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Becky Fenger | July 16, 2008 Becky Fenger

Global poverty act

This week there are some giant bills looming in Congress, and every American should take note. Just one of them alone would cost us $845 billion over 13 years, and it could be happening as you read this.

Democratic Senator Barack Obama is sponsor of Senate Bill 2433, the “Global Poverty Act.” This beauty of a global tax would force our country to spend 0.7 percent of our gross national product (GNP) on foreign aid over and above what we already give!

The United Nations would decide how best to use the funds. That’s a happy thought.

It would please the world if we raised the money for our allotment with a tax on fossil fuels. After all, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says they are killing us anyway. Isn’t it just like old Harry to be looking out for us?

Lest you think such largesse doesn’t have a chance for passage, be advised that it passed the U.S. House of Representatives last year by a voice vote. To be fair, most members had no idea what lurked in the depths of this legislation because even Obama doesn’t talk about it, certainly not the dollar amounts involved. As with most of these cuddly-sounding giveaways, the sponsors didn’t want to burden us with nasty details of this unfunded mandate on our federal government to pay for the U.N. Millennium Development Goals. Obama says we must make it a priority to reduce global poverty by 2015. He’s such a caring lad.

The U.N. Millennium Declaration affirms the U.N. as “the indispensable common house of the entire human family.” That’s comforting, as we all know what a good accountable job the U.N. has done thus far with their authority.

Let’s take another look at the sponsor of this bill. Cliff Kincaid is president of America’s Survival, Inc. (www.usasurvival.org), a U.N. watchdog group. He is also editor of Accuracy in Media (AIM) Report, a citizen’s group that monitors the media for content. He warns us that the Millennium Declaration commits nations to banning “small arms and light weapons” and ratifying a series of treaties, including the International Criminal Court Treaty. This should make your hair stand on end. The International Criminal Court can arrest any body at any time in any country!

Kincaid said that it appears the Senate version of the Global Poverty Act is being pushed by Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Del.) and Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.). He also fears that President George W. Bush would sign the bill, since it is his belief that Bush wants his legacy to be the president who increased foreign assistance the most. That may be so.

Mr. Kincaid, a journalist himself, wants to know why Internet journalist Matt Drudge said that running a banner ad on his Web site asking a simple question: “Who is this man?” would be too controversial. The man is Frank Marshall Davis, the “Frank” that Obama refers to in his book, “Dreams From My Father.” Davis, who helped raise Obama as a boy in Hawaii, was a black revolutionary poet and a member of the Communist Party of the U.S.A. who stayed with that organization to the end. Since Davis didn’t believe in the American way of life and felt that “black people have a right to hate white people,” one would like Obama to explain how deeply Davis’ mentoring affected his thinking. “Maybe Obama would call Davis a crazy Communist,” Kincaid says, “and that would end the speculation.”

Obama announced his presidential run from the venue of Weather Underground members Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dorn. His candidacy is enthusiastically reported in Communist Party of USA literature. Not a big thing in and of itself. But in tracing Obama’s path from Hawaii to Chicago, it is noteworthy that his pattern of associations is always right in the middle of Communist networks. “Is it not worth checking on the past of the man who would be leader of the free world,” asks Kincaid.

G. Gordon Liddy has stated that he doesn’t think that Barack Obama could get a security clearance from our government. As President, he doesn’t need to obtain one. But as President he immediately gets unfettered access to every secret document in the country. Scary thought, until we get something answers about his mentors.
If it’s true that one is known by one’s circle of friends, presidential candidate Barack Obama’s circle might best be described is a sickle. And the U.S. could get hammered.