


4 posted on 01/10/2014 12:07:38 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: FReepers

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5 posted on 01/10/2014 12:08:31 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Blue Collar Christian
Strange, he already gets Dem votes out those places.

Its payback for campaign cash.

6 posted on 01/10/2014 12:08:46 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Blue Collar Christian

The SE Kentucky is probably to drive turnout for Grimes.


7 posted on 01/10/2014 12:08:57 PM PST by tanknetter
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To: Red Steel

Give a poor person $1 million dollars and they will be poor again in no time. It’s not about the $, it’s about the habits of the recipients.


8 posted on 01/10/2014 12:10:38 PM PST by Edgar3 (Libnorance is a mental disease, and it's getting Progressively worse!)
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To: Red Steel

A bunch of people have just won the lottery. Funny, I lost and didn’t even buy a ticket.


9 posted on 01/10/2014 12:10:43 PM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Red Steel

Obama is the expert on poverty.

He has created a great deal of it, and plans to exceed his own achievements!


10 posted on 01/10/2014 12:10:43 PM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Red Steel

Using Marx’s ideas to help the middle class is like using Hitler’s ideas to help the Jews.

Marx HATED the middle class. He wanted their blood flowing in the streets.

But middle classers keep voting for it....


11 posted on 01/10/2014 12:11:44 PM PST by Tzimisce
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To: Red Steel

“promise zones?”

sounds like something stated in a cheap poorly written sci-fi story


12 posted on 01/10/2014 12:13:55 PM PST by 12th_Monkey (In an alternate universe Obama still dips ice cream)
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To: Red Steel

“distressed communities that will qualify for tax breaks”

If lower taxes is the solution to the problem, why not lower taxes for everyone?


13 posted on 01/10/2014 12:13:56 PM PST by detective
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To: Tzimisce

I promise to steal money from others and give it to you. You promise to vote for my kind. Promise zones.


14 posted on 01/10/2014 12:14:10 PM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: Red Steel

“Action on poverty.”

Definition of “action”: A few tele-prompted remarks here and there.

Mission accomplished.


15 posted on 01/10/2014 12:16:06 PM PST by DPMD
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To: Red Steel

Promise zones, enterprise zones, square deal, new deal, fair deal, new frontier, great society, new covenant. The latest catchy slogan thought up in some board room.


16 posted on 01/10/2014 12:16:25 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: Red Steel

Twenty Trillion plus hasn’t reduced poverty at all.

So what do we do, well we continue down that same path.


17 posted on 01/10/2014 12:18:22 PM PST by DoughtyOne (ZERO is still zero, and John Kerry is a mock-puppet!)
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To: cotton1706
Promise zones, enterprise zones, square deal, new deal, fair deal, new frontier, great society, new covenant. The latest catchy slogan thought up in some board room.

Remember "green shoots"?

18 posted on 01/10/2014 12:19:57 PM PST by tacticalogic
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To: cotton1706
Promise zones, enterprise zones, square deal, new deal, fair deal, new frontier, great society, new covenant. The latest catchy slogan thought up in some board room ivy league faculty lounge.
19 posted on 01/10/2014 12:20:30 PM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Bryanw92

Empty promises.


20 posted on 01/10/2014 12:22:34 PM PST by sheana
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To: Red Steel

This former Baskin Robbins scooper is going to take his mid 30’s approval rating and mobilize what? Get back in your room, Zero - nobody’s lissnen


21 posted on 01/10/2014 12:23:51 PM PST by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: Red Steel

More demscum corruption. That is all this is.


22 posted on 01/10/2014 12:25:51 PM PST by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Red Steel

One would have thought that rather than spending 4 plus million on a tax-payer all-expense paid vacation, he would be magnanimous and spend the money on the POOR.


23 posted on 01/10/2014 12:26:11 PM PST by Parmy
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To: Red Steel

‘Hope and Change’, only more concentrated.


24 posted on 01/10/2014 12:26:34 PM PST by fhayek
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To: Red Steel

“This is going to be a year of action,” Mr. Obama said at the White House. “This is not just a job for government. This is a job for everybody.”

He’s the one who said that you didn’t do that yourself, the government helped you.

Oh well it was expected since he can’t keep track of all his lies.

He has ZERO credibility with anything he says or does.


25 posted on 01/10/2014 12:26:49 PM PST by chiefqc
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To: Red Steel

...code words for more Democratic Party giveaways...(with our tax dollars). Will somebody please bring on impeachment hearings for this SOB.


26 posted on 01/10/2014 12:28:44 PM PST by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: Red Steel

Sorry, Odumbass. You’ve made me hate you so perfectly, that not only will I not help you with anything, I will actively work against anything you propose. And I represent the feelings of millions. So, if you really want to do some good for the country, get the hell out of the oval office.


27 posted on 01/10/2014 12:30:13 PM PST by ZX12R (Never forget the heroes of Benghazi, who were abandoned to their deaths by Obama)
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To: tacticalogic

“Remember “green shoots”?”

“A thousand points of light!”


28 posted on 01/10/2014 12:31:14 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: Red Steel; dead
OK, one more time today just in case ppl missed the other thread --- since this clown never fails to create a new lie on a near-daily basis, and several on some days.

I love the ISWYDT - Hilarious, as usual


29 posted on 01/10/2014 12:35:17 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Red Steel

The “War On Poverty” worked real well; this new spending scam by the Idiot-In-Chief should go over like a fart in church, too.


30 posted on 01/10/2014 12:42:45 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Red Steel
“Obama vows ‘action’ on poverty”

No thanks, your actions have created enough!

31 posted on 01/10/2014 12:58:56 PM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: Red Steel

I guess he hasn’t created enough poverty yet


32 posted on 01/10/2014 1:00:53 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: F15Eagle

Thanks for posting...I missed the other thread. This is hilarious. ISWYDT ;)


33 posted on 01/10/2014 1:01:37 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: SampleMan

A.C.O.R.N. ZONES.


34 posted on 01/10/2014 1:02:14 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Red Steel

Is this where installing bums in private homes comes in?


35 posted on 01/10/2014 1:02:23 PM PST by onedoug
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To: Red Steel

you mean...payback zones.


36 posted on 01/10/2014 1:12:34 PM PST by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: Jane Long

The creator of that is often spot-on with just some perfect stuff.


37 posted on 01/10/2014 1:13:04 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Red Steel

38 posted on 01/10/2014 1:17:54 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Jane Long

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3110437/posts?page=34#34


39 posted on 01/10/2014 1:23:13 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Blue Collar Christian

At this stage in his political cycle they should be re-named
BROKEN PROMISE ZONES.


40 posted on 01/10/2014 1:34:57 PM PST by spawn44 ( moo)
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To: Red Steel

What an effing joke.


41 posted on 01/10/2014 2:01:02 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Red Steel

I suspect my neighborhood is not going to be in a promise zone.


42 posted on 01/10/2014 2:48:26 PM PST by castlegreyskull
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