Saturday, August 2, 2008

House Republicans Tricked Into Supporting Obama Aid Measure

Senator Barack Obama's foreign aid proposal ought to be enough to dissuade any conservative bolter. Unsurprisingly, the M-S-M has not emphasized it enough.

On February 12, Cliff Kincaid of Accurary in Media (AIM) reported that Joe Biden and the Senate have supported Barack Obama's "Global Poverty Act", which has received too little attention from television and M-S-M sources. According to Kincaid, 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."

Kincaid notes that:

"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."

Contrairiimarie just forwarded the following excerpt from a July 29, 2008 Investors' Business Daily article:

"A plan by Barack Obama to redistribute American wealth on a global level is moving forward in the Senate...if the Global Poverty Act (S. 2433) he has sponsored becomes law, which is almost certain if he wins in November, we're also going to be taxpayers of the world... Obama's Global Poverty Act offers us a global socialist destiny we do not want...It calls for the 'eradication of poverty' in part through the 'redistribution (of) wealth of land' and 'a fair distribution of the earth's resources.' In other words: American resources...Obama's bill would force U.S. taxpayers to fork over 0.7% of our gross domestic product every year to fund a global war on poverty...During a time of economic uncertainty, the plan would cost every American taxpayer around $2,500."

Kincaid of AIM adds:

"The House version (H.R. 1302), sponsored by Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.), had only 84 co-sponsors before it was suddenly brought up on the House floor last September 25 and was passed by voice vote. House Republicans were caught off-guard, unaware that the pro-U.N. measure committed the U.S. to spending hundreds of billions of dollars."

Can we not ask a little honesty of Mr. Obama, who seems to put little stock in openness or truthfulness, but asks us to rely on his good faith and judgment in increasing taxes to ever greater heights for his bird-brained, social democratic schemes?


Raquel Okyay said...

You are right, the MSM are ignoring this story. Why? Because it is absolutely ridiculous. This is redistribution of wealth, hands down. And it is not about giving Americans hand outs, but the whole world too!

Global poverty is an issue to be concerned about. It is usually corrupt governments that contribute to this situation.

Effecting real change in these countries is the way to go, not by letting the UN take our money and then give it away.

Mitchell Langbert said...

RO is perspicacious as usual.