B. Hussein Obama and the Global Poverty "Tax"

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by av8torntn, May 3, 2008.

  1. av8torntn

    av8torntn Well-Known Member

    Looks like it may finally make it to the floor of the Senate.

    http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=s110-2433

    • (1) Continued investment or involvement in existing United States initiatives related to international poverty reduction, such as the United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act of 2003 (22 U.S.C. 7601 et seq.), the Millennium Challenge Act of 2003 (22 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.), and trade preference programs for developing countries, such as the African Growth and Opportunity Act (19 U.S.C. 3701 et seq.).
      (2) Improving the effectiveness of development assistance and making available additional overall United States assistance levels as appropriate.
      (3) Enhancing and expanding debt relief as appropriate.
      (4) Leveraging United States trade policy where possible to enhance economic development prospects for developing countries.
      (5) Coordinating efforts and working in cooperation with developed and developing countries, international organizations, and international financial institutions.
      (6) Mobilizing and leveraging the participation of businesses, United States and international nongovernmental organizations, civil society, and public-private partnerships.

      (7) Coordinating the goal of poverty reduction [Struck out->]with other development goals, such as combating the spread of preventable diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, increasing access to potable water and basic sanitation, reducing hunger and malnutrition, and improving access to and quality of education at all levels regardless of gender.
      [<-Struck out] with the other internationally recognized Millennium Development Goals, including eradicating extreme hunger and reducing hunger and malnutrition, achieving universal education, promoting gender equality and empowering women, reducing child mortality, improving maternal health, combating the spread of preventable diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, increasing access to potable water and basic sanitation, ensuring environmental sustainability, and achieving significant improvement in the lives of at least 100,000,000 slum dwellers.

      (8) Integrating principles of sustainable development and entrepreneurship into policies and programs.


      Some are already estimating the costs of this bill from one million a year to as much as a total of 845 Billion and there are no amendments yet. I wonder if this is what our founders had in mind when they wrote the constitution.


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  2. av8torntn

    av8torntn Well-Known Member

    Looks like the CBO is estimating the cost of this bill to be one million a year just to provide the Government agency to implement.

    This is what gopusa says about this bill.

    "The bill defines the term "Millennium Development Goals" as the goals set out in the United Nations Millennium Declaration, General Assembly Resolution 55/2 (2000).

    In addition to seeking to eradicate poverty, that declaration commits nations to banning "small arms and light weapons" and ratifying a series of treaties, including the International Criminal Court Treaty, the Kyoto Protocol (global warming treaty), the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child."

    That sounds a little far fetched to me but who knows with this guy.

    B. Hussein Obama is saying this.

    “In 2000, the U.S. joined more than 180 countries at the United Nations Millennium Summit and vowed to reduce global poverty by 2015. We are halfway towards this deadline, and it is time the United States makes it a priority of our foreign policy to meet this goal and help those who are struggling day to day."

    I guess as long as they are not Iraqis that we are helping he is OK with it.

    From his website.

    Fight Global Poverty: Obama will embrace the Millennium Development Goal of cutting extreme poverty around the world in half by 2015, and he will double our foreign assistance to $50 billion to achieve that goal. He will help the world's weakest states to build healthy and educated communities, reduce poverty, develop markets, and generate wealth.
     
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