Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Obama and His Global Poverty Bill

Senator Obama wants to tie the U.S. into spending millions, if not billions, on Global Poverty. His Senate Bill S-2433, along with the already passed House version, never mentions the money involved, and for good reason. They don’t want anyone to know how much the money would be. The attempt at hiding the money in this Bill is ingenious to say the least. However, it is outright prevaricate, for it certainly took some maneuvering and underhanded thinking on the part of Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) in his HR 1302 and by Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) in his S2433 to come up with the idea.

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.


Anonymous said...


These Pols are suckers for " feel good " bills and don't do the required homework. Besides

the media loves Obama

and unless he is caught in bed with a 13 year old boy or a $5,000.00 per hour ho they won't expose hiis shaddy past or or his liberal record

Ticker said...

Fred you know that being a democrat and doing those things just makes you a "rock star". Remember. It also endears them with the left since they will always claim that the poor souls are victims of right wing attack dogs.

Bubba said...

"It also endears them with the left since they will always claim that the poor souls are victims of right wing attack dogs."

Yes, indeed.

It's all the fault of our Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, right?

The tin foil beanie with spinning propeller crowd is simply amazing, aren't they?

Ticker said...

"The tin foil beanie with spinning propeller crowd" - Bubba

Bubba , you must be talking about those freedom loving, defenders of free speech known as the coneheads!

Anthony said...

"Coneheads", eh? Is that what passes for "civilly (politely, courteously)"?

Anyway, it's interesting to see that you're still trying to claim that the global poverty bill gives away our sovereignty and legally ties us to a specific amount of money, despite our past discussion about it.

Let's look at it from a more practical standpoint: Say the bill passes. It requires the President to lay out a plan to try to reduce global poverty. Let's say that the President comes up with a plan that only uses 0.3% of our GNP. What mechanism would be used to enforce the 0.7% that you claim is required? Who exactly would force the plan to be revised, and by what method would they require that revision?