Do you believe the government has enough of your tax money to accomplish what they need to do?
The Global Poverty Act of 2007 is a Bill that Obama sponsored. He in fact was overjoyed to introduce it. This bill will cost taxpayers somewhere to the tune of $845 BILLION dollars.
Sen. Barack Obama, is rejoicing over the Senate committee passage of a plan that could end up costing us more tax dollars. The Global Poverty Act is committed to increase aid to Africa from the current $25,000,000,000 (25 Billion) annually to $50,000,000,000 (50 Billion) by 2010, and to cancel 100 percent of the debt obligations owed to the World Bank, African Development Bank, and International Monetary Fund by 18 of the world’s poorest nations.
This Bill dedicates 0.7 percent of the U.S. gross national product (GNP) to foreign aid, which over 13 years Obama said would amount to $845 billion “over and above what the U.S. already spends.”
This Bill 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. The bill is the result of the Group of Eight (G-8) nations meeting of July 2005. Obama is the sponsor There are 23 co-sponsors (18 democrats, 5 republicans).
This week there was another G-8 Summit in Japan. Africa again asked for more aid.
Put in simple terms
The United States is spending more money than it earns. Even if there wasn’t a war we still wouldn’t be able to balance the budget
Barack is spearheading the gifting of our hard earned tax dollars to another country when the United States can’t afford to take care of it’s own people. Is this his way of cleaning up Washington? Is this his idea of “change”?
This is what his campaign site says
As a U.S. Senator, Barack Obama says he has spearheaded the effort to clean up Washington. “I’m not asking you to believe. Not just in my ability to bring about real change in Washington … I’m asking you to believe in yours.”
We don’t have the money. We don’t have the money for us. We don’t have the money for them.
Obama could have just as easily introduced a bill for the citizens of THIS COUNTRY. That would have kept him consistent with his campaign promises.
He spent the time designing a bill for someone else with our money.
Obama says he will raise taxes on “certain groups” With that being said are you SURE you’re not part of that “group”? If you’re sure you’re not part of that group are you SURE he won’t tax your “group” if he doesn’t get enough from “them”?
McCain continues to say government has taken enough of everyones’ money and won’t raise taxes for anyone. He asserts that government spending needs to be reined in.
Is Senator Obama giving America a preview of the priorities he would pursue if elected president?
UPDATE: Career voting records: Currently, Senator Obama has voted 94 times to raise taxes. Senator McCain has NEVER voted to raise taxes.