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Obama’s Global Tax Proposal Up for Senate Vote (Obama wants $90b a year for foreign aid)
Accuracy in Media ^ | 2/12/2008 | Cliff Kincaid

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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Obama hasn't even become president yet, and he's already looking to pick our pockets big time. Talk about the audacity of hope...
1 posted on 02/12/2008 7:36:48 PM PST by Zhang Fei
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To: Zhang Fei
Preemptive theft...that is change!
2 posted on 02/12/2008 7:38:08 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Zhang Fei

happy America?


3 posted on 02/12/2008 7:38:52 PM PST by Blogger (Propheteuon.com)
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To: Zhang Fei

This has zero chance of passing in 08.


4 posted on 02/12/2008 7:39:42 PM PST by bill1952 (I will vote for McCain if he resigns his Senate seat before this election.)
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To: Zhang Fei

You can thank Rick Warren and “The Purpose Driven Scam” for this brilliant idea.

We doomed!!!


5 posted on 02/12/2008 7:41:47 PM PST by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: Army Air Corps

oh Boy! Global welfare checks to countries that poke us in the eye with a stick.

Obamacide!


6 posted on 02/12/2008 7:42:14 PM PST by Rodm (Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings)
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To: Zhang Fei
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.

Therein lies the problem with Congress. Most of them are concerned with power and elections anc not representing U.S. citizens.

7 posted on 02/12/2008 7:43:06 PM PST by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote!)
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To: Zhang Fei

What is wrong with these people?


8 posted on 02/12/2008 7:43:22 PM PST by HonestConservative (Fight to get back our toilets; today your toilets, tomorrow, your cars)
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To: raybbr

I suspect the President will veto.

If not, the revolution starts the same next day


9 posted on 02/12/2008 7:44:36 PM PST by HonestConservative (Fight to get back our toilets; today your toilets, tomorrow, your cars)
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To: Zhang Fei
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.

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.

10 posted on 02/12/2008 7:47:42 PM PST by A message
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To: bill1952
Just what until the radical socialist gets into office thanks the idiots who can ever ever vote for McCain .
This will be the first of many radical laws such as massive wealth redistribution, black reparations, dismantle the military, free pot and cocaine.
11 posted on 02/12/2008 7:49:18 PM PST by ncalburt
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To: Zhang Fei

Type in the words:
Anyone but America first!
into Google Images and see what you get as the first picture.


12 posted on 02/12/2008 7:49:37 PM PST by RepublitarianRoger2
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To: RepublitarianRoger2

^^ 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.


13 posted on 02/12/2008 7:52:57 PM PST by RepublitarianRoger2
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To: RepublitarianRoger2

I think it’s random. If you put quotes around the phrase, you don’t get Obama’s picture as the first item.


14 posted on 02/12/2008 7:54:35 PM PST by Zhang Fei
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To: Zhang Fei

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.


15 posted on 02/12/2008 7:55:44 PM PST by RepublitarianRoger2
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To: Zhang Fei
Boy , 9- billion a year? That will seriously line the pockets of corrupt African politicians and petty dictators ( like Odinga)on the take, and also provide the DNC Jefferson/Africa like kick back payments to DNC coffers!

Somehow I am not impressed by Mandingo Obamas latest foible.

16 posted on 02/12/2008 7:58:13 PM PST by Candor7 (Fascism? All it takes is for good men to say nothing.)
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To: holdonnow

They can’t wait, can they.


17 posted on 02/12/2008 7:58:45 PM PST by HonestConservative (Fight to get back our toilets; today your toilets, tomorrow, your cars)
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To: RepublitarianRoger2
Man, I am really dreading the next 4 to 8 years.

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.

18 posted on 02/12/2008 8:00:24 PM PST by Zhang Fei
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To: Zhang Fei; All
Will somebody please tell me what article, section and clause of the federal Constitution authorizes federal lawmakers to spend money on foreign aid in the first place?

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.

19 posted on 02/12/2008 8:00:49 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: bill1952

100% chance if he’s elected in 2009.


20 posted on 02/12/2008 8:03:45 PM PST by Perdogg (Vice President Richard B Cheney - A National Treasure)
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To: Candor7
Boy , 9- billion a year?

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.

21 posted on 02/12/2008 8:04:37 PM PST by Zhang Fei
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To: Zhang Fei

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.


22 posted on 02/12/2008 8:10:29 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a 2nd BCT 10th Mountain Soldier home after 15 months in the Triangle of death)
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To: A message

The Republicans already do.


23 posted on 02/12/2008 8:10:52 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Guns themselves are fairly robust; their chief enemies are rust and politicians) (NRA)
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To: Zhang Fei
Global Marshall Plan
24 posted on 02/12/2008 8:11:11 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: Zhang Fei

Why stop at $90B if it’s such a good idea? I’m sure we can find more to give away.


25 posted on 02/12/2008 8:11:42 PM PST by ToastedHead
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To: HonestConservative

OTHER really STUPID people ELECTED them to positions of power over the rest of us.

Any other questions?


26 posted on 02/12/2008 8:11:56 PM PST by Dick Bachert
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To: Zhang Fei

Let’s support the troops first.

Then we can think about things like this. I would vote no on it right now.


27 posted on 02/12/2008 8:14:14 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Zhang Fei

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!


28 posted on 02/12/2008 8:15:09 PM PST by pineybill (`)
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To: Zhang Fei

Yeah, this is the “try and make everybody like us” initiative. Good luck with that — at ANY dollar level.


29 posted on 02/12/2008 8:16:54 PM PST by alancarp (How many millions have to break a law before it's inconvenient to enforce?)
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To: RepublitarianRoger2

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.


30 posted on 02/12/2008 8:25:28 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (getting a serious antichrist vibe...)
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To: Zhang Fei

All of this will come out in the General Election.


31 posted on 02/12/2008 8:27:28 PM PST by no dems (Political Correctness is Fascism.)
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To: Jo Nuvark

I’ve never read the book

Rick Warren has never impressed me

What’s it about ????


32 posted on 02/12/2008 8:28:05 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Jo Nuvark; WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
You can thank Rick Warren and “The Purpose Driven Scam” for this brilliant idea.

He was just on Hannity this weekend, too. I wonder if this was part of "how to get to Heaven".

33 posted on 02/12/2008 8:29:49 PM PST by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
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.>>>>>>>>>>

Its too late, no way McCain can beat Obama, whether you or I vote for McCain or not.

34 posted on 02/12/2008 8:30:37 PM PST by Candor7 (Fascism? All it takes is for good men to say nothing.)
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To: Zhang Fei

This guy is dangerous. Wake up FReepers. We need to defeat this flaming liberal as much or more than Billary.


35 posted on 02/12/2008 8:34:03 PM PST by gpapa (Kill the terrorists, protect the borders, punch the hippies)
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To: Zhang Fei

I guess I’ll have to vote for McInsane then.


36 posted on 02/12/2008 8:37:30 PM PST by omega4179 (Year of the Rat, and the Rino!)
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To: Zhang Fei

Looks like Obama is not only a homegrown liberal socialist, he has extreme global ambition. LOL


37 posted on 02/12/2008 8:41:20 PM PST by Reagan Man (McCain Wants My Conservative Vote --- EARN IT or NO DEAL !!!)
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To: Candor7

I know.


38 posted on 02/12/2008 8:44:23 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
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To: gpapa

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.


39 posted on 02/12/2008 8:45:04 PM PST by Merlinator (Iraq will be a success story...that is the real "inconvenient truth" for the dems in 2008)
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To: Amendment10
Will somebody please tell me what article, section and clause of the federal Constitution authorizes federal lawmakers to spend money on foreign aid in the first place?

It's right next to the right to an abortion.

40 posted on 02/12/2008 8:47:04 PM PST by FatherofFive (Choose life!)
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To: Zhang Fei

41 posted on 02/12/2008 8:50:30 PM PST by oldleft
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To: Merlinator

His name should do it. Barack Hussein Obama.


42 posted on 02/12/2008 8:55:23 PM PST by gpapa (Kill the terrorists, protect the borders, punch the hippies)
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To: Tennessee Nana; Das Outsider; Star Traveler

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.

http://www.rapidnet.com/~jbeard/bdm/exposes/warren/scripture.htm


43 posted on 02/12/2008 8:56:01 PM PST by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: Zhang Fei

Let me guess. It’s for Africans who refuse to control their appendages.


44 posted on 02/12/2008 8:57:58 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

“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.”

We will vote for him, and I predict pray for him by Nov. Obamanation must not stand


45 posted on 02/12/2008 8:58:02 PM PST by lookout88 (Combat search and rescue officer's dad.)
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To: sageb1

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?


46 posted on 02/12/2008 9:03:33 PM PST by Enchante (Hillary Clinton: As a little girl near Chicago I always dreamed of the NY Giants in the SuperBowl!!)
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To: Zhang Fei
the imposition of a global tax on the United States

Anybody STILL wants to pull a lever for Obama? You might just get him as your next President.
47 posted on 02/12/2008 9:03:58 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Tim 1:4; Gal 1:6-10; 1Cor 2:2; Matthew 22:30; Mark 12:25; Luke 20:34-35; 2Thess 2:11; Jude 1:3)
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To: G8 Diplomat

We need your Obamanation / abomination graphic here, post haste


48 posted on 02/12/2008 9:05:32 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Tim 1:4; Gal 1:6-10; 1Cor 2:2; Matthew 22:30; Mark 12:25; Luke 20:34-35; 2Thess 2:11; Jude 1:3)
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To: Jo Nuvark
You can thank Rick Warren and “The Purpose Driven Scam” for this brilliant idea.

Rick Warren is truly vile.

49 posted on 02/12/2008 9:05:55 PM PST by montag813
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To: Merlinator
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.

My thoughts exactly.

This might do the trick: http://www.freedomsenemies.com/_more/obama.htm

50 posted on 02/12/2008 9:09:17 PM PST by Marathoner
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