Skip to comments.Obama’s Global Tax Proposal Up for Senate Vote (Obama wants $90b a year for foreign aid)
Posted on 02/12/2008 7:36:41 PM PST by Zhang Fei
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. The bill, which is item number four on the committee's business meeting agenda, passed the House by a voice vote last year because most members didn't realize what was in it. Congressional sponsors have been careful not to calculate the amount of foreign aid spending that it would require. According to the website of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, no hearings have been held on the Obama bill in that body. A release from the Obama Senate office about the bill declares, "In 2000, the U.S. joined more than 180 countries at the United Nations Millennium Summit and vowed to reduce global poverty by 2015.
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This has zero chance of passing in 08.
You can thank Rick Warren and “The Purpose Driven Scam” for this brilliant idea.
oh Boy! Global welfare checks to countries that poke us in the eye with a stick.
Therein lies the problem with Congress. Most of them are concerned with power and elections anc not representing U.S. citizens.
What is wrong with these people?
I suspect the President will veto.
If not, the revolution starts the same next day
Liberals will have the presses printing money like there is no tomorrow. Let the liberals tack on government run health care and they'll spend, spend, spend.
Cause liberals care about the chilrun and downtrodden.
Type in the words:
Anyone but America first!
into Google Images and see what you get as the first picture.
^^ And interestingly enough, you have to have SafeSearch turned off in order to see it.
Man, I am really dreading the next 4 to 8 years.
I think it’s random. If you put quotes around the phrase, you don’t get Obama’s picture as the first item.
It’s not random. You need to put it in with no quotes.
If you put it in with quotes, then it searches for that exact phrase, and you get different results. Not random, just different search criteria.
Somehow I am not impressed by Mandingo Obamas latest foible.
They can’t wait, can they.
Clinton was more or less a centrist - or as centrist as you can be among Democrats. Obama is hard left - practically a communist. An Obama administration combined with Democratic majorities in Congress will cost me $10,000 over four years, minimum. I have my doubts about McCain and Huckabee, but the tax hike plans being mulled by the Democrats leave me no choice - it's vote for the GOP nominee in the general election or cave in to armed robbery under a Democratic administration. The Democrats are now the party of the hard left.
On second thought, never mind. This is just another example of constitutionally clueless Obama spending our tax dollars using non-existent federal government powers. (fact-based corrections welcome)
This post (<-click) shows how misguided, spending-happy politicians like Obama are foolishly following in the footsteps of FDR's dirty politics. The problem with FDR is that he scandalously ignored the Founder's requirement for constitutionally enumerated federal powers in order to start his New Deal programs, particularly those powers which reasonably justify federal spending.
The people need to wise up to politicians like Obama who are ignoring their oaths to defend the Constitution, sending them home as opposed to trying to put people like him in the Oval Office.
100% chance if he’s elected in 2009.
0.7 percent of a $13T economy is about $90B a year. That's the Pentagon's annual procurement budget. That's right - we have F-15's falling out of the sky, and instead of replacing them, we're gonna hand out freebies to scum of the earth overseas who hate our guts and think we're rich because they're poor.
Sounds like it’s time for a massive opt out of paying any federal taxes by all tax payers if they force this BS down our throats.
The Republicans already do.
Why stop at $90B if it’s such a good idea? I’m sure we can find more to give away.
OTHER really STUPID people ELECTED them to positions of power over the rest of us.
Any other questions?
Let’s support the troops first.
Then we can think about things like this. I would vote no on it right now.
Democrats, now taking their war on poverty to the entire world. Think Iraq is a quagmire? What year did the war on poverty start -1964? Looking at Camden, Newark, Detroit, East St. Louis,etc.,etc..., - looks like a big success to me!
Yeah, this is the “try and make everybody like us” initiative. Good luck with that — at ANY dollar level.
The grim realization that I’m going to have to vote Queeg is starting to hit me. It feels like a flu... in my soul.
I hate this damn election.
All of this will come out in the General Election.
I’ve never read the book
Rick Warren has never impressed me
What’s it about ????
He was just on Hannity this weekend, too. I wonder if this was part of "how to get to Heaven".
Its too late, no way McCain can beat Obama, whether you or I vote for McCain or not.
This guy is dangerous. Wake up FReepers. We need to defeat this flaming liberal as much or more than Billary.
I guess I’ll have to vote for McInsane then.
Looks like Obama is not only a homegrown liberal socialist, he has extreme global ambition. LOL
I never in a million years thought I would be rooting for Hillary, but she is the much lesser of the 2 evils. We need to find something to swiftboat this marxist scum with.
It's right next to the right to an abortion.
His name should do it. Barack Hussein Obama.
I picked PDL last week, because a neighbor of mine wanted to use it as a devotional. In an attempt to “be all things to all people”, I agreed against my better judgement.
But I just couldn’t get past the first page and neither could she. It is squishy religion appealing to “feel good” theology. My purpose is to know Christ and Him crucified. It’s not about me. It’s about Jesus.
Anyway... I found a site that might interest you.
Let me guess. It’s for Africans who refuse to control their appendages.
“The grim realization that Im going to have to vote Queeg is starting to hit me. It feels like a flu... in my soul.”
We will vote for him, and I predict pray for him by Nov. Obamanation must not stand
socialist wankers like Obama and Albore and Shrillary always want to forcibly re-distribute from everyone else to fulfill their programs.....
why don’t we demand that all the Demagogues IMMEDIATELY sign a pledge (and then we use the power of the state and taxes to force them to fulfill their pledges) — the pledge will say that from now on they will devote all of THEIR income to the Global Marshall plan, except for a very modest amount we will ‘allow’ them to keep that will enable them to keep their families just above the current US poverty line. That will still be a much more comfortable standard of living than at least 1/2 of the world’s population enjoys, and the socialists can “feel good” that they have contributed so generously to worldwide socialist programs. Why don’t they ever propose that those who actually BELIEVE in funding tinpot 3rd World dictatorships and bloated international bureaucracies should be the ones to fund them?
Rick Warren is truly vile.
My thoughts exactly.
This might do the trick: http://www.freedomsenemies.com/_more/obama.htm