So Where Does That Leave the Folks in Appalachia?

‘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.

9 Responses to “So Where Does That Leave the Folks in Appalachia?”

  1. Ebola says:

    My favorite thing? That it passed the House…because no one read it. Isn’t that what these buggers get paid to do? Get to go ride around and act important for? So that they might read, digest and then excrete some form of intellectual denial or confirmation on the substance of such bills? I want to be a Representative. Jesus, I’m lazy enough and I really want the money, easy access and possibly a scandal or six that go with it.

  2. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Those cretins want solve global poverty? Drill into THEIR wallets first. We’ll see how serious they are about this when THEY get zinged with the bill.
    Besides, the last thing you want to do is throw money at Third World countries; all that does is finance local despots.

  3. Whatever. Only way to start eliminating global poverty is to start eliminating those third world dictators. With extreme prejudice.
    And we all know how the touchy-feely p*ssies on the left feel about that.

  4. nightfly says:

    Nice work on the pic, Ebola. I thought it was a Slushop.

  5. Ebola says:

    Negatory, just a five minute hack and whack, I do this for a livin. =P

  6. Ebola says:

    There was supposed to be a thx in there. =P

  7. The_Real_JeffS says:

    It is a nice Photoshop job, Ebola. I should have said so earlier.
    OT, but I’m looking for good photo cataloging software, as I scan in photos from the family archives. How good is the Photoshop/Adobe package (elements 6 and 4, methinks)? Can you venture an opinion? Worth the money?

  8. Ebola says:

    I love adobe, but there are definitely cheaper methods of doing things and doing them just as well. Adobe is good because it’s (finally) flexible. if you’re just doing it for scanning and cataloging, I’d personally just use one of the bazillion free ones.

  9. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Scanning, cataloging, and distributing, Ebola. I’d like to share this stuff with my family — there are a lot of old family photos. That’s why I’m looking at Adobe, they do a decent job there. Have you used those features? If the free ones have a similar set up, I’ll check ’em out.

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