This is a bill that was sponsored by Senator Obama after the House passed it on a voice vote. Why a voice vote you may ask? Congress has voice votes on bills so that records of their votes are not available to the populace. Do you know if your Congressman/woman voted for this bill? You may want to call your Representative and find out how they voted. Is this bill the kind of change that you can believe in? The United States cannot afford a President Obama.
"The Global Poverty Act will commit .7 of US GNP, which, over 13 years would amount to $845 billion to the United Nations. The bill institutes the Millennium Summit goals as the benchmarks for U.S. spending. A report by Cliff Kincaid at Accuracy in Media states: '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 and the Convention of the Rights of the Child,' he said.
Kincaid also reported 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., who runs the "
Those U.N. protocols would make US law on issues ranging from the to energy usage and parental rights all subservient to United Nations whims."
The Global Poverty Act passed the House last October – on a – no record of who voted or how! It is now up to the Senate – and the Citizens! We urge you to instruct your senators to vote NO on the Global Poverty Act (S 2433).
And, remember, no matter who sits in the presidency, or the House or Senate, it is up to we the People to demand the Fair Tax, and take control of the flow of money into Washington DC. Only then can we hope to control the flow of money OUT of Washington DC .
Title: A bill to require the President to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to further the United States foreign policy objective of 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.
Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack [IL] (introduced 12/7/2007) Cosponsors (13)
Related Bills: H.R.1302
Latest Major Action: 2/13/2008 Senate committee/subcommittee actions. Status: Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported with amendments favorably.
Just to keep things in perspective..re Global Poverty Act.
When we first alerted you to the Global Poverty Act several weeks ago it was literally flying under the radar.
In fact the actually passed the bill on a voice vote because many Members simply weren't paying attention.
According to CNS News, "the bill came attached to a mammoth 3, 000-page piece of legislation at the end of the legislative session, meaning that congressmen barely had time to even read the overall legislation before voting on the bill -- and there was no way to target specific line items."
Then you took action! Your calls and Blast Faxes made a huge difference and drove this stealth United Nations style give away out into the open. Make no mistake, the Global Poverty Act is firmly in the crosshairs and YOU deserve a great deal of the credit for getting this ball rolling.
And now that you've gotten the attention of our elected officials, it's time to finish the job.
We simply can not rest on our laurels and hope to coast to victory on this one... it's too important!
Don't let our legislators think this matter has blown over. Let them know that you are still watching. This bill can still come up for a vote at any time. Demand that our conservative legislators do whatever it takes -- a filibuster if necessary -- to stop this bill dead in its tracks.
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