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Obama's foreign aid corrupts absolutely: Donald Hank rips global welfare scheme
WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 5/17/08 | Donald Hank

Posted on 05/17/2008 2:20:18 AM PDT by JohnHuang2

Conservatives know that Sen. Barack Obama has recently introduced the Global Poverty Act, which some commentators have said would bankrupt America by giving an additional 0.7 percent of GDP to Third World governments.

That may well be true.

But as in the War on Poverty, we are not debating with people who have any grasp of numbers or even reality. We are dealing with the left, whose goal is to suppress debate over wealth distribution, suggesting that anyone who opposes it is a Nazi.

So forget about whether the bill will break our bank and lead Americans into poverty. They aren't listening. Neither are many "conservatives," many of whose pastors have told them that government-enforced socialist wealth sharing (without calling it that) is Christian.

So it is futile to debate from the standpoint of harming the taxpayer. Neither the far left nor the "Christian" right will hear you.

Instead, the debate over this bill must include a component that was lacking in the debate over the War on Poverty, namely, to address the consequences to the recipients themselves.

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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obama

1 posted on 05/17/2008 2:20:19 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2

http://myviewmytake.wordpress.com/2008/02/19/barack-obamas-african-priority-global-poverty-act/

Why aren’t people talking about the Global Poverty Act (S. 2433)?
http://sayanythingblog.com/readers/entry/why_arent_people_talking_about_the_global_poverty_act_s_2433/

http://www.greatamericanjournal.com/archives/cols/Obamawantstoendworldpoverty.htm

Let’s remember how it came about
http://www.americasright.com/2008/02/obamas-global-poverty-act-rushed.html

Folks, this document cedes our authority and sovereignty on a host of issues and commits us to the treaties in the Millenium Goals... not good at all.


2 posted on 05/17/2008 3:41:00 AM PDT by AliVeritas (I'm a racist Afro-Leninist, clinging to Darwin, abortion and food stamps. I jest.)
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To: AliVeritas

That and the Millenium Act that Obamao has introduced that would sign us up for everything from Kyoto to Small Arms Treaties..

Not even Mad John has went that far, and it is still early, Obamao has even more time to effect “Change”.


3 posted on 05/17/2008 3:43:26 AM PDT by padre35 (Conservative in Exile/ Isaiah 3.3/Cry havoc and let slip the RINOS)
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To: JohnHuang2
So it is futile to debate from the standpoint of harming the taxpayer. Neither the far left nor the "Christian" right will hear you.

If that argument isn't going to work, for sure this isn't going to work either...

Now, in retrospect we know that welfare destroyed our inner cities, particularly black society, in many ways, chief of which was the monetary rewarding of irresponsible mothers who had children not out of a desire for stable families, but because child rearing was personally profitable to them, provided it was fatherless.

Regardless of whether or not the argument is true, this approach will just infuriate the left with hefty doses of "moral indignation" and the usual charges of racism.

4 posted on 05/17/2008 3:45:30 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: AliVeritas

The Global Poverty Act is an Attack on America’s Sovereignty

by John Wallace

posted 02/22/08

On September 25, 2007, the US House of Representatives passed the Global Poverty Act (HR 1302) that basically commits the U.S. to spending a minimum of 0.7 percent of its gross national product on foreign aid to developing countries. The bill was passed by a voice vote with no discussion of the effect this legislation will have on our sovereignty or the potential costs to the American taxpayers. Attempts are currently being made to push Senator Barack Obama’s version of the “Global Poverty Act” (S.2433) through the Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee, although no hearings have been scheduled. If the Global Poverty Act is passed by both houses and signed by the President, American Sovereignty would suffer another blow by making US foreign aid spending subservient to the dictates and whims of corrupt United Nations bureaucrats.

The Global Poverty Act would require the President “to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to further the United States foreign policy objective of promoting the reduction of global poverty, the elimination of extreme global poverty, and the achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goal of reducing by one-half the proportion of people worldwide, between 1990 and 2015, who live on less than $1 per day.”

While the goals of the Global Poverty Act sound laudable, the adoption of the UN supported plan will mandate the U.S. to pay 0.7 percent of its GNP in increased foreign aid spending that would add $65 billion a year to what the U.S. already spends. Over a 13-year period, from 2002 to the target year of 2015, when the U.S. is expected to meet the “Millennium Development Goals,” this will amount to $845 billion.

America is the most generous country in the world in terms of how much it spends on foreign aid, not to mention the billions of dollars donated by individual Americans through private non-profit aid organizations. Let us continue to give the people of developing countries the aid they need, but don’t give the corrupt United Nations any legal rights to tell us to whom and how much we should give.

Most of the poverty in the third world is created by corrupt governments that are oftentimes aided by corrupt UN bureaucrats. Much of the money we donate never gets to people we are supposed to be helping because of this corruption. Giving any control of our foreign aid funds to the corrupt United Nations will surely enhance, rather than reduce corruption. It will aggravate the current poverty levels, rather than reduce or eliminate them.

Americans should also be aware of another stated United Nations Millennium Development Goal that if implemented, will mandate the elimination of trading in small arms. The real goal of this particular mandate is to advance a worldwide gun control movement that ultimately will supersede the laws of all nations, including our own Second Amendment, which means nothing to the globalists at the United Nations.

Americans should not discount the growing power of international law, whether through changes in the United Nations charter and UN mandates, the World Trade Organization, Global Poverty Acts, Law of the Sea Treaty or the NAFTA and CAFTA treaties which are direct assaults on America’s sovereignty. American citizens must understand that the forces behind the new world order movement and the expansion of the United Nations powers are hostile toward our Constitution and America’s sovereignty.


5 posted on 05/17/2008 3:46:01 AM PDT by AliVeritas (I'm a racist Afro-Leninist, clinging to Darwin, abortion and food stamps. I jest.)
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To: AliVeritas

The Global Poverty Act is an Attack on America’s Sovereignty

by John Wallace

posted 02/22/08

On September 25, 2007, the US House of Representatives passed the Global Poverty Act (HR 1302) that basically commits the U.S. to spending a minimum of 0.7 percent of its gross national product on foreign aid to developing countries. The bill was passed by a voice vote with no discussion of the effect this legislation will have on our sovereignty or the potential costs to the American taxpayers. Attempts are currently being made to push Senator Barack Obama’s version of the “Global Poverty Act” (S.2433) through the Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee, although no hearings have been scheduled. If the Global Poverty Act is passed by both houses and signed by the President, American Sovereignty would suffer another blow by making US foreign aid spending subservient to the dictates and whims of corrupt United Nations bureaucrats.

The Global Poverty Act would require the President “to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to further the United States foreign policy objective of promoting the reduction of global poverty, the elimination of extreme global poverty, and the achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goal of reducing by one-half the proportion of people worldwide, between 1990 and 2015, who live on less than $1 per day.”

While the goals of the Global Poverty Act sound laudable, the adoption of the UN supported plan will mandate the U.S. to pay 0.7 percent of its GNP in increased foreign aid spending that would add $65 billion a year to what the U.S. already spends. Over a 13-year period, from 2002 to the target year of 2015, when the U.S. is expected to meet the “Millennium Development Goals,” this will amount to $845 billion.

America is the most generous country in the world in terms of how much it spends on foreign aid, not to mention the billions of dollars donated by individual Americans through private non-profit aid organizations. Let us continue to give the people of developing countries the aid they need, but don’t give the corrupt United Nations any legal rights to tell us to whom and how much we should give.

Most of the poverty in the third world is created by corrupt governments that are oftentimes aided by corrupt UN bureaucrats. Much of the money we donate never gets to people we are supposed to be helping because of this corruption. Giving any control of our foreign aid funds to the corrupt United Nations will surely enhance, rather than reduce corruption. It will aggravate the current poverty levels, rather than reduce or eliminate them.

Americans should also be aware of another stated United Nations Millennium Development Goal that if implemented, will mandate the elimination of trading in small arms. The real goal of this particular mandate is to advance a worldwide gun control movement that ultimately will supersede the laws of all nations, including our own Second Amendment, which means nothing to the globalists at the United Nations.

Americans should not discount the growing power of international law, whether through changes in the United Nations charter and UN mandates, the World Trade Organization, Global Poverty Acts, Law of the Sea Treaty or the NAFTA and CAFTA treaties which are direct assaults on America’s sovereignty. American citizens must understand that the forces behind the new world order movement and the expansion of the United Nations powers are hostile toward our Constitution and America’s sovereignty.


6 posted on 05/17/2008 3:46:28 AM PDT by AliVeritas (I'm a racist Afro-Leninist, clinging to Darwin, abortion and food stamps. I jest.)
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To: AliVeritas

“The cost in money of Obama’s Global Poverty Act is not the only problem. The bill requires the President: “acting through the Secretary of State, and in consultation with the heads of other appropriate departments and agencies of the United States Government, international organizations, international financial institutions, the governments of developing and developed countries, United States and international nongovernmental organizations, civil society organizations, and other appropriate entities, shall develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to further... the reduction of global poverty, the elimination of extreme global poverty, and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goal.”

“In 2000 the United Nations established a “Millennium Development Goal” (referred to in the Global Poverty Act) having among its provisions: a “currency transfer tax,” (a tax imposed on companies and individuals who must exchange dollars for foreign currency); a “tax on the rental value of land and natural resources”; “royalty on worldwide fossil energy projection — oil, natural gas, coal”; “fees for the commercial use of the oceans and fees for airplane use of the skies”, fees for use of the electromagnetic spectrum”, “fees on foreign exchange transactions”, and a “tax on the carbon content of fuels”.”

That’ll go over well in the heartland.


7 posted on 05/17/2008 3:54:26 AM PDT by DugwayDuke (A true patriot will do anything to keep a Democrat out of the White House.)
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To: JohnHuang2
Conservatives know that Sen. Barack Obama has recently introduced the Global Poverty Act, which some commentators have said would bankrupt America by giving an additional 0.7 percent of GDP to Third World governments.

Obama simply wants to continue the Global Welfare programs of Bush-Clinton-Bush.

Lots of graft to be skimmed from giving other people's money away by the gazillions.

8 posted on 05/17/2008 4:04:45 AM PDT by meadsjn (Socialists promote man's exploitation of man; Free Traitors promote just the opposite.)
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To: AliVeritas; george76; LucyT

http://sayanythingblog.com/readers/entry/why_arent_people_talking_about_the_global_poverty_act_s_2433/

“...The Scarey part of the bill is this:

In addition to seeking to eradicate poverty, that declaration commits nations to banning “small arms and light weapons” and ratifying a series of treaties, including the International Criminal Court Treaty, the Kyoto Protocol (global warming treaty), the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The Millennium Declaration also affirms the U.N. as “the indispensable common house of the entire human family, through which we will seek to realize our universal aspirations for peace, cooperation and development.” ...


You’ll have to ask the UN if you want to blow your nose. You cannot allow this to happen!


9 posted on 05/17/2008 4:05:24 AM PDT by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: JohnHuang2

In the WSJ a while back there was an article about food aid to countries in Africa. Even if it is distributed to people who need it and not dictator thugs in charge, there is a cost to the farmers in the country trying to make a living. As one black farmer was quoted in the WSJ, “You can’t compete with free.”


10 posted on 05/17/2008 4:20:06 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: JohnHuang2
Neither are many "conservatives," many of whose pastors have told them that government-enforced socialist wealth sharing (without calling it that) is Christian.

E V A N G E L I C A L S

11 posted on 05/17/2008 4:20:23 AM PDT by johnny7
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To: AliVeritas

This is unbelievable.


12 posted on 05/17/2008 4:50:23 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name after Harper's election?)
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To: All

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13 posted on 05/17/2008 6:03:36 AM PDT by cyberella
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To: JohnHuang2

bookmark


14 posted on 05/17/2008 12:41:33 PM PDT by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/Ron_Paul_2008.htm)
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To: JohnHuang2

Ah! I think I understand the problem here. We’re simply not taking B.O. at his word. When he says Global Poverty Act he means just that - global poverty!


15 posted on 05/17/2008 12:45:52 PM PDT by the anti-liberal (Write in: Fred Thompson)
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To: AliVeritas; SunkenCiv; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Beckwith

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2017273/replies?c=5

The Global Poverty Act is an Attack on America’s Sovereignty

AliVeritas, has this been posted as a thread?


16 posted on 05/17/2008 4:59:45 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: Fred Nerks

Yikes...


17 posted on 05/17/2008 7:50:16 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

http://www.aim.org/aim-column/media-target-mccain-to-help-obama/

“...Why the media black-out on this bill? Is this not something we should begin talking about? After all, it’s on the verge of passing the full Senate and becoming law...”


Can you throw some light on this?


18 posted on 05/17/2008 8:18:58 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: Fred Nerks
Yes...See this FR thread:

Spitting on Americans: Newsweek, New York Times, Liberals Want Obama in The White House;

19 posted on 05/17/2008 8:27:28 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Fred Nerks
See Obama's Website:

Obama, Hagel, Cantwell, Smith Hail Committee Passage of the Global Poverty Act

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Printable Format

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Michael Ortiz (Obama), Jordan Stark (Hagel), Ciaran Clayton (Cantwell), or Derrick Crowe (Smith)

Legislation would aim to cut extreme global poverty in half by 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Barack Obama (D-IL), Chuck Hagel (R-NE), and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA) today hailed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's passage of the Global Poverty Act (S.2433), which requires the President to develop and implement a comprehensive policy to cut extreme global poverty in half by 2015 through aid, trade, debt relief, and coordination with the international community, businesses and NGOs. This legislation was introduced in December. Smith and Congressman Spencer Bachus (R-AL) sponsored the House version of the bill (H.R. 1302), which passed the House last September.

"With billions of people living on just dollars a day around the world, global poverty remains one of the greatest challenges and tragedies the international community faces," said Senator Obama. "It must be a priority of American foreign policy to commit to eliminating extreme poverty and ensuring every child has food, shelter, and clean drinking water. As we strive to rebuild America's standing in the world, this important bill will demonstrate our promise and commitment to those in the developing world. Our commitment to the global economy must extend beyond trade agreements that are more about increasing corporate profits than about helping workers and small farmers everywhere. I commend Chairman Biden and Ranking Member Lugar for supporting this bill and moving it forward quickly."

"Poverty, hunger, and disease will be among the most serious challenges confronting the world in the 21st century," Senator Hagel said. "This legislation provides the President of the United States the framework and resources to help implement a comprehensive policy to reduce global poverty. It is the human condition that has always driven the great events of history. This is a responsibility of all citizens of the world."

"Global poverty directly impacts our national security. We must rally private sector and government resources to eliminate extreme global poverty and to fight global disease." said Senator Cantwell. "With more than 1.1 billion men, women and children throughout the world living on less than $1 a day, it is of the utmost importance to make sure these people get the help they need and push for sustainable economic growth. We need to do more to save lives in the poorest countries and extend our hand to people in need."

"Global poverty is one of the greatest moral and security challenges facing the world today. Nearly 2.7 billion people live on less than $2 a day and close to a billion live on less than $1 a day. This bill represents a major advance in our effort to address global poverty. After introducing this measure in the House for the past several years, I am pleased to see the Senate Foreign Relations Committee take significant steps toward its final passage," Congressman Smith said.

For years, America has committed to improving the lives of the world's poorest people. In 2000, the U.S. joined more than 180 countries at the United Nations Millennium Summit and vowed to reduce global poverty by 2015. We are halfway towards this deadline, and it is time the United States makes it a priority of our foreign policy to meet this goal and help those who are struggling day to day.

The Global Poverty Act:

The legislation is supported by a broad range of groups, including Bread for the World, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, CARE, Oxfam America, Habitat for Humanity International, National Wildlife Federation, Sierra Club, United Church of Christ, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the Borgen Project, United Methodist General Board of Church and Society, RESULTS, Micah Challenge USA, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

20 posted on 05/17/2008 8:41:49 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

thanks.


21 posted on 05/17/2008 9:00:10 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: Fred Nerks
Thanks Fred, and for this link in mail.
22 posted on 05/17/2008 9:46:52 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______________________Profile updated Monday, April 28, 2008)
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