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.
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