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Dec122008

Obama is Running for Office Again

Always a candidate, never a worker, President Elect Obama has tipped his hand. When he spoke in Germany it seemed he was running for president of the world. How we know. He is. 

He wants to give $600 billion of our scarce tax dollars to the United Nations. He wants us to solve the world's ills. World hunger. How many Miss American candidates have said that was their goal, to solve world hunger? Now we have a President Elect who has adopted that lofty goal. 

Harry Reid says in the summer you can smell the tourists coming into the capitol. It's winter and I can smell the politicians in Washington.

They think they are playing with monopoly money. Remember when it was a big deal when Chrysler got a billion dollar loan from Washington? A billion now is chump change. 

George W. Bush is the most liberal president in my lifetime. I'm about to experience a new level. Even Bush, who spent every dime we didn't have refused to give the UN money. First, they steal half of it. Next, they never help us when we need anything. I could go on and on, but if you put this idea to a public vote it would be defeated by a margin of 80-90%. But, the new president could care less. He's out to buy new friends and respect with your money. 

How in God's name can we bail out the world when we can't bail ourselves out?

This is really going to get ugly. 

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<<He wants to give $600 billion of our scarce tax dollars to the United Nations.>>

OK... I follow national politics pretty closely and I've never heard anything like the plan you describe. I searched the internet, high and low, and can find NOTHING regarding any plans to provide $600,000,000,000 to the UN. I tried searches like "obama united nations hunger" or "obama united nations $600 billion" or "obama united nations $600" or "obama united nations billion". NOTHING.

I appreciate that you are trying to get your generation more involved in the political process but unsubstantiated fear-mongering is Karl Rove's tactic. I thought you'd be more thoughtful.

December 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChris Johnson

Chris:

I'm from the Dewey Decimal system era, but if you google global poverty act(s2433) you will finds lots of data about the $845 billion tax plan Senator Obama was trying to get through the Senate to help global hunger. I saw a Fox News report where he told the UN he will stand behind a pledge to give $600 billion of the $845 he proposed as a senator.

Bill Robertson

December 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBill Robertson

Come on Chris, you impugn my veracity and paint me with the Rove brush, the least I get for telling the truth about your beloved Messiah is an apology. I'm sure you can defend him giving $600 billion to the UN. Most of it will go to Kenya where he was really born.


Bill

December 15, 2008 | Registered CommenterBill Robertson

Sorry.... I don't look at your blog every day so I apologize for not giving you your props on making a suggestion on how to find details of the phantom $600 billion (oh, sorry, it's grown to $845 billion in the last week!).

Thank you for the suggestions on finding these details. I searched Google for the "global poverty act" as you suggested. I did indeed find information, as you suggested I would. Indeed, I even found the text of the bill itself ( http://www.opencongress.org/bill/110-s2433/text ). I actually even read the entire text of the bill (too much time on my hands, some would say!). Now, it's kinda dry... but except for references to the fact that more than 1 billion people on this earth live on less than $1 per day and that another 1.6 billion live on less than $2 per day and a reference to some G-8 commitments made in 2005, there is no mention whatsoever of any dollar amount. And there is certainly nothing in this bill that would seem to commit the US to a $600 billion (or is it $845 billion??) outlay to the UN. In fact, the only requirement of this bill is the development of a comprehensive strategy "promoting the reduction of global poverty, the elimination of extreme global poverty, and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goal of reducing by one-half the proportion of people worldwide, between 1990 and 2015, who live on less than $1 per day."

After reading the actual bill, I went on to read some of the blog entries that I found related to it. It is here that I finally find references to the massive amounts of money you reference. A couple of different times, bloggers have suggested that this bill obligates the US to spend 0.7% of GNP on foreign aid, which these bloggers claim amounts to $845 billion over 13 years. Of course, as any reader of the actual bill would know, there is absolutely nothing in this bill that does any such thing.

Quite a difference between the inferences you make in your original post or those made in the blogosphere and the actual facts. Sounds very Rovian to me.

December 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChris Johnson

Chris:

Letting his step brother live on a dollar a day while sponsoring a bill that will obligate we taxpayers to as much as $600 billion to help people like his step brother seems very much like chariman Mao.

Bill

December 20, 2008 | Registered CommenterBill Robertson

If you can point me towards any creidible evidence that the bill obligates the US to provide $600B (or is it $845B today?) to the UN, as you described in your original post, please do so.

I have read the bill.

December 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChris Johnson

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