April 4th, 2008
11:00 AM ET
15 years ago

Clinton to propose 'Poverty Czar'

During her speech in Memphis later Friday, Hillary Clinton will announce the creation of a new cabinet position if she becomes president to deal with poverty.

The cabinet member will be called the "Poverty Czar."

Filed under: Hillary Clinton
soundoff (133 Responses)
  1. LifeLongDemocrat

    Sounds like LBJs "Great Society".

    April 4, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  2. Bing Reyes

    America is so lost, I could not believe what I am reading. . . America, your stars are not that attractive anymore. At this point, I don.t think any of the three contenders can unite America. So, Good Luck Big Brother Joes.

    April 4, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  3. Damian

    Good for her. Yes, it will appeal to Edwards and his supporters and it does not matter. At least Edwards will have an impacting role in a Clinton Administration.

    April 4, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  4. RRH, Connecticut

    This is attempt number five.
    Why be hateful because a person who has devoted their life to the under served, has a great idea to appoint a czar to identify poverty and how we can lift folks out. Why be nasty with your comments when it's fact she has devoted her life's work to help those who don't have a voice. Stop being nasty and be grateful someone is willing to do what no one else has thought of.

    April 4, 2008 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  5. Public eye

    Hillary, stop playing Barbie and Ken's Dream House with the American people. We have some serious work that needs to be done. Put your tiara away and go clean your room.

    April 4, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  6. Emma

    Czar of what! Senator Clinton will say anything to get elected or get the endorsement of Edwards. Edwards has 28 pledged delegates and half of them have already announced their support of Senator Obama.

    When you have nothing else to offer as a bribe, well let's create a new cabinet position, CZAR of POVERTY! Well Edwards can take on this responsibility after he gets his $200 haircut, or was that $400?

    April 4, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  7. Ratgurl

    First concentrate on getting the nomination – you're not even the nominee.

    Can you say "putting the cart before the horse"?

    April 4, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  8. cromwell

    If Senator Hillary had had a little judgment , she would have thought that billions of money spent in Iraq would have been very useful to use in her new program against poverty! Not only in USA, but all over the world. Instead she decided to turn off her judgment.


    April 4, 2008 11:34 pm at 11:34 pm |
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