‘Cause it’s, like, GLOBAL, dude.
What it Does
The Global Poverty Act:
• Declares it official U.S. policy to promote the reduction of global
poverty, the elimination of extreme global poverty, and the
achievement of the Millennium Development Goal of cutting extreme
global poverty in half by 2015.
• Requires the President to develop and implement a comprehensive
strategy to carry out that policy.
• Includes guidelines for what the strategy should include – from aid,
trade, and debt relief, to working with the international community,
businesses and NGOs, to ensuring environmental sustainability.
• Requires that the President’s strategy include specific and
measurable goals, efforts to be undertaken, benchmarks, and
• Requires the President to report back to Congress on progress
made in the implementation of the global poverty strategy.
Considering the smiling faces who introduced it on the propaganda site, I think I’ll just say “no”.
Well, wait a minute. Maybe I’m being hasty. WTF is it, anyway?
Obama’s Global Tax Proposal Up for Senate Vote
AIM Column | By Cliff Kincaid | February 12, 2008
It appears the Senate version is being pushed not only by Biden and Obama, a member of the committee, but Lugar, the ranking Republican member.
A nice-sounding bill called the “Global Poverty Act,” sponsored by Democratic presidential candidate and Senator Barack Obama, is up for a Senate vote on Thursday and could result in the imposition of a global tax on the United States. 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.
Senator Joe Biden, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has not endorsed either Senator Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton in the presidential race. But on Thursday, February 14, he is trying to rush Obama’s “Global Poverty Act” (S.2433) through his committee. 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.
The bill, which is item number four on the committee’s business meeting agenda, passed the House by a voice vote last year because most members didn’t realize what was in it. Congressional sponsors have been careful not to calculate the amount of foreign aid spending that it would require. According to the website of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, no hearings have been held on the Obama bill in that body.
(It’s: “Added to calendar on Apr 24, 2008: Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 718” after “Apr 24, 2008: Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Biden with amendments and an amendment to the title.“)
Hmmm. THAT site has an agenda, because it has all anti-liberal ads on it. (And Glenn Beck’s take is funnier anyway.) Let’s be fair and balanced.
Wiki says “it’s LIES!!!! All LIES!!!!”
A number of news outlets have made false reports about this bill and called it Global Poverty Tax.
I KNEW it could only be good for us. And the world. And the children.
*Many thanks to ee-ville genius ebola for the Mary make-over.