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Rep. Clyburn on Super Committee Appointment: What a Great Opportunity to Redistribute Some Wealth!

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By Doug Powers  •  August 14, 2011 11:56 AM

**Written by Doug Powers

Not-so-bold prediction: History will record this “Super Committee” plan as the worst “great idea” to come from Washington since their last great idea.

Mitch McConnell has said Republicans on the Committee should be open to compromise, all six Democrats on the Committee earned an “F” from the National Taxpayers Union, and Rep. Jim Clyburn plans to use his seat to close the wealth gap. What could possibly go wrong?

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.

The US is well over $14 trillion in the hole in part due to dandy schemes over the past few years and decades to “tackle the nation’s wealth gap,” which if anything has made America increasingly gappy, and now a member of the ironically titled deficit reduction committee thinks it’s a grand opportunity to do the same things all over again? Sounds good — we’ll just sit back now and wait for the “deficit reductions” to roll in.

**Written by Doug Powers

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