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Obama Talks Fiscal Cliff With Noted Economist Al Sharpton
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Quote:Obama Talks Fiscal Cliff With Noted Economist Al Sharpton

Posted by Jammie on Nov 17, 2012 at 8:46 am

Obviously the president is really serious about the issue, so he’s bringing in all the heavy hitters.

Several of the participants represent faith-based groups, including Sister Simone Campbell of NETWORK, better known as the “Nun on the Bus” who advocated during election season on behalf of social justice and anti-poverty measures. Campbell said Obama pledged to work on behalf of those issues.

“He clearly understands that you can work for minimum wage and still be in poverty,” she said. “His commitment to ensuring that working class families are protected in these negotiations is really at the heart of it for us.”

The Rev. Jim Wallis of Sojourners also spoke after the meeting: “Deficits are indeed moral issues, and how you resolve them is a moral issue too.

You can’t resolve a deficit by increasing poverty. So during this holiday season, we faith leaders are going to reach out as we always do to poor people.

But we’re also going to say don’t do things fiscally that make the poor poorer and don’t make our job harder.”

Participants also included Ben Jealous of the NAACP, the Rev. Al Sharpton of the National Action Network, Wade Henderson of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, Deepa Iyer of the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans, Barry Rand of AARP, Barry Rand, AARP and Aaron Smith of Young Invincibles, a youth advocacy group.

I guess GOP leaders weren’t invited. Buckle up and enjoy the ride off the cliff, folks.

http://www.jammiewf.com/2012/obama-talks...-sharpton/

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obam...63493.html
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middlefinger;43075 Wrote:
Quote:Participants also included Ben Jealous of the NAACP,

Quoted for irony. LMAO, 'cause it's all we can do about it.

Honestly, the damn inmates are now truly running the asylum.
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I never thought I would read an article thinking it would be an article from the onion only to find out it is no onion article.
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We'll see how much gloating Dems will have left in them come their first paycheck next year.
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Here's a decent list from the Weekly Standard link.
Quote:President Obama and Vice President Biden met with leaders of civil rights and civic organizations to discuss negotiations over how to avoid the fiscal cliff. The meeting lasted over an hour, and participants spoke to reporters outside the West Wing after they wrapped up.

Per the White House, expected attendees included:

* Peter Berns, The Arc
* Sister Simone Campbell, NETWORK
* Chad Griffin, Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
* Wade Henderson, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR)
* Deepa Iyer National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA)
* Ben Jealous, NAACP
* Marc Morial, National Urban League
* Janet Murguia, National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
* Barry Rand, AARP
* Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, MomsRising.org
* Rev. Al Sharpton, National Action Network (NAN)
* Aaron Smith, Young Invincibles
* Rev. Jim Wallis, Sojourners

Pool can confirm that Campbell, Henderson, Iyer, Jealous, Morial, Murguia, Rand, Sharpton, Smith and Wallis were there, 'cause they all came out and talked.

Now, we all know that most of these asshats are organizers, but how are any of them qualified to speak about economic issues? (well, other than how to steal other people's money, that is)

Is there nobody with ANY common sense paying any attention to this shit?
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Another indication of where the country is heading.

I need to start some overseas bank accounts to keep my money away from those socialist scum.
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MrPeanut;43304 Wrote:Another indication of where the country is heading.

I need to start some overseas bank accounts to keep my money away from those socialist scum.

More like overseas income or employment.
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Honestly, the Keynesian economists who Obama would probably invite in general have their heads so far up their asses I would say their opinion is probably equally valid to Al Sharpton's racist and hateful musings on the economy. It seems like most economists these days are so absorbed in their pro government spending computer models they haven't looked out the window to see the world on fire. Obama will carry on operating his cult of personality regardless.

FYI: If you start an offshore business or bank account there's a special form you are legally compelled to fill out and submit to the IRS, not doing so will have you in violation of one of their draconian tax laws. So one way or another unless you money is in gold in a mason jar in your backyard set into a slab of concrete the government can find a way to get to it, or throw you in jail until you pay them.
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