It’s time to start unmasking Barack Obama, for the man and for the type of President he would become. We’ve been paying attention for the past few months to the Republican fight for the nomination. We’ve been paying attention to the absolute horror that is Hillary Clinton. Well, now it’s time to pay attention to Barack Obama and his extreme liberalism lunacy. First up is a bill that he is trying to get passed in the Senate that will add over $845 billion to our already generous donation to the United Nations over a 13 year period. All in the name of “global poverty.”
Many Americans were alerted to the legislation by a report from Cliff Kincaid at Accuracy in Media. He published a critique asserting that while the Global Poverty Act sounds nice, the adoption could “result in the imposition of a global tax on the United States” and would make levels “of U.S. foreign aid spending subservient to the dictates of the United Nations.”
He said the legislation, if approved, dedicates 0.7 percent of the U.S. gross national product to foreign aid, which over 13 years he said would amount to $845 billion “over and above what the U.S. already spends.”
The plan passed the House in 2007 “because most members didn’t realize what was in it,” Kincaid reported. “Congressional sponsors have been careful not to calculate the amount of foreign aid spending that it would require.”
A statement from Obama’s office this week noted the support offered by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
“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,” Obama said. “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.
And do you know how we generous Americans will be paying for this? How about by a global tax on “carbon-emitting fossil fuels”. You know, something like gasoline.
And the only way to raise that funding, Sachs confirms, “is through a global tax, preferably on carbon-emitting fossil fuels,” Kincaid writes.
On the forum run by Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, one writer reported estimates of taxes from 35 cents to $1 dollar a gallon on gasoline would be needed.
“This is disgusting, sickening and angers me to the depths of my soul,” the forum author wrote. “Obama wants us to support the world. I wonder how they intend to eliminate poverty. Most of the money always winds up in some dictator hands and in the U.N. coffers.”
The bill is called: The Global Poverty Act
Just some tidbits from the the official press release:
* Declares it official U.S. policy to promote the reduction of global poverty, the elimination of extreme global poverty, and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goal of cutting extreme global poverty in half by 2015.
* Requires the President to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to carry out that policy.
* Includes guidelines for what the strategy should include - from aid, trade, and debt relief, to working with the international community, businesses and NGOs, to ensuring environmental sustainability.
* Requires that the President’s strategy include specific and measurable goals, efforts to be undertaken, benchmarks, and timetables.
* Requires the President to report back to Congress on progress made in the implementation of the global poverty strategy.
I love how it “requires” the President to report back to Congress on global poverty. I’m sorry, but, I did not realize it was the United States job to solve the poverty problems throughout the world.
What about the poverty problems in the United States? What about New Orleans? What about the Bronx? What about Detroit? What about ….well, you catch my drift. I’m not advocating paying out or raising taxes for anyone. But, why is it that you never hear any of our “leaders” talk about solving our OWN issues rather than the issues of another part of the world?
Why should we be beholden to the United Nations, who by the way is one of the most corrupt institutions on the planet. But, that’s for another day. We already give way too much money to the U.N. How much does China give? How much does Russia give? Yeah, I thought so. The world can’t stand us, supposedly, but, whenever they need money or help, guess who’s there to help? The United States.
I think the time has come to start passing on all of this nonsense and start taking care of ourselves. Any of the loonly leftists who can’t handle it, can go move somewhere else. I’m an American and I intend on staying that way. Not some North American Union citizen or some nonsense like that.