Monday, October 20, 2008

Obama's Global Poverty Act: Yet Another Sellout Of The American People

Just when we thought it couldn't get any worse, Barack Obama and his pals prove me wrong. This time Obama has introduced a Senate bill that basically forces the citizens of the US to pay taxes to the UN in order to fight global poverty.

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) have introduced 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. Representatives Adam Smith (D-WA) and Spencer Bachus (R-AL) sponsored the House version of the bill (H.R. 1302), which passed the House in September. [READ MORE]

On the surface this sounds like yet another liberal plan to liberate more of your hard earned money and redistribute it to the rest of the world. As if American and her citizens are not already one of, if not the leading sources of foreign aide and charity, we are now being told that we will be responsible for solving global poverty.

In the minds of some this may seem like a wonderful objective and worthy project. Helping out fellow man is always a good thing but in this case the devil is in the details.

Have you ever heard of the "Millennium Development Goal"? Given the complete inadequacy of mainstream media when it comes to reporting real news, I would not be surprised if you had not heard of the UN's "Millennium Development Goal". In a nutshell:
The "Millennium Development Goal" refers to a United Nations declaration adopted by the U.N. Millennium Assembly and Summit in 2000 that calls for "the eradication of poverty" by "redistribution (of) wealth and land," cancellation of "the debts of developing countries" and "a fair distribution of the earth's resources." The IBD reports that "The Millennium project is monitored by Jeffrey D. Sachs, a Columbia University economist. In 2005 he presented then-U.N. secretary general Kofi Annan with a 3,000-page report based on the research of 265 so-called poverty specialists. "Sachs' document criticized the U.S. for giving only $16.5 billion a year in global anti-poverty aid. He argued that we should spend an additional $30 billion a year in order to reach the 0.7% target that the U.N. set for the U.S. in 2000....Sachs said that the only way to force the U.S. to commit that much money is by a global tax, such as a tax on fossil fuels [oil, coal, natural gas]." The tax would be imposed not only on their production, but on their use, as well. Among other consequences, Americans would be impoverished for the purpose of reducing poverty abroad by 0.7 percent of the U.S.'s gross domestic product(emphasis added).

The Millennium declaration, reports IBD, also calls for a "currency transfer tax," a "tax on the rental value of land and natural resources," a "royalty on worldwide fossil energy production - oil, natural gas, coal," "fees for the commercial use of the oceans, 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." [READ MORE]

Maybe I misread the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Articles of Confederation and the Federalist Papers but nowhere in these the founding documents upon which our republic is based did I ever read of any condition under which America or her citizens would be allowed to be dictated to by by an unelected, arguably anti-American organization such as the UN.

Maybe we are as dumb as the liberals, socialists and mainstream media think we are? We keep getting slapped in the face with examples of socialist policy and yet seem prepared to either elect Obama as President, sit out the election to punish republicans, or to throw away votes on some third party candidate with absolutely no chance of winning.

We listen to flowing, almost lyrical rhetoric that says nothing but we don't ask questions.

We seem to be allowing an obviously biased mainstream media to tell us what to think and not think while we just nod and do what we're told like good little puppets.

We listen to talking heads tell us that anyone not supporting Obama is a racist and we don't stand up and defend ourselves.

We have questioned whether John McCain has the 'stones' to defend himself against the attacks and lies of the left. Perhaps the question should be do we the people have the 'stones' to defend our great republic?

There are times I wonder.


Anonymous Antielf said...

Obama wants to eradicate poverty, but only with someone else's money.

Why hasn't he helped his half-brother in Kenya that get about $12/year? He said he's "his brother's keeper."

Yet he does nothing. Yet he wants to steal our money and give it to others. Yet he wants to have the UN run the world.

No thanks.

5:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the greater danger with this is giving the UriNe any power over the American people and their tax dollars.

It is too damned bad that 9/11 didn;t take out the UriNe building instead of the WTC

12:35 AM  

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