The claim that there is no money provided for in this Bill is partially true in that it never directly mentions the money needed to fund this act. However, if one reads the U.N. Millennium Development Goals as set forth by Jeffery Sachs, it is easy to find out where the money is hidden.
The Democrat leadership in the Senate has attempted to “fast track” this Bill as was done in the House, but it seems that a few GOP Senators were smart enough to have done their homework after the House fiasco. Of course, we find all kinds of “conservative“ Senators singing the praises of this Bill, but we have to remember that this is election year, and who would want to be accused of not caring for a “poor starving child.” Well, it is not true. A vote against this Bill would not be a vote against “poor starving children.” It would be a vote in retaining the sovereignty of the United States and not giving it to the UN in small bits and pieces as we have done over the past 50-plus years. However, the Leftists in this country will scream that we can spend billions on a war in Iraq but not a few paltry billion on “starving children.” Again, that is a deception and a good one, for certainly the conservatives who had not done their homework in the House were caught in this web of deceipt woven by the House Democrats in order to look good during election time.
The U.S. is the most generous country in the world in their giving to poor nations. Of the $122.8 billion in foreign aid provided by Americans in 2005 (the most current data available), $95.5 billion, or 79 percent, came from private foundations, corporations, voluntary organizations, universities, religious organizations and individuals, says the annual Index of Global Philanthropy.
Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson makes a very well stated argument against this Bill and tells the pitfalls that politicians face if they stand against it. As it stands now, the Bill is being stalled, as mentioned above, by a handful of GOP Senators who have had the good sense to do their homework and also to stop this being used as a political tool in favor of Sen. Obama and against the GOP.
The Senator from Illinois, as well as the rest of the Senators in this country, would do well to read Dr. Hendrickson’s article. I do not hold out a great deal of hope that this will be done by the Senator and certainly not by those who have become Obamaized.
By posting this, at least a few will know and understand the meaning of this horrendous Bill and how, little by little, the Leftists in this country have been giving away the sovereignty of the United States.
*Hat tip to Fred Gregory.