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Tavis Smiley bringing in
big political names to
tackle poverty

Washington Examiner, by Nikki Schwab

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 1/9/2013 10:42:28 AM

PBS host Tavis Smiley has a very to-the-point answer when asked if the topic of poverty got enough play during the 2012 campaign. "No," he said bluntly, but with a laugh during an interview with Yeas & Nays Tuesday. "As a result the work intensifies," he continued. A year ago, Smiley moderated a panel discussion at George Washington University to take on the matter. A year later he´s doing it again, hoping to bring together a bipartisan dream team of sorts to finally get something done. On the left, Smiley´s recruited Congressional Black Caucus chairwoman Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio,

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I´m sure this will be as successful as the "war on poverty." s/o The elephants in the room, the Democrats and the terrorist 0bama, most likely will never be mentioned. I´m surprised Newt Gingrich is getting involved with this. It is doubtful they would listen to anything constructive he has to offer.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 1/9/2013 10:52:29 AM     (No. 9106858)

As Ms. Ann Coulter has observed:"The most painful thing in the world for a liberal is to be forced to let a conservative speak."
Newt is an oratorical MONSTER when he is on his game. Smiley is a typical narrow-minded "Liberal" racist. This could be fun.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Rolfnader, 1/9/2013 11:12:52 AM     (No. 9106886)

No need to dance around it-Smiley is an intellectual lightweight with a one-track mind. That track leads and has always lead to, reparations.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rama41, 1/9/2013 11:37:26 AM     (No. 9106940)

OK, Tavis. Great idea. Instead of having your panel discussion at GW how about having it in Detroit? Newt has suggested that location in the past for conversations like this. How about now?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 1/9/2013 12:36:53 PM     (No. 9107089)

Tavis Smiley has gotten further on zero talent than anyone since Ed Sullivan.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: buckhorn_cortez, 1/9/2013 12:37:28 PM     (No. 9107093)

I know. Let´s declare a "War on Poverty" and spend a lot of money. That should work. The problem is that we just never spend enough money. If we only had larger government and spent more money - everything would be OK.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: buckhorn_cortez, 1/9/2013 12:38:51 PM     (No. 9107098)

"Tavis Smiley has gotten further on zero talent than anyone since Ed Sullivan."

At least Ed brought you entertainment and didn´t ask for your tax dollars...



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Reply 7 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 1/9/2013 1:24:18 PM     (No. 9107208)

We´ve tried it the modern way over the past 40+ years. Pouring money down the black hole so they can watch daytime TV, get their nails done and go shopping. I suggest we go back to giving them 40 acres and a mule and make them do a little work. They wouldn´t have time to make so many little babies. How many more trillion$ does Mr. Travis think they need? I spit in his general direction.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: jeffreyabigail, 1/9/2013 1:54:50 PM     (No. 9107276)

Travis (I know it´s Tavis but I like to call him Travis) - Black children who are raised by a married couple have a very similar rate of poverty as white children who are raised by a married couple - a few percent.

So the solution is simple - don´t have a child if you are young, single, and are unable to support yourself. And sadly, we have THE guy in the White House who could address this issue; haven´t heard a peep.

I guess the problem is if no children out of wedlock ever became the mantra, the poverty pimps would be out of business.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/9/2013 2:06:36 PM     (No. 9107313)

Uh, NO, we don´t have 100% of America on Food Stamps...yet.

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