Obama's Global Poverty Bill Placed on Hold

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  1. carpro

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    http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewPolitics.asp?Page=/Politics/archive/200802/POL20080225a.html

    Conservatives Place Hold on Obama's Global Poverty Bill

    By Pete Winn
    CNSNews.com Senior Staff Writer
    February 25, 2008

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    (CNSNews.com) - Two conservative members of the U.S. Senate have anonymously placed a hold on Sen. Barack Obama's (D-Ill.) global poverty bill, Cybercast News Service has learned.

    The effort is an attempt to slow down the progress of a bill (S. 2433) that conservative analysts say could eventually force the U.S. to increase its foreign aid by hundreds of billions of dollars.

    Cliff Kincaid of Accuracy in Media, a conservative media watchdog, said S. 2433 has been getting "a pass" from Congress. It received absolutely no scrutiny in the House last fall, when it was passed on a voice vote, and no scrutiny last week in the Senate, when the Foreign Relations Committee also passed it on a voice vote.

    "They never held any hearings on this bill in either body - none whatsoever," said Kincaid. "They never heard from people like me, who monitor the U.N. for a living, about what was in it and what it means. You can be sure that people in the foreign aid lobby completely understand what's in it."
     
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    Obama has some legislation pending that is really quite revealing about what his agenda might be as President.

    It doesn't at all appear to be about "unity". The only "change" revealed is the need for huge tax increases needed to fund his "changes".
     
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    It's about time that the rich started paying for the party the Bush administration has been providing them at the expense of the rest of people of these United States.
     
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    The "rich" aren't paying their share? The statistics disagree. And for a supposed non-interventionist, Ken, you are sure sounding like you've embrased interventionism. Ron Paul wouldn't be pleased :laugh:
     
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    I am not pleased with the makeup of President Bush's tax cuts. The middle income and lower income folks should get served first, not the rich.
     
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    Given that a vast number of people in the lowest bracket who used to pay taxes no longer pay any tax, I think some good was done. You'd be surprised at the number of teachers, walmart workers, etc., who would now claim they are in the "richest 1&" since they benefited from Bush's EGTRRA. :)
     
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    The poor lose no matter what...
    When the rich get taxed they raise prices and pass it on to the poor.. .who has to pay anyway.
     

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