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Bloviating Zeppelin: Breaking The Bank

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Breaking The Bank

The US government wastes more money than you and I can possibly know -- but wait, let's waste some more, only this time on a spectacularly stupid scale.

If the new bill passes, it will be OUR TAX DOLLARS that will "cut global poverty in half."

  • No, it won't do anything to minimize your mortgage.
  • No, it won't reduce the money you spend to put food on the table.
  • Or cut the money you spend to clothe your family.
  • Or fix your car.
  • Or repair the sink, or buy your kids school supplies or shoes.

But YOUR tax dollars will "cut global poverty in half." And by that I mean billions of your tax dollars will be purposely shipped overseas.

Applauded by none other than Barack Obama.

Sen. Barack Obama, perhaps giving America a preview of priorities he would pursue if elected president, is rejoicing over the Senate committee passage of a plan that could end up costing taxpayers billions of dollars in an attempt to reduce poverty in other nations.

The bill, called the Global Poverty Act, is the type of legislation, "We can – and must – make … a priority," said Obama, a co-sponsor.

It would demand that the president develop "and implement" a policy to "cut extreme global poverty in half by 2015 through aid, trade, debt relief" and other programs.

When word about what appears to be a massive new spending program started getting out, the reaction was immediate.

"It's not our job to cut global poverty," said one commenter on a Yahoo news forum. "These people need to learn how to fish themselves. If we keep throwing them fish, the fish will rot."

I cannot immediately think of another thing, this Global Poverty Act, that could do more to bankrupt the country any faster.

You and I shall have NO SAY in this. It will simply occur. Because this government couldn't care less about you, not any more. You are simply The Work Horse, to be flogged longer and harder so that other non-producers may benefit from the sweat of your brow. As my last photo indicated: "REPUBLICAN: because not everyone can be on welfare."

Tired of paying the domestic welfare bill? Well boys and girls, that's simply not enough; it's time we placed third world tyrants and governments on the larger dole as well because, after all, that's where these monies will go.

Many Americans were alerted to the legislation by a report from Cliff Kincaid at Accuracy in Media. He published a critique asserting that while the Global Poverty Act sounds nice, the adoption could "result in the imposition of a global tax on the United States" and would make levels "of U.S. foreign aid spending subservient to the dictates of the United Nations."

He said the legislation, if approved, dedicates 0.7 percent of the U.S. gross national product to foreign aid, which over 13 years he said would amount to $845 billion "over and above what the U.S. already spends."

The plan passed the House in 2007 "because most members didn't realize what was in it," Kincaid reported. "Congressional sponsors have been careful not to calculate the amount of foreign aid spending that it would require."

A statement from Obama's office this week noted the support offered by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

"With billions of people living on just dollars a day around the world, global poverty remains one of the greatest challenges and tragedies the international community faces," Obama said. "It must be a priority of American foreign policy to commit to eliminating extreme poverty and ensuring every child has food, shelter, and clean drinking water. As we strive to rebuild America's standing in the world, this important bill will demonstrate our promise and commitment to those in the developing world.

"Our commitment to the global economy must extend beyond trade agreements that are more about increasing profits than about helping workers and small farmers everywhere," he continued.

The bill institutes the United Nations Millennium Summit goals as the benchmarks for U.S. spending.

"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," a statement issued by supporters, including Obama, said.

Specifically, it would "declare" that the official U.S. policy is to eliminate global poverty, that the president is "required" to "develop and implement" a strategy to reach that goal and requires that the U.S. efforts be "specific and measurable."

But wait; there's more:

Kincaid said that after cutting through all of the honorable-sounding goals in the plan, the bottom line is that the legislation would mandate the 0.7 percent of the U.S. GNP as "official development assistance."

"In addition to seeking to eradicate poverty, that (U.N.) 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 of Biological Diversity, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women and the Convention of the Rights of the Child," he said.

Those U.N. protocols would make U.S. law on issues ranging from the 2nd Amendment to energy usage and parental rights all subservient to United Nations whims.

Kincaid also reported Jeffrey Sachs, who runs the "Millennium Project," confirms a U.N. plan to force the U.S. to pay 0.7 percent of GNP would add about $65 billion a year to what the U.S. already donates overseas.

And the only way to raise that funding, Sachs confirms, "is through a global tax, preferably on carbon-emitting fossil fuels," Kincaid writes.

If you wish to eliminate the power of the United States, if you wish to drive businesses from these shores, if you wish to turn your taxpaying middle class into the lower class -- thusly killing the Cash Cow -- then go ahead and pass this bill.

Trust me, my readers, this is just the beginning: just the beginning of what you'll see under Demorat Rule.

Get used to it. It isn't make believe; it's here and it's now. And only to get worse.



Blogger Gayle said...

Your absolutely right, BZ. A Democrat in the White House will absolutely make us subservient to the United Nations. The very thought is appalling! Of course, that's only the beginning of the damage they will do to this country. Will the masses wake up in time? I'm beginning to wonder.

Sat Feb 16, 08:29:00 AM PST  
Blogger ABFreedom said...

OMG ..... that is just disgusting... I thought you were electing a president, not a U.N. plant.... The looters and parasites seem to be winning... it's gonna be a looooong dark decade... :-(

Sat Feb 16, 09:49:00 AM PST  
Blogger Rivka said...

Great post.."And that's not all folks"...

Since McCain won't be able to really unite us, and there are more than twice the amount of libs going to the polls than conservatives, then this is about a 90% reality. We could very well have an Obama presidency and if Hillary cheats it could be her.

I think we all know it, but the thought of it is almost too daunting to think about. Soon, we will be singing cum-ba-yah with the UN and with the terrorist dictators in third world countries. We middle incomers will see our paychecks cut in half as we struggle to make ends meet.

We will go back to the old FISA rules and the way things were before 9-11 which will put our country at risk.

Can you believe it? We will probably have a socialist tax-hiking lib and quite possibly an all liberal congress to make sure their insane policies go through.

We've been warned, so prepare. That is all I can say. Our lives will change because of it and the damage may be too much to fix by the time the GOP gets another chance.

I know I sound dooms-day ish, but I am not being pessimistic, I am just stating the facts knowing how liberal Obama and Hillary are.

But then again.. My optimism is still there with hopes that there will be some kind of balance where the libs will lose power in congress. That might make the blow a little less impactful to our country.

Sat Feb 16, 01:36:00 PM PST  
Blogger shoprat said...

Then the news needs to spread, keep it up. Remember, it's not unlikely that the Donks will self-destruct this year because they are making every effort to.

Sun Feb 17, 04:01:00 PM PST  
Blogger mpinkeyes said...

It's good to see he has his proirities straight, huh? We are doomed, it doesn't matter if it is Hillary or Obama both will hand us over to the UN and both will spend us into the ground.

Mon Feb 18, 05:23:00 PM PST  

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