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    France boosts pledge to fight world poverty, urges others to follow suit

    France, Spain, Greece urge tax to raise poverty funding world wide. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pressed debt-ridden donor countries on Monday not to cut aid to the poor despite their budgetary woes.

    We need to be ready to fight this global attempt at redistribution through a tax we don't need.

    If they want to feed the world stop Monsanto from altering seeds and pay for our farmers to teach the world how to grow what they need.

    That may sound a bit Liberal but it just makes sense and is close to the old adage give a man a fish and so on.

    Charity begins at home and we have problems of our own thanks to dumb ass politicians not know their back side from a hole in the ground.

    We have spent Billions and all we have to show is massive debt and claims of success that are lies of the first magnitude.



    FOXNews.com - France boosts pledge to fight world poverty, urges others to follow suit
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The 10-year-old promise to lift the world's poorest is unfulfilled and with world economies clawing back from the worst recession since World War II, the French president and others implored leaders on Monday not to return to their "old bad habits" of ignoring global poverty.

    Nicolas Sarkozy, the French leader, was the first to accept U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's challenge for nations to deliver more resources to combat global poverty, ignorance and misery. He pledged to boost France's annual $10 billion contribution to the world's poorest people by 20 percent over the next three years. He urged other leaders to join him.

    "We have no right to do less than what we have decided to do," Sarkozy told more than 140 presidents, premiers, princes and a king at the opening of the three-day U.N. Millennium Development Goals summit. "Let us not fall back into our old bad habits."

    Sarkozy spoke as U.N. member states began their accounting of progress in the decade since promising to end global poverty. Developed nations have fallen well short in keeping pace with a final goal set for 2015. The U.N. acknowledges that even if the main target of reducing extreme poverty by half is achieved in the next five years, nearly 1 billion people still will be living on less than $1.25 a day.
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    Re: France boosts pledge to fight world poverty, urges others to follow suit

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    France, Spain, Greece urge tax to raise poverty funding world wide. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pressed debt-ridden donor countries on Monday not to cut aid to the poor despite their budgetary woes.

    We need to be ready to fight this global attempt at redistribution through a tax we don't need.

    If they want to feed the world stop Monsanto from altering seeds and pay for our farmers to teach the world how to grow what they need.

    That may sound a bit Liberal but it just makes sense and is close to the old adage give a man a fish and so on.

    Charity begins at home and we have problems of our own thanks to dumb ass politicians not know their back side from a hole in the ground.

    We have spent Billions and all we have to show is massive debt and claims of success that are lies of the first magnitude.
    I disagree. I say we send the third world some of our frankenfish. If they don't end up glowing in the dark, then we can use them here too.

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    Re: France boosts pledge to fight world poverty, urges others to follow suit

    I see no reason the American taxpayer should be robbed to feed people in a country who hates us.

    If we can't buy servitude with our cash, we should keep it in our pockets.

    Especially since the Constitution does not allow the federal government to buy pals by bribery.

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    Re: France boosts pledge to fight world poverty, urges others to follow suit

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    France, Spain, Greece urge tax to raise poverty funding world wide. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pressed debt-ridden donor countries on Monday not to cut aid to the poor despite their budgetary woes.
    So...it's a bad idea to help fund economic development in countries prone to the growth of Islamic terrorism? Yeah, let's make it easier for terrorists to open more fronts. Great logic there Councilman. Glad to see you still hate America.
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    Re: France boosts pledge to fight world poverty, urges others to follow suit

    Americans are the most charitable people in the world, but redistribution of wealth is nothing but theft.
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    Re: France boosts pledge to fight world poverty, urges others to follow suit

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    So...it's a bad idea to help fund economic development in countries prone to the growth of Islamic terrorism? Yeah, let's make it easier for terrorists to open more fronts. Great logic there Councilman. Glad to see you still hate America.
    Doo you have a problem with reading comprehension I do not now nor will I ever back any global tax for any reason and I resent hell out of your mistaken thoughts.

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    Re: France boosts pledge to fight world poverty, urges others to follow suit

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    Americans are the most charitable people in the world, but redistribution of wealth is nothing but theft.
    Not true.

    The Most Generous Countries on Earth - NYTimes.com

    The US is only nr 5 according to this index.
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    Re: France boosts pledge to fight world poverty, urges others to follow suit

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Not true.

    The Most Generous Countries on Earth - NYTimes.com

    The US is only nr 5 according to this index.
    The results listed are misleading because the list is based on the individual giving using the total population of the Nations listed.

    If you were to add to these numbers the amount given by our Government we far and away out strip most of the other Nations combined totals.

    Just look what happens when an Earth Quake hits a place like Haiti we send in ships and air craft with an almost limitless relief supplies.

    The same for the Flooding victims in Pakistan. So the previous post was correct. It's all in how you look at it.

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    Re: France boosts pledge to fight world poverty, urges others to follow suit

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    The results listed are misleading because the list is based on the individual giving using the total population of the Nations listed.

    If you were to add to these numbers the amount given by our Government we far and away out strip most of the other Nations combined totals.

    Just look what happens when an Earth Quake hits a place like Haiti we send in ships and air craft with an almost limitless relief supplies.

    The same for the Flooding victims in Pakistan. So the previous post was correct. It's all in how you look at it.

    Your tax dollars at work around the world.

    Those who stand for nothing fall for anything
    Again, you cant compare nations on absolute numbers. It does NOT show the burden said giving is having on a nation. Hence per captia is the only way and here the US is at the bottom. So the previous post is not correct, it is based on right wing propaganda that is not backed up by facts.
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    Re: France boosts pledge to fight world poverty, urges others to follow suit

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Again, you cant compare nations on absolute numbers. It does NOT show the burden said giving is having on a nation. Hence per captia is the only way and here the US is at the bottom. So the previous post is not correct, it is based on right wing propaganda that is not backed up by facts.
    You know damn well the US gives more than any other country. End of story. It's communist tendencies in Spain trying to tax the world that makes me sick. Our money is none of your damn concern.
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