"No, no, give me your money!"
Oh. Your. God. Someone wants to help someone less fortunate!
Let's get him!
It isn't a high-profile bill, but the Global Poverty Act has lit up the conservative blogosphere, and even Rush Limbaugh has gotten into the act.Once they found out it wasn't about increasing global poverty, then yeah, they were all pretty pissed off. Can you blame them? The third world is rich with jungles full of fresh fruits and vegetables and many tasty tigers and giraffes and hippopotamuses. They certainly don't need a handout.
Quietly approved by the House of Representatives last fall with bipartisan support, the bill, sponsored by Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., would require the president to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to help reduce extreme global poverty.Mark it down, kids. The first -- and last -- time that a gaggle of wingnuts publicly came out against anything associated with an 'Adam Smith.' But what has their collective panties in a not-at-all sensual Gordian knot?
Conservative critics, including Limbaugh, Tony Perkins — who heads the Family Research Council — and others, claim that the measure would cost U.S. taxpayers $845 billion over the next dozen or so years. They also charge that it would tie the United States to the United Nations Millennium Declaration, which, among others things, calls for banning "small arms and light weapons" and ratifying the Kyoto global-warming treaty, the International Criminal Court Treaty and the Convention on Biological Diversity.Preach on, Brother Perkins. Nothing says pro-family like small arms in every set of small arms, more monsoons and typhoons and environmental degradation destroying livelihoods thereby precipitating a surge -- yeah! surge! -- in the usage of said small arms that will lead to no charges whatsoever.
What? The lack of punishment is only reserved for white, Western warmongers? My bad. Sorry.
"This is how the Washington game of spending more of your money works," he [Cliff Kincaid, Accuracy In Media columnist] wrote. "This is a budget buster that siphons your hard-earned tax dollars to the U.N. and the rest of the world."Damn right. Everyone knows your hard-earned tax dollars should be siphoned off to the likes of Halliburton, KBR and Blackwater.
And Obama was a Senate sponsor, so he eats Snowflake babies, or something equally horrid. Use your imagination.