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Tavis Smiley Asks: Is It Time For Poor People Yet?

Tavis Smiley has been basically blacklisted by most of the African-American comminity, many of who feel that he’s been “hatin’” on Obama, talking all that poverty nonsense, but Smiley isn’t done yet. He’s still asking the question that no one is willing to answer; what about poor people?

As Congress continues its fixation with the fabricated crisis known as the fiscal cliff, Smiley wonders if President Obama will find time in his schedule to host a conference on the eradication of poverty in America.

Tavis Smiley is calling on people who voted for Obama to call and encourage the president to convene a White House Conference on the Eradication of Poverty in America.


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14 Responses to Tavis Smiley Asks: Is It Time For Poor People Yet?

  1. jeff

    January 22, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    Obama supporters

    I encourage all who have concern, regarding Illegal immigration reform to educate your selves on the effect it has on low income American citizens and teenage workers. Although I disagreed with Obamas stated position on “Illegal immigrants I did in fact vote for him.

    Now the reelection honeymoon is over, it is time to explore the real relationship between so called Hispanics and African Americans. Are African Americans willing to face the fact that most Hispanics south of the boarder have a negative view of blacks, in their own country as well as the country they have illegally entered?

    ( google the famous Mexican cartoon character mimen penguin ).

    Are black people willing to accept the fact that they may have to challenge their so called leaders such as Al Sharpton, Jessie Jackson and various other so called leaders of the black community who continue to ignore the cons of granting amnesty for illegal’s.? The prospect of building a “Black / hispanic” political coalition seems to be more important than the effect it has on the working poor they say they support.

    There are huge differences between various Hispanic groups, and this communication doesn’t apply to all groups. Hispanics from the Caribbean such as Porto Ricans have demonstrated a significant amount of social and political cooperation with African Americans.

    Black folk should not remain silent while President Obama cozies up to illegal immigrants granting them legal status, at the expense of legal citizens, particularly African Americans who have patiently waited in line for jobs that what was once our ticket out of poverty.

    In 1992 a forklift drivers starting pay was 12-14 dollars per hour with health insurance…in 2012 most companies large and small outsource a significant portion of their labor to third party logistics companies That hire primarily illegal workers are paying 8-9 dollars per hour. ( no insurance).

    It is a falsehood to suggest illegal’s perform jobs that Americans don’t want. I have worked in the manufacturing and materials management industry my whole adult life

    I watched the demographics change from domestic employees to 80% illegal workers.

    Along with the starting pay rate

    If we grant amnesty to illegals that have committed federal crimes like illegal border crossing,

    Eluding boarder police, obtaining false identification, illegally accessing goods and service

    Such as Utilities, mortgages and bank accounts, working under assumed names, legal Hispanics harboring illegal Hispanics, driving with false drivers license

    or none at all.

    Why not grant amnesty to thousands of non violent Americans that are in prisons for possessing or selling marijuana? Their lives have been destroyed, torn away from families, ( all the excuses we hear about not deporting illegal’s) these Americans are incarcerated for years with a felony denying them the right to vote, for what probably was an act of desperation due to the lack of job opportunities in their own country.

    · Why are we shedding more tears for illegal immigrants then the above mentioned American citizens?

    · Why won’t we hold Obamas feet to the fire about this issue?

    · Are we going to let the Hispanic vote and illegal immigration dominate the agenda to the exclusion of the working poor American.

    Please check out the link below to help you understand the impact of illegal immigration on the working poor

  2. Michael L. Lofton

    January 5, 2013 at 1:01 am

    RE: “Obama’s Fiscal Cliff Deal Hurts People Earning $30,000 More Than Those Raking in Over $500,000″ – by Yvette Carnell, BlackWorldToday

    Selected comment:

    “This site leans to the anti Obama groups and Ignorant smarpotts!”-James Sartin

    -James Sartin

    More likely, taxpayers from all walks of life have good reason to have contempt for President Barack Obama and the Obama Administration because President Barack Obama and the ObamaCrap Administration have shown continuous disrespect for the oath of office and taxpaying U.S. citizens or taxpaying legal immigrants, contempt for the many individuals who are unemployed by wasting taxpayers money that could have been used to improve the economy to create private sector employment jobs to help reduce high unemployment for all U.S. citizens and legal immigrants, U.S. born descendants of slavery being inclusive.


    “Barack Obama and the Betrayal of Black America” by Chidike Okeem, June 2, 2011 and the American Thinker, December 21, 2012

    With the high unemployment that exists in the Black community, it is beyond me as to why any U.S. born black man or woman would be “High Fiving” President Barack Obama for taking very expensive vacations at taxpayers expense while untold numbers of U.S. born black men and women face becoming homeless, losing assets, etc., etc., for lack of gainful employment opportunities.

    “…Obama’s Black voters love him so much, even though Black folks have the highest unemployment rate in the nation! Black people have to get out of the habit of voting for these negro politicians because they are “black”, and not for what these negroes will do for them. Your votes count, Black people.” by Patricia Gillespie McAllister

    -Patricia Gillespie McAllister

    Amen to the power of infinity, and as you state, it is absurd that so many black voters continue to give praise to Barack Obama and other disgraceful elected black leaders who don’t have a clue to the essence of what it means to be an elected official.

  3. Michael L. Lofton

    December 27, 2012 at 12:21 am


    President Barack Obama, multiple members of the Congressional Black Caucus, other elected black leaders at the State and Local branches of government, U.S Supreme Court Clarence Thomas, etc., etc., have contempt for the sworn oath of office, the Constitution, the rule of law, and the United States of America.

    There are truly possible and legal ways to acquire assets from the affluent, a business owner, other individuals, private and public entities who or that violate the Constitutional rights of U.S. citizens and legal immigrants, that could be used for the benefit of the disenfranchised, but this requires respect for the Constitution, the “oath of office”, the rule of law, and “tort practice expertise”

    …….qualities that the Harvard Graduate President Obama, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, multiple members of the Congressional Black Caucus, other elected black leaders at the State, County, and City jurisdictions of government, fail to uphold as mandated by law and sworn under oath as elected officials or public servants.

  4. Michael L. Lofton

    December 27, 2012 at 12:18 am

    With all the criminal acts perpetrated against the law abiding U.S. born blacks by the criminal actions of police officers, other public servants, it just makes no sense that the black community continues to remain in poverty.



    YouTube: “120108 antonovich oath of office”

    Uploaded byjoycemediainc on Dec 1, 2008
    Oath of Office: “I, (President, Supreme Court Justice, Congressperson, Assemblyman, County Board of Supervisor’s Member, Mayor, City Councilperson, Judge, ), during such times as I hold the office, I, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States (the Constitution of the State of California, Maryland, Illinois, etc., etc.), against all enemies foreign (terrorist enemies of the U.S., illegal immigrants, un-American or un-Constitutional anything and everything, etc.) and domestic (treasonous individuals or organizations, any Police Chief who condones this and the Police Chief’s rogue police officers, unethical or criminal elected officials or public servants, illegal aliens or his or her advocates, un-American anything and everything), and that I will bear true faith and allegiance, to the Constitution of the United States , (State Constitution), and that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties upon which I am about to enter.”

    “There are cases where an individual has been wrongfully treated by his government and about the only way, unless the individual resorts tocourt, and even in some cases the courts are not able to give proper relief, the only area or avenue open to the individual is through his representative. When you find a bona fide error has been made, I suggest that you make a maximum effort to remedy it. This I feel is a vital and important function of those of us in the House of Representatives”.
    Authors: Donald G. Tacheron and Morris Udall, from the book entitled, “The Job of the Congressman”, pages 65 and 66.
    (The above excerpt “The Job of the Congressman” holds true for any elected office holder, and/or U.S. Citizen.)

    Article VI, USC: This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary not withstanding.
    “….Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and Members of several State legislatures (all elected officials), and all executive and judicial Officers of the United States and of the several states, Shall be bound by oath of affirmation, to support this Constitution.

    14th Amendment, USC, Section 1: “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”