Barack Obama, in a desperate bid for actual accomplishment, is sponsoring this ludicrous bit of legislation:
A nice-sounding bill called the “Global Poverty Act,” sponsored by Democratic presidential candidate and Senator Barack Obama, is up for a Senate vote on Thursday and could result in the imposition of a global tax on the United States. The bill, which has the support of many liberal religious groups, makes levels of U.S. foreign aid spending subservient to the dictates of the United Nations.
As I explained just a few moments ago to the nice young men answering the phones for Sens. Martinez and Nelson, the UN is incapable of managing its way out of a wet paper sack, and in no way should be placed in charge of any currency more liquid than Monopoly money.
Feel free to find your own Senators and voice your opinions to their nice phone-answering young men. You can just hear the clean-cut ooze down the line, I tell you.
For extra-bonus badness points, secreted in this bit of junk are these tasty nuggets:
In addition to seeking to eradicate poverty, that declaration commits nations to banning “small arms and light weapons” and ratifying a series of treaties, including the International Criminal Court Treaty, the Kyoto Protocol (global warming treaty), the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Ah, you crazy, idealstic kids. You really know nothing of human nature at all, do you.