Obama Talks Fiscal Cliff With Noted Economist Al Sharpton

Posted by on Nov 17, 2012 at 8:46 am

Obviously the president is really serious about the issue, so he’s bringing in all the heavy hitters.

Several of the participants represent faith-based groups, including Sister Simone Campbell of NETWORK, better known as the “Nun on the Bus” who advocated during election season on behalf of social justice and anti-poverty measures. Campbell said Obama pledged to work on behalf of those issues.

“He clearly understands that you can work for minimum wage and still be in poverty,” she said. “His commitment to ensuring that working class families are protected in these negotiations is really at the heart of it for us.”

The Rev. Jim Wallis of Sojourners also spoke after the meeting: “Deficits are indeed moral issues, and how you resolve them is a moral issue too. You can’t resolve a deficit by increasing poverty. So during this holiday season, we faith leaders are going to reach out as we always do to poor people. But we’re also going to say don’t do things fiscally that make the poor poorer and don’t make our job harder.”

Participants also included Ben Jealous of the NAACP, the Rev. Al Sharpton of the National Action Network, Wade Henderson of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, Deepa Iyer of the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans, Barry Rand of AARP, Barry Rand, AARP and Aaron Smith of Young Invincibles, a youth advocacy group.

I guess GOP leaders weren’t invited. Buckle up and enjoy the ride off the cliff, folks.

11 Responses to “Obama Talks Fiscal Cliff With Noted Economist Al Sharpton”

  1. Declaration of Dependence on 17/17/12 at 9:19 am

    Comrades we need you healthy and working to pay for the glorious free riders who contribute so much to the tapestry of the collective utopia.

  2. Greyburr on 17/17/12 at 7:36 pm

    Makes sense to me.Heck with the middle east heating up hourly I expect a consultation with Tiger Woods will be the next priority.

  3. Prepping on 18/18/12 at 8:16 am

    What the Fluke? The last time I saw a rogues gallery like this was on the old Batman tv show. These people don’t even have to hide their true agendas anymore. Sharpton, La Raza, Jim Wallis? We are screwed beyond belief. We are the generation that will see the death of America.

  4. Lefty Mongtard on 18/18/12 at 10:29 am

    President Hussein is the Messiah and all problems will be solved. Also the streets will be paved with gold in the post racial golden collective socialist utopia.

  5. mike191 on 18/18/12 at 12:47 pm

    Preppings’post is spot on.Moreover, how many Americans arise each day to listen to the pearls of wisdom emanated from this “mensa” collection?