Saturday, July 05, 2008

Here's "The Meat" of Obama's Global Poverty Act, S.2433

Cross-posted by Maggie at Maggie's Notebook

I received a comment on my Obama's U.N. Global Poverty Act - Supported by a Wicca Witch post that I want to reply to, and I think the best way to do this is post about her comments. Of the several Obama Tax on the World posts I've done, it is amusing that she picked this one to post her reply.

Right up front, because this is a long article, I want to offer the link that supports the serious reporting on Senate Bill 2433, sponsored by Barack Obama. This link supports the claim that the Bill is complicit in achieving the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) - a tax on fossil fuels, land, currencies, etc. Investor's Business Daily didn't make it up, Lee Cary at American Thinker didn't make it up. The MDG "Agenda" is very long, and I've posted below the most significant points - but you can read it for yourself at Millennium Forum

The commenter's (Ms. Williams) statement is shown in full, with my reply in red text.

Senator Obama's S.2433 cannot be separated from the U.N. Millennium Development Goal and here's why:

Ms. Williams says: "Currently, U.S. global development policies and programs are scattered across 12 departments, 25 different agencies, and almost 60 government offices. Increased coordination is sorely needed to be effective."

Maggie: If this is true, and I have no doubt that is true and may be even worse than 12 departments, 25 different agencies and almost 60 government offices - because, after all, this is "government." We pay the administrators and starve the hungry.

Ms. Williams says: "The Global Poverty Act, S.2433, is an authorizing piece of legislation which sets a directive for those departments under the Secretary of State to create a plan to address the first United Nations Millennium Development Goal."

Maggie: S.2433, within the language of the bill, is "A bill to REQUIRE the President to develop and IMPLEMENT," "the achievement of the Millennium Development Goal.

This bill is NOT an appropriating piece of legislation that would direct any new funds (or global taxes) to United States foreign assistance. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that this legislation would cost less than $1 million to implement.

Maggie: Let's not be naive. There's nothing in Washington D.C. that costs only $1 million dollars, and especially with the United Nation's U.N. Development Program (UNDP) at the helm. I reject the U.N., I deplore the UNDP, which is corrupt at it's core. To make my case, here's some back-up information:

Does the United Nations Accept the Rule of Law?

The UN's Gravy Train to Iran

Ros-Lehtinen Statement on UNICEF Ties to Saudi Extremist-Linked Charity

Report Shows U.N. Development Program Violated U.N. Law, Routinely Passed on Millions to North Korean Regime

The UN Corrupting Itself - A Chavez Connection

The Millennium Development Goal is a tax on the world, and that statement is verified and clarified as you read on.

Ms. Williams, from your very professional email, you must have some background on the U.N. As an American, how do your defend that this Bill REQUIRES
the President to develop and IMPLEMENT the achievement of the Millennium Development Goal?

Ms. Williams says: S.2433 does not prejudge what the strategy should be, only that a strategy should be created.

The Bill says that we will IMPLEMENT the achievement of the Millennium Development Goal? Can it be any clearer, or is it a poorly written Bill?

Ms. Williams says: The Global Poverty Act does not subjugate the United States to the will of the United Nations. The strategy would apply only to those programs administered by the United States and the strategy would have complete Congressional oversight.

Maggie: Congressional "oversight" is not a comforting thought to Conservatives.

The U.N. Millennium Forum plans to subjugate the the U.S. to the U.N., if it can possibly do so, and I, as opposed to your comment, will validate my claims.

So here's the meat: Everything above is just fluff compared to the following selected, devious and downright evil assertions (click the Millennium Forum link above to read the entire agenda):

The Forum (urges, advocates, calls upon or insists): The United Nations
To introduce binding codes of conduct for transnational companies and effective tax regulation on the international financial markets, investing this money in programmes for poverty eradication.

To explore the feasibility of a legally binding convention on overcoming poverty, to be drafted in effective consultation and partnership with people living in poverty themselves.

To carry out the objective of moving towards the abolition of war by practical means, the United Nations Secretariat and interested Governments, or a separate group of Governments, should develop a draft proposal for global disarmament to be discussed in a fourth special session of the General Assembly on disarmament.

To respect national sovereignty and the prohibition of the use of force, which are fundamental in the Charter of the United Nations. This principle must not be undermined. In the solution of conflicts, all peaceful methods in accordance with Chapter 6 of the Charter must be tried before measures of force are undertaken in accordance with Chapter 7. The General Assembly should set up a broad commission to analyse standards for forceful action in cases where crimes against humanity, war crimes or genocide are committed.

Maggie: We have painful reminders from history. "Peaceful method" mean un-acted upon Resolutions.

To expand the United Nations arms register in order to show the production and sale of small arms and light weapons. It should include specific names of their producers and traders.

Maggie: If the U.N. can, this will include you and me.

Together with nearly all Governments that participated in the recent Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference, Forum participants consider that unilateral deployment of nationwide missile defence by any country could have dangerously destabilizing effects and create pressures to permanently retain high levels of nuclear weapons or even to increase existing levels. The deployment of theatre missile defences in Asia or other regions could have serious regional destabilizing effects. Such plans should be relinquished in favour of a worldwide missile launch warning system and a conference to review methods of ending production of long-range surface-to-surface missiles and long-range bombers.

Maggie: The U.S. met their non-proliferation goals five years early, while the U.N. was enabling Iran to grow its nuclear program.

To initiate a worldwide freeze on armed forces and a 25 per cent cut in production and export of major weapons and small arms, and to that end to adopt an international code of conduct on arms exports, as the beginning of worldwide build-down of conventional forces.

To establish a commission at the United Nations to devise ways of stopping the technological development of new and more advanced weapons that create new imbalances in global power relationships. The Conference on Disarmament should also establish a working group on this subject.

To increase their efforts to promote and to comply with international humanitarian laws, limiting the methods and means of war and protecting non-combatants, civilian populations and humanitarian personnel.

The international community civil society, Governments and the United Nations has a responsibility to stop promptly any genocide, war crimes or any massive violations of human rights. All those involved should seek to avoid any confusion between humanitarian help and military intervention.

Maggie: I do not know that this is a reference to the U.S. in Iraq, but it probably is.

Globalization needs is transforming our world into a global village...We, of all ages, in particular our future generation the youth claim a space for that transnational civil society that even now is rising on the world scene with unprecedented ties, networking, exchanges and common action among peoples, groups, communities and organizations.

Just for emphasis: a transnational civil society

To develop a legally binding framework for regulating the actions of transnational corporations (TNCs), respecting the international labour, human rights, and sustainable environmental standards set by the United Nations and its relevant specialized agencies. The regulatory mechanism should include the active participation of workers and communities directly affected by TNC operations in order to prevent abuses and to subordinate TNCs to democratic civil authority and community-based modelling of socio-economic systems.

Maggie: Who are the "transnational corporations?" As I look around the web, I find no list of these evil-doers.

To examine and regulate transnational corporations and the increasingly negative influence of their trade on the environment. The attempt by companies to patent life is ethically unacceptable.

Maggie: What does this mean, and who is patenting the life of others?

To move towards democratic political control of the global economy so that it may serve our vision.

Maggie: And how does the U.N. define a democracy?

To develop migration policies, both emigration and immigration, in conformity with human rights standards, particularly to respect the global principle of freedom of circulation for all.

Maggie: This is terrifying, really. The goal is to remove the sovereignty of our borders. The North Korean dictator will surely applaud this.

To make serious commitments to restructure the global financial architecture based on principles of equity, transparency, accountability and democracy, and to balance, with the participation of civil society organizations, the monetary means to favour human endeavour and ecology, such as an alternative time-based currency.

Maggie: Who do these people think they are?

Sustainable funds could be raised through a currency transfer tax,...which could also help to reduce currency speculation, and a tax on the rental value of land and natural resources.

Maggie: Yep, here it is. A tax on currency transfers and land.

Stop imposing economic sanctions, which deprive people of their basic economic, social and environmental rights and which make their struggle for survival, as well as for civil and political rights, more difficult.

Maggie: We can make the case that sanctions are worthless, as it is the U.N. which strengthens them. Iraq and Saddam Hussein comes immediately to mind, especially the Oil-for-Food Program. Then and now, there's Iran. How does the U.N., always wanting diplomatic solutions to prevail, propose that we deal with tyranny ?

To fully incorporate women into leadership at every level and gender perspectives into all its operations; to hold Governments accountable for their obligations to promote and protect the human rights of women and girls; and to act as monitors of the implementation of commitments to end discrimination and violence against women and girls.

Maggie: When it comes to Women's Rights, (or human rights for that matter) most of the worst offenders are Muslim countries. It all is a matter of "degree," isn't it? I notice in the Millennium Development Goal monitoring sites, some Arab countries have shown some degree of improvement. What does that mean? How has it changed the life of women under the control of Islam and their Islamic male dominators? The free world will finance achieving this goal? Think again.

To establish a global habitat conservation fund to purchase comprehensive protection of threatened, critical ecological habitat worldwide. The fund should accrue revenues from a nominal (0.5 -1.0 per cent) royalty on worldwide fossil energy production oil, natural gas, coal, collecting at least $5 billion to $10 billion annually.

Maggie: Uh huh. Here's the tax on fossil fuels.

Ms. Williams offered two informational links in her comment:
For more information on the myths related to this bill, please visit: sheet.pdf.

For more information, you can easily read this bill at: ~c110vneZOT

I have read s.2433 over and over. It is included at the end of this post. It says nothing but means many things. I've had a link up on my webpage for weeks to take readers to the bill, to press and to blog coverage.

Ms. Williams, many of us reject the U.N. and everything it stands for, because everything that it stands for is against the best interest of Americans, and usually is intent on feathering the nests of a U.N. diplomat, somewhere in the world.

You can read the Millennium Development Goals here.

You can "monitor" the goals by country beginning here, although you won't learn much. Most of what we want and need to know falls into the "Insufficient Information" category.

Full text of Barack Obama's Senate Bill 2433:

Global Poverty Act of 2007
A bill 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 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.
There are 21 co-sponsors:

The usual RHINO's support this traitorous Bill: Susan Collins, Chuck Hagel, Richard Lugar, and Olympia Snowe. Gordon Smith (R-OR) is also a co-sponsor and I do not have much information on him. He's from Oregon, so...

Ms. Williams, you do not have a homepage, but you did leave your email address. I'll let you know that I have replied and I hope that you'll comment once again.

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