Senator Barack Obama has sponsored a bill that is coming up for a vote in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee called the “Global Poverty Act.” While this sounds benign and helpful (after all, who wouldn’t want to address global poverty?), it is far from.
The bill could result in the imposition of a global tax on the United States and has the support of many liberal religious groups. This bill makes levels of U.S. foreign aid spending subservient to the dictates of the United Nations. Is this wise?