Much has been said about Barack Hussein Obama II’s lack of experience. Many people are hard-pressed to actually name Barack’s accomplishments in Federal Government. However, There is one bill that Barack has sponsored which reveals what “CHANGE” Barack wants to bring to this country: Obama’s Global Poverty Act:
Title: A bill to 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 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.
Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack [IL] (introduced 12/7/2007)
This bill is one of the most radically Communist bills ever introduced in the U.S. Congress:
- It carries a price tag of $845 billion of American taxpayers’ money. The U.S. already spends $16.3 billion on foreign aid per year. The Obama bill calls for an additional $845 billion to be spent over 13 years. This amounts to a tax of over $2,000 per American taxpayer.
- History tells us that exporting large amounts of money to third-world countries has little effect on eradicating world hunger and poverty. Foreign aid dollars very often end up lining the pockets of those developing nations’ corrupt dictators. One recent example of this was the infamous Oil-for-Food scandal, where the UN’s humanitarian aid program ended up with Saddam Hussein pocketing billions.
- It is part of a much larger UN scheme. The Global Poverty Act is simply a first step in adopting the provisions outlined in the UN’s Millennium Development Goals , which includes additional assaults on Americans’ wallets in the form of “currency transfer taxes,” “fees for commercial use of the oceans,” and “taxes on the carbon content of fuels,” just to name a few.
Rumors have been circulating around Capitol Hill that a few far-left groups have renewed their surge and have begun lobbying full force for this bill. The bill has already passed out of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee without any public hearings, and it also passed the House earlier this year. It is important to note that both of these votes were “voice votes”, which was a deliberate strategy of the congressional majority so that no record would be kept of those who voted in favor of this problematic bill. In the last week alone, four more Senators have joined as co-sponsors of the bill, Hillary Clinton being among them:
Sen Kohl, Herb [WI] – 7/15/2008
Sen Clinton, Hillary Rodham [NY] – 7/15/2008
Sen Cardin, Benjamin L. [MD] – 7/15/2008
Sen Lautenberg, Frank R. [NJ] – 7/16/2008
This bill currently has 27 Senate cosponsors and would commit the United States to spending 0.7 percent of its gross national product (GNP) on foreign aid, over and above what we already spend. The bill references the United Nations’ Millennium Declaration (from 2000) which calls for countries to dramatically increase aid and sign onto many dangerous treaties, including the International Criminal Court, the Kyoto Protocol, CEDAW, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
While the goals of Communism sound altruistic at first, Communism always produces a lower (not higher) standard of living for people.