Thursday, October 30, 2008

Global Poverty Act: Obama's Socialist Plan for the World

The world is on your shoulders.

Barack Obama and Joe Biden want to put your tax dollars—billions of them (about 875 billion, to be exact)—to work for the world. A grand and noble idea, you probably think, but think again about every working American, working to take care of the entire world. Ever feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders? Perhaps Obama needs to be reminded of "teach a man to fish ..." But why bother when you can just keep taxing those rich, greedy Americans. (Could you pass the caviar, Michelle? And by the way, I, too, am down with J. Crew bargains—how did you ever make People's and Vanity Fair's Best Dressed on such a modest budget?)

Cliff Kinkaid, of Accuracy in Media, wrote this in his February 12 article on Obama's "Global Tax" initiative:

A nice-sounding bill called the "Global Poverty Act," sponsored by Democratic presidential candidate and Senator Barack Obama, is up for a Senate vote on Thursday and could result in the imposition of a global tax on the United States. The bill, which has the support of many liberal religious groups, makes levels of U.S. foreign aid spending subservient to the dictates of the United Nations.

Senator Joe Biden, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has not endorsed either Senator Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton in the presidential race. But on Thursday, February 14, he is trying to rush Obama's "Global Poverty Act" (S.2433) through his committee. The legislation would commit the U.S. to spending 0.7 percent of gross national product on foreign aid, which amounts to a phenomenal 13-year total of $845 billion over and above what the U.S. already spends.

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