Barack Obama sponsored the Global Poverty Act which the Senate could vote on any day now. This would amount to a tax on the American people of .7% of the GDP, or in real money terms $845,000,000,000.00. Yes, that's right, 845 Billion dollars!
Gee, why isn't he touting this lovely little plan in his stump speeches? We keep hearing him tell us how dreadful things are for so many Americans, so why would he even contemplate this huge tax on the American people, coercing productive Americans into servitude not only to our own government but to the entire world?
Even more outrageous is that this is a bi-partisan bill, co-sponsored by Richard Lugar (R-Indiana). It passed the House by voice vote, so there's no paper trail. Oh, they're good. I'd like to know where in the Constitution they find the right to impose such a tax on the American people. What's happening to the sovereignty of our nation?
I've read quite a few articles and columns on this subject and the best one I have found is written by Edward Cline who asks "Are we not already burdened by our own lords and masters of "social policy" and "redistribution" in Washington and in every state capital, without inviting the depredations of a clique of international thugs and looters?" That's a good question, unfortunately, we get nothing but bad answers.