Sunday, November 09, 2008

Global Poverty Act Revisited

Now that Obama's won the election it seems prudent to go over some of the campaign promises and proposals he's made. One, an actual piece of legislation that McCain-Palin never once mentioned, is the Global Poverty Act.

The legislation would commit the U.S. to spending 0.7 percent of gross national product on foreign aid, which amounts to a phenomenal 13-year total of $845 billion over and above what the U.S. already spends. ...

There's nothing really obvious in the bill itself to cause alarm- but it makes reference to United Nations Millennium Development Goals. And it is implementing those goals which will cost the American taxpayer dearly.

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