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LETTER: Obama to give away our tax money

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To the Editor:

For those of you not familiar with The Global Poverty Act, of which Barack Obama is the lead sponsor, it is a tax on Americans which will total $845 billion (this is 0.7 percent of the Gross National Product). I doubt you will ever hear this discussed in any debates.

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Our current population is 305,154,108 with 111,162, 259 U.S. households. If G.P.A. is enacted, our cost will be $2,800 per person or $7,800 per household.

G.P.A. directs the president to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to further the U.S. foreign policy objective of promoting the reduction of global poverty, the elimination of extreme global poverty, and the achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goal of reducing by one-half the proportion of people who live on less than $1 per day. The entire provisions of GPA are accessible online by typing in Global Poverty Act 2007 into the Google search engine.

Listed here are some of the Millennium Development Goals for you to ponder:

1) a "standing peace force," (a U.N. standing army--I wonder where the vast majority of soldiers will come from?);

2) A U.N. arms register of all small arms and light weapons (NRA members will love this one);

3) peace education (covering all levels from pre-school to university level); and

4) political control of the global economy.

We have more than our share of poor and underprivileged in our own country that we cannot get out of poverty, how can we do it worldwide?

None of this $845 billion is dedicated to the poor in the United States. America already gives enormous amounts of aid to impoverished countries whose leaders (dictators) probably never distribute the aid.

Obama is about taxes, socialism and giving away our sovereignty. Obama is not a good choice for America

Larry Leff

Chetek

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