Thursday, August 7, 2008

The Dopey Right-wing: Obama "$845 billion" "Global Poverty Act"

Right-wing bobbleheads have their panties all in a knot lately, having been fed the lie that Obama wants to 'tax each American $2500 to give the United Nations $845 billion.' Imagine that! Our hard-earned tax dollars sucked from our Treasury and given to nations that hate us! The audacity of it all!!

Indeed, by Googling "Obama $845 billion Global Poverty Tax" one gets over 6,000 hits on the topic. Of course quantity does not equal quality or even truth. Yet that never stops a bonehead right-winger who wants 'evidence' that Obama is a communist who hates America. They love that thought. It makes them feel good because, after all, they constantly need an enemy to spear; life would not be the same without a windmill to lance.

It keeps them happy and off the streets where, in fact, their passive aggression could easily become actively dangerous to society. As long as they play their 'computer truth games' they are not too dangerous. The real danger that these people present to society is when they leave their house on election day.

Based on information from the State Department, CBO estimates that implementing S. 2433
would cost less than $1 million per year, assuming the availability of appropriated funds.
Enacting the bill would not affect direct spending or receipts.

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