Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Brown woos Obama on global deal

  1. #1
    Educating the Ignorant
    zimmer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Last Seen
    Today @ 11:36 AM
    Blog Entries

    Brown woos Obama on global deal

    Wooo... woo... woo... says one stooge to the other.

    Brown woos Obama on global deal - Times Online
    Brown is under pressure to persuade American political leaders to sign up to bold aims for the G20 summit of industrial and leading developing nations, which is to be held in London next month.
    He doesn't have to convince Obama... he spoken about this Blarney for a while... now he has a partner. But The Obama, with a brother living on ONE dollar a month could not help out him out.


    Guess who is going to be saddled with paying the freight for the brunt of this should Brown Obama fulfill their fantasies? The poor...LOL?

    American Thinker: Obama's Global Tax
    "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 [U.N.] 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."

    If enacted, how much of a financial commitment would that represent to taxpayers?

    One estimate is 0.7% of gross national product, or an additional $845 billion over 13 years in addition to existing foreign aid expenditures. So far, this proposal is barely on the MSM radar, but we're likely hear more about it as a full Senate vote approaches.

    Here's how Senator Obama's website frames the bill:

    "With billions of people living on just dollars a day around the world, global poverty remains one of the greatest challenges and tragedies the international community faces," said Senator Obama. "It must be a priority of American foreign policy to commit to eliminating extreme poverty and ensuring every child has food, shelter, and clean drinking water. As we strive to rebuild America's standing in the world, this important bill will demonstrate our promise and commitment to those in the developing world. Our commitment to the global economy must extend beyond trade agreements that are more about increasing corporate profits than about helping workers and small farmers everywhere." (emphasis added)

    In other words, other nations will like us better if we give them our money. And, our trade agreements should not be about business profit, but benevolent social action.
    Of course the financial calculations are bogus as always, and the result laughable.

    Last edited by zimmer; 03-02-09 at 04:14 AM.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Last Seen
    01-13-10 @ 07:29 AM
    Very Conservative

    Re: Brown woos Obama on global deal

    Britain should really get out of the habit of dragging it's 'special relationship' with the USA in order to get things done.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts