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February 11, 2016

Rangel Suggests Nuking Poverty, Not Syria

Korean War veteran Rep. Charles B. Rangel has taken to cyberspace to plead his case for the battle he’d rather see waged than the planned attack on Syria.

The New York Democrat used the latest jobs report to call on President Barack Obama and his fellow lawmakers to focus on decimating domestic “poverty, joblessness, homelessness, income-inequality, and hunger” rather than raining down missiles on the Middle East.

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  • Freedom First

    Since we don’t fully know the sources of our traditions, we should realize that we aren’t free to change them without risking social havoc.

  • Freedom First

    Like marxism, the “big idea” of today’s liberalism is the notion that a small group of academics and intellectuals are somehow magically entitled to consciously direct the future of mankind.

  • John Allegro

    If we are to advance, we must preserve the morality and liberty that enable prosperity and we must cast aside collectivism’s foul blight.

    • Lee Reynolds

      The entire purpose of the left is to destroy that which is good and true, and to promote that which is wrong and false. Collectivism is but one of the lies they promote.

  • Art Salmons

    There would be less poor people if Rangel would stop embezzling so much tax money. Just sayin’.

    • Lee Reynolds

      There would also be fewer poor people if they’d stop having kids. Welfare should be paid out on the basis of NOT having kids. Rinse and repeat over a few decades and poverty would be dramatically reduced.

  • Lee Reynolds

    Nuke the poor?

    Sounds good to me.

  • sukietawdry

    We declared war on poverty over 40 years ago, Charlie. All it’s done is create dependency.

  • cubanbob

    LBJ declared war on poverty in 1965. It’s time to declare victory and go home.

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