I agree that Newt Gingrich is no conservative. When he was Speaker, both Newt and then House Ways & Means Chairman Bill Archer (R-Tx) both blocked Congressman Mark Sanford's well researched and prophetic Social Security Reform Act of 1997 bill that he proposed. Chairman Archer bottled Sanford's bill up in his committee and because Sanford had promised his district that he would be subject to a self-imposed term limit of three terms, the GOP leadership kept him from having a seat in Archer's committee.
With Social Security currently in deficit, Sanford's bill of almost 15 years ago would have phased in private ownership of Social Security for those under 35 years old, and given that option to those 35 to 50 years old while all over that age would remain on the existing Ponzi scheme which has currently gone into spending money it doesn't take in... just as Rep Sanford predicted.
Sanford's bill was based on the highly proclaimed Chilean/Galveston paradigm that, just like Federal employee's Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) would provide each taxpayer with a menu of privately managed mutual funds and allow the taxpayer to be in control of how his/her assets are invested. Upon retirement, the retiree is entitled to all interest revenue generated by the assets, but cannot 'invade' principal. Upon the retiree's death, that lump sum of a lifetime of savings and compounding would become part of the deceased estate and go to the heirs, beneficiaries and charities as decreed in the will. Such a system could very well wipe out poverty within two generations.
But this plan was blocked by Newt and his gang. It was not in their best interest to actually solve a pending problem, but only to 'kick the can down the road' until now the system is in deficit.
Clyburn hopes that interest will drive out (RACIAL GROUPS) supporters that will be key in potential victories for Democrats...
"I work hard to make sure (RACE) and (SOCIALISTS) don't get despondent," Clyburn says.
No where in the above article does Rep. Clyburn indicate an interest in ALL Americans in his district.
No where in the above article does Clyburn indicate how he would deal with the lack of jobs (16% unemployment), the deplorable education stats (less than 40% of students graduate from 6th District High Schools).
Even the State Paper said that many of the same issues regarding jobs, unemployment and poverty that were plaguing the 6th District in 1992 are still the same issues that plague the district today.
If you always do what you've always done, how can you expect a different result?
This time, vote for the OTHER JIM... vote for Jim Pratt for Congress.
Chris, you needed to add Star Parker to your list of black GOP candidates this election cycle.
Abolish Slavery: Pass the FairTax!
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