The Questioon Every American Should Ask Himself:
Do you believe the government has enough of your tax money to accomplish what they need to do?
Obama was sworn into office January 4, 2005
In December, 2005 Obama introduced a bill to promote relief, security, and democracy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
To meeting the basic needs of its citizens, including security, safety, and access to health care, education, food, shelter, and clean drinking water; to rebuild and enhance infrastructure, communications, and other mechanisms that will increase the ability of the central government to manage internal affairs, encourage economic development, and facilitate relief efforts of humanitarian organizations;
IN GENERAL- In addition to amounts otherwise available for such purposes, including amounts from regional funds, there is authorized to be appropriated $52,000,000 for fiscal year 2006 for bilateral assistance programs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2151 et seq.), the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954 (68 Stat. 454, chapter 469), and the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2751 et seq.).
AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS– Amounts appropriated are authorized to remain available until expended
UPDATE: Career voting records: Currently, Senator Obama has voted 94 times to raise taxes. Senator McCain has NEVER voted to raise taxes.