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More Foreign Aid Is Imperative … As Long As It’s Not Iraq Aid

To repeat, here’s Obama today:  “I believe we need to … bring a responsible end to this war in Iraq so we stop spending billions each month rebuilding their country when we should be rebuilding ours.“  (Emphasis added.)

Now, here’s Obama’s website explaining the Global Poverty Act that would lavish hundreds of billions of American taxpayer dollars on the nations of the world, through the UN:

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[.]…  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.)  So today the market is tumbling and Obama is suddenly worried about American corporate profits.  But don’t forget he has already told you that the well-being of non-American workers and small farmers is, for him, a higher priority than increasing American corporate profits. 

Hat tip to Lee Cary at the American Thinker, whose piece on the Global Poverty Act is worth reading.


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