Democratic reaction to GOP presidential debate
Rep. James Clyburn weighs in
- Duration 5:34
- Date Jan 17, 2012
Rep. James Clyburn weighs in
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It was GOP front runner Mitt Romney who drew the most -- last night's debate take a listen in one instance Newt Gingrich re focused his attacks.
On the president however.
Drawing a distinction between him and the Republican hopefuls.
-- -- -- Barack Obama and the five of us who we actually think work is good.
Saying to somebody I'll help you if you're willing to help yourself.
-- by the best food stamp president in American history.
To maximize dependency.
Is terrible for the future of this country.
Joining us how to react this is the democratic leader in South Carolina congressman James Cliburn congressman thanks for joining us so.
Violence must -- -- do you have a problem with the assessment calling President Obama food stamp president.
Well on this I would -- this story.
Hours have a problem went in about it denigrates another person.
And to say those kinds of things about the president of the United States.
I think not all that tries to -- the office itself.
But also denigrates those people.
Who find themselves in the the -- represented well what what's denigrating about calling in the food stamp president he is.
The leaders is not -- -- largest white its expansion of the food food stamp program in American history.
The simply because.
He has also inherited.
The biggest economic problem threats since 1912 and that if you got two point one billion people.
-- their jobs in the last -- -- days.
But the Bush Administration.
They are going to fly and a way to try to eat.
While -- try to recover from that -- -- doesn't Obama because it was in office.
He cannot make a point -- when mr.
Obama took office the duration on unemployment benefits was nineteen weeks.
The last month that -- bureau labor statistics came on said it's over forty weeks it's more than doubled over three years -- -- of an Obama termed it.
Apparently isn't going in the right direction.
Once again let's talk about how many people -- need of food stamps at the time.
Franklin Roosevelt took office fact of the matter is.
This man inherited an economy that was going into the -- you know that everybody knows that and what he had to do with stabilize.
-- various safety commented before you -- it but issued an economy recovers is like in about a drawn into an emergency room.
Yeah I'll try to apply.
-- a -- reverend it to a sick patient you first try to stabilize the patient.
And then you try attendance serve an annual hopefully -- the violence I do you and it's not just the last family is.
And destabilizing its members but when you can't get them back afterward but that was just make sure but certainly not -- him on the tables and now we have experienced in Iraq.
22 consecutive -- you of job growth -- certainly using your analogy of the hospital at some point when the medicine you're giving the patient is in stabilizing the patient.
Then maybe try something else -- we get it change topics a little bit.
You yourself compared Romney's work at Bain Capital to Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme take a listen.
I have no problem.
With Mitt Romney or anybody else.
-- -- millions or even billions.
What my problem is.
-- it if you crust -- things done in the name of capitalism.
And then he calls it being envious I don't think in about there was envious.
All -- rule fearful of being in the envious when -- full of failed to question.
What Bernard Madoff was -- -- He did all -- in the name of capitalism.
-- how can you compare one man who stole money from innocent investors to mr.
Was part of it back capitalist legal system that -- frankly try to create and fixed jobs and then affects companies and create jobs.
Look what I also brought about stand by about emphatically.
And I'll say -- again.
The fact of the matter is just because you do something in the name of capitalism.
Didn't mean that what you -- -- is it ethical thing to do.
I grew up in a -- I saw a lot of things done in the name of religion.
Which was not okay -- Okay so it's okay I -- this every minute that they're -- If you don't agree with what mr.
Romney did at Bain Capital that's one issue but comparing him to -- who stole 65 billion dollars is gonna spend spend the rest of his life in jail.
I think that's an unfair comparison now I've -- He compared him -- -- he is coordinate envious when we question what -- -- Someone -- -- question what Madoff was -- Maybe they were afraid -- Libyan envious of being accused of -- and India's so they didn't question him if they had questioned them.
Then we've been out of head this tremendous loss in people's.
And portfolios the fact of the matter is.
We can question -- problem there and we will.
I didn't think about what -- -- that -- -- something about what he did not adjust out seventeen Alberta.
Jobs lost in the commuted it why he in this product pocket that minor represented vibrant -- back -- it.
What -- -- who wanted to give us some of their profit to keep the company alive and we got to go sir thank you very much for joining us this morning.
Well thank you so much for having me.