Thursday, May 21, 2015

How about Barbara Lee for Obama's 'Poverty Czar'?

Another potential landing spot for Rep Barbara Lee?
CONGRESS | 13TH DISTRICT | Many believe Rep. Barbara Lee is itching for something bigger than her seat representing Oakland and the East Bay in Congress. Here's another possible landing spot: President Obama's poverty czar.

The position does not exist, but Obama's comments this week highlighting growing economic inequality in America, reignited calls for its creation.

During the 2008 presidential election, Martin Luther King III urged for a poverty czar, but in the years since has never gained momentum, reported The Hill. “There is no more important time to appoint a poverty czar than now,” King told the congressional newspaper this week.

Lee even provided a statement in support of the idea.

“Appointing a senior level official solely devoted to addressing and ending poverty in America is major and exciting step forward and gives me hope that ending poverty is becoming a national priority,” Lee told The Hill.

In the past, Lee had been rumored for consideration as Obama's secretary of labor. In addition, reports linked Lee to potentially being tapped as ambassador to Cuba, if the position is created before the end of Obama's term.

Lee is already a point person on poverty in the Democratic Party notes an advocacy group in favor of her credentials. The East Bay representative is the party's whip for the Task Force on Poverty, Income Inequality, and Opportunity and founder of the Out of Poverty Caucus and chair of the Congressional Social Work Caucus.

East Bay voters, however, might hope otherwise, since Lee is likely the most popular elected official in the region.


  1. Poverty czar? Uhm . . . isn't that POTUS? You know, the guy\gal who's supposed to figure out ways to get the private sector to create jobs. :)

  2. Tony: POTUS is too busy playing golf. He needs to create jobs for his cronies.

  3. By MW:

    Phonies who pretend to be great liberals land wonderful humanitarians, and such as Barbara Lee, Barack Obama, Eric Holder, and Nancy Pelosi, etc,etc,etc, - in other words the overwhelming majority of the members of the leadership of the Demagogue Party - create AND PRESERVE far more poverty and poverty related problems than they ever solve, or are even really interested in actually solving .

    In fact, and as the members of the leadership of the DP are well aware, if they ever actually solved and almost totally eradicated poverty, the DP would never win another major election. More specifically, there are huge groups of gullible and easily manipulated people out there whose lives are being totally wrecked by the policies of the DP, but who, and like good little robots and puppets on a string, keep on voting for the parasites, demagogues, and charlatans, in other words high ranking DP politicians, whose money grubbing policies are responsible for destroying lives, schools, and neighborhoods.

    So based on those "standards," Bay area "liberal" Barbara Lee would be "perfect" for the position of Obama's Poverty Czar.

    And just in case Barbara Lee decides not to take the job, there are also other Bay area "liberals," and such as Pelosi, Feinstein, Bill Lockyer, Willie Brown, Nate Miley, and Don Perata,, etc, who would also meet the "standards" for the position.

  4. By MW:

    If Obama does create the position of "Poverty Czar," a job that would probably be filled by Barbara Lee or someone similar, in other words a supposed "liberal" who would pretend to be interested in reducing poverty, said czar and his or her department would decide in advance what conclusions they wanted so as to "justify" and "provide" a "basis" for any policies and programs they HAD ALREADY SECRETLY DECIDED IN ADVANCE they wanted to institute.

    So once they secretly and in advance decide which conclusions they want their studies and research to "prove," they will then need someone to do the "investigation" to "prove" any lies and garbage they want "proven."

    Therefore, they should hire Jonathan Gruber, in other words the MIT economist who has a Ph.D. from Harvard, any pay him hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars to do the "research," "investigations," and "studies" that will "prove" their lies. garbage, and nonsense and already secretly prearranged conclusions are "correct."

    And if any of the proposed programs require a vote of approval by Congress, Nancy Senilelosi can inform any members of Congress undecided as to whether or not to vote for the legislation that, "You can read it after we pass it."