S.2433 - Global Poverty Act of 2007

A bill to require the President to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to further the United States foreign policy objective of promoting the reduction of global poverty, the elimination of extreme global poverty, and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goal of reducing by one-half the proportion of people worldwide, between 1990 and 2015, who live on less than $1 per day. view all titles (3)

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  • Short: Global Poverty Act of 2007 as introduced.
  • Short: Global Poverty Act of 2007 as reported to senate.
  • Official: A bill to require the President to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to further the United States foreign policy objective of promoting the reduction of global poverty, the elimination of extreme global poverty, and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goal of reducing by one-half the proportion of people worldwide, between 1990 and 2015, who live on less than $1 per day. as introduced.

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  • BigBull 12/04/2008 6:39am

    I have no faith in the UN who continues to use our money, personnel, facilities, and materials and then kick us in the face.

  • Anonymous 12/05/2008 9:13am

    We are only teaching them what we have managed to do here. Work hard, fail a business, and the government will drop helicopters full of money on you. At least we can wipe our butts with it. The poor native in Kenya can chase down a gazelle, and feed the village. Mama went to the garden and picked the veggies. Junior musasa went to get the stone to grind the meal for the cornbread. They seem to be happy. They get by on $2 a day because THEY WANT TO!!! Leave their ass alone and let them live. Quit trying to shove our welfare dollars down their throats, so they can sharpen their spears and sling them back at the US. We seem to not have any problem finding the money to waste on all this, but we can’t find a few billion to help some businesses here because our no good crooks in DC don’t know anything about money mangement (at least mine). One thing though…when the time comes in this Country that YOU have to go out and get that gazelle and grind YOUR meal…..good luck….cause you cain’t have my conebread.

  • Anonymous 12/05/2008 12:56pm

    I dont have a big vocabulary either but who cares.
    In the words of the late great George Carlin “Power does what Power wants”. We(Americans) really dont mean anything to them anymore, if the last 8 years has not proven that; but I’m sure there’s more to come.

  • Anonymous 12/05/2008 1:03pm
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    Glenn Beck is a puppet. They all are. Do not listen to main stream media unless you like being taught what to think. Do you really think major media has your best interest at heart? Fear and Consumption.
    “Your skin could kill you!! right after this break.”

  • Anonymous 12/06/2008 6:32am

    This is simply a Bill to destroy U.S. sovereignty & install One World Government. We should be getting OUT of the UN, not subjugating ourselves to them by handing them our sovereignty along with our money. We know how the UN fat-cats partied on caviar & champaign as the genocide continued in Darfur! Poverty is better addressed thru private concerns such as World Vision… & on a VOLUNTARY basis thru charitable donations. Once a government agency is put in charge, the corruption begins… & good money is thrown after bad. We have NO obligation to create wealth in poor nations… such endeavors have served only to enrich the mightiest few while the populace suffers.

  • Anonymous 12/06/2008 3:46pm

    I am tired of giving my money for others to have. I work hard for my money and I want to keep it here in the United States, YOU DO NOT DESERVE TO RECEIVE ANYTHING, unless you contribute. WE cannot take care of the world, who doesn’t want to take care of themselves, period. We need to take care of our country before we go outside and spend our resources on others. The congress needs to go get a real job of earning their money instead of taking our money and living better then us. They don’t care, it is our money they are spending, not theirs………..God Bless America…….

  • Anonymous 12/06/2008 11:07pm

    PUT GODILY PRINCIPALS FIRST CHRIST JESUS THE FATHER GOD IN HEAVEN PLANS ALWAYS WORK, BUT MAN’S PLANS TWISTED LAWS AND MANIPULATION BY THE SPIRIT OF THIS WORLD ALWAYS CREAT FEARS AND THEIR WAYS LEAD TO DESTRUCTIONS CAUSE LACK OF GODILY WISDOM. TO MUCH KNOWLEDGE FROM THE ENEMY SATAN FRIUTS LYING CUNNING, DECEIVING,SELFISH, MURDERE AND DESTROYER, PRAY ITS OK TO GIVE TO THE POOR, FEED, CLOTH EDUCATE ALSO,THEN LAW OF GOD THE PRINCIPLE OF GOD IS THE LAW OF UNIVERSE, NOT FACIST, MARSCIST, NOT SOCIALIST, DEMOCRATE LIBERAL OR REPUBLIC,FALSERELIGIONS, EVEN THOUGH GOD IS A GOOD JUDGE AND JUST, HE LOVES US WE ARE HIS CREATIONS BUT HE WILL BE ALWAYS THE CREATORAND MAN HE KNOWS WHO TO BLESS, HE KNOWS THERE 885 MILLIONS PEOPLE LIVE LESS AND A US $ BUT HE KNOWS ALSO ABOUT EUROPE DOLLARS, THERE ARE GODILY PRINCIPALS IN LIVES WITH,PURITY,GOOD MORALES AND GIVING,HELPING, SOWING, LABOURING HARVESTING THANKSGIVING AND FEASTING, AND THERE IS A TIME FOR PRUNNIG FOR MUCH FRIUTS GOOD, FROM GOOD SEEDS NOT LABOURING ITSELF BUT GOOD SEEDS THAT COME FORM ONE TREE OF LIFE THAT CHRIST JESUS OUR SAVIOR, COUNSELLOR EMMANUEL, PRINCE OF PEACE, HEALER AND DELIVERER BUT WHEN YOU TAKE HIM OUT OF SCHOOLS, AND HIGH PLACES LIKE GOVERNMENT YOU SETTING YOURSELVES UP FOR THE ANTICHRIST MERGING ,COMPRIMISING WITH UNEQUALY YORK, WORDER WHY. FIRST YOU BEGAN TO BLAME AS SATAN WOULD, WITH FEAR AND PRIDE THEN GO WITH THE SELFISH MANIPULATION WAYS,THEN WHAT THE SEEDS IS CORREPTED FTROM THE VERY BEGINING WITH ITS OWN LIES FROM THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE. MAN WITH GOD IS DEAD AND HELL. THANK GOD FOR THE FOREFATHERS OF THIS NATIONS WAS GOD FEARING MEN, AND WE KNOW THAT THEY WERE PERFECT BUT ONE THINGS IS SUSTAINING US ARE THEIR PRAYERS OF MERCY THAT IN GOD CONVENANT IS A PROMISE A LIVING HOPE.DEAD HOPE IS DEAD HOPE IS NOT A LIVING HOPE LIKE PUNNING TIME OR A TRIUMPH OVER A TRIALS JUST CHRIST DID ON THE CROSS. ITS THE REAL DEAL HERE. NOT FANTASY HOLYWOOD, FASHION OF THE WORLD ITS TRUE PEOPLE OF GOD TRUE UNITY OF THE BODY OF CHRIST IN MANY NATION AND RACES AND COLOR IF YOU DON’T BELEIVE ITS BAD NEWS FOR YOU, JUDGEMENT IS ALREADY DONE WE BELEIVERS SHOULD LIVE AS COMMUNITY OF LOVE AND PURE, HEART, KIND IN COMMUNION WITH CHRIST NOT,PRAY FOR THE WISE, INTELLECT,PHILOSOPHERS,SCENTIST UNBELEIVERS UNGODILY POLITICAINS, LEADERS,AND INCLUDING RELIGIOUS LEADERS TRUE, PRAY FOR ISRAEL. AMEN. PROPHECIES ARE WARNING = BE PREPARE= AN IMPORTANT MESSAGESO WHERE THERE IS HUMBLENESS, KINDNESS LEAD TO REPENTANCE, PRAYERS THERE IS A LIVING LOVING GOD ONLY ONE TRUE LIVING FATHER GOD YAHEWBJEHOVAH GOD WE NEED TO PRAISE HIM HE SAID LOVE IS MORE POWERFUL THAN PROPHEC.BECAUSE WHEN WE WERE STILL SINNERS BUT YET CHRIST SAVED US WE ARE IN THE LAST DAYS BUT THE TRANSFER OF WEALTH OF THE WICKED WILL BE FOR THE JUST. 1PETER 1:1-9.PSALM33. PSALM 149.PROVERB13:13-25.MATHEW5:2-25.MATHEW24.(GENESIS1,2,3.) if don’t know the bible or The lord saythis prayer and mean it Dear Jesus Christ I CONFESS THAT AM ASINNER THAT FELL SHORT BEFORE OF THE GLORY OF GOD,SO LORD REPENT AND ACCEPTING THE FORGIVENESS FOR WHAT YOU GAVE AT THE CROSS I BELEIVES THAT YOU DIED AND ROSE AGAIN ON THE THIRD DAY SO I FORGIVE MYSELF AND OTHERS WHO DID WRONG AND TOSE WHOD DID ME FREELY FORGIVE LORD RIGHT NOW LORD JESUS COME TO MY HERAT FILL ME WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT BE THE GOVERNOE OF MY SOULAND SPIRIT THANK YOU FATHER GOD IN JESUS NAME AMEN NOW YOU ARE A CHILD OF THE TRUE GOD.

  • Anonymous 12/07/2008 8:02am

    I do not uderstans, I have read all of the bill i can find, and can’t find where it states that any thing but a report is what is requried.

  • Anonymous 12/07/2008 1:19pm

    The U.S. needs to get out of the UN

  • Anonymous 12/09/2008 1:11am

    Federal Reserve and World Bank OUT. Traitors in Congress and government TRIED, CONVICTED and then EXECUTED on the Mall. Borrow some guillotines from France. Start with Reid and Pelosi. Then work your way through the 535. Biden gets it just for those hair plugs.

  • Anonymous 12/09/2008 4:03am

    The generosity of our Congress knows no bounds. This Country needs to get out of the UN and look after the people of the United States first. To think that a group of men with a passion and commitment to start a republic would evolve into this self centered group of unbelievable light weights is discusting. Vote them all out of office, it’s time to get some fresh blood in the Congress.

  • Anonymous 12/09/2008 5:49am

    Look at the www.un.org/millenniumgoals/ according to that website Germany is second to the US in providing money towards the poor. At .37 % of whatever they use as their measurment they spent in 2008 175 million dollars(us currency). IF we spent more, what did we spend? And I would think that .7 is going to be a lot of money.

  • Anonymous 12/09/2008 5:53am

    How can our government expect us to trust them when our congress is so secretive about legislation that proposes to disarm law abiding citizens. The gereral public dosen’t understand that crime is often the result of lax law enforcement in order to give the government an excuse to send in NATO troops to occupy the US. Such a proposal was being discussed during the race riots of the sixties. Result total government control. Again subjects not citizens.

  • Anonymous 12/09/2008 8:54am

    wake up people its time for a revolution in this country. the US goverment is so politically corrupt it’s pathetic. i know one thing i am not a highly educated man but i do have some damn common sense, unlike our greedy for oneself elected officials and yes we elect them it’s just to bad they change into greedy blood sucking leaches after they take their office. Great example is the bailouts to all the buttholes that actually put us in this situation, one thing for sure is this will never change until we get rid of the federal reserve that is a private entity owned by the richest 12 people in the world , Kennedy had it right , thats why he is dead, wake up, our country is being sold down the tubes and there is only one thing we can do about it and believe me you liberals haven’t a clue what my last statement means , i just hope i live long enough to help overthrow this sadistic regime we call the United States Goverment and start putting corrupt politicians in JAIL for breaking the laws and betraying the people of the U.S. perfect example right here and now is the Govenor of Illinois , IF CONVICTED DOES HE DO JAIL TIME ? How About Congress and The Senate , do you think if they were on the social security sytsem it would be in the mess it’s in , would they be giving it to illegal immigrants that have not put a dime into it, All of the above the answer is NO, Face it the UNITED STATES GOVERMENT DOESN’T GIVE A RATS ASS ABOUT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, Their to busy taking poor peoples money from a rich country ie the U.S and giving it to Rich PEOPLE in poor countries ,

  • Anonymous 12/09/2008 12:18pm

    I believe in helping others. However, I believe they should help themselves. The old addage, “Give a man a fish……” I believe if you WORK hard, and in an HONEST way, then you should be able to keep what you have earned. I do believe there are too many CEOs making far too much money for the amount of work they do. I also believe that some of the big unions are pricing jobs out of America. We should have a strong military to assure our freedoms, and we should be able to protect ourselves individually (and I’m speaking from personal experience). We need to have our choice of doctors, procedures, and insurance and should be able to afford our insurance. I don’t think insurance companies should be able to pick what you cover. If you have health insurance, it should cover your body…not one for the eyes, one for your teeth, etc. It is all part of your body. If you have home insurance, then your home insurance should cover you whether your house is damaged by fire, flood, tornado, etc. Back to health insurance….I have lived in countries which had “universal health care” and I could hardly wait to get back to the USA. The care was sub par in those other countries. The doctors didn’t care how you felt. They were going to get paid regardless of how well they did. They didn’t give anesthesia for a root canal because they weren’t paid any more for it. (Again personal experience). And you had to wait an eternity to have an appointment. I have also taught in a communist country (well, actually communism officially ended the year I got there but the mindset of the people and the governments hadn’t changed. The most difficult part of the job was to teach the children how to think on their own, to be creative. People being creative and being allowed to succeed (and FAIL)and individuals and companies competing for your attention are what create new vaccines, inventions, and better ways to live. We, as a nation, need to quit creating Victims of everyone. Help people, yes, but making them dependent on the government or you in not helping. It is destroying their ego, mindset, and enthusiasm for life.

  • DAWNIE 12/09/2008 2:53pm

    Bill S.2433. This innocent sounding bill would destroy America as we know it. Anyone promoting it or voting for it should be charged with treason.

  • Anonymous 12/11/2008 2:03am

    The UN is a communist run organization. We don’t want these dirt bags on American soil. This bill also indends to elminate 2nd ammendment rights – DON’T GO THERE.

  • Anonymous 12/11/2008 2:03am

    The UN is a communist run organization. We don’t want these dirt bags on American soil. This bill also indends to elminate 2nd ammendment rights – DON’T GO THERE.

  • Anonymous 12/11/2008 3:47am

    Don’t let the UN controll us when they cannot wipe their own butts. They will put us on the line for all their mistakes. Let the UN set up in France, they don’t appreciate a thing we do anyway.
    We need to care for our own country before we can care for anyone else! What happened after Katrina? Looks like Obama will sell us out as Congress has in the past. This country is truelly falling apart.

  • ngoldfdf 12/11/2008 9:21am

    Aye Aye, but I’m sorry, but we have some bigger problems going on in U.S that should be dealt with first. I doubt we can afford or take up the responsiblity of feeding all the hungry, maybe Bill Gates. I just want some good health care and to be able to afford my groceries.

  • rbenech 12/11/2008 9:26am

    By helping the poorest contribute to our global society, we gain the benefit of a productive member of society and loose the liability of one that is not.

  • Quantabella 12/11/2008 10:22am

    Where does government get the power to forcibly take the people’s money to implement such a program? Private citizens could raise enough funds to do this themselves. Why don’t we organize privately and solve this problem rather than using economic force? This is just another way to make those in government richer without actually solving the problem of extreme poverty in developing nations. Trust me, I’ve seen in a million times.

  • Anonymous 12/12/2008 3:52am

    Hey Folks —

    Guess what ?? we CAN"T all get along no matter how much money ya throw at it — personally I don’t give a rat’s * about any kinda Globalism — they’re all going to be here illegally anyway — 40 years & 40 Trillion dollars to make the world safe for Marxism — whatta deal — thank you “emoto-crats” …

    First tow the U.N. out past the limit and let it sink — I get sick of the BS from the MSM about people hurting in this country — maybe they need to steal more big screen TV’s to keep from hurting, eh ?? or just bail ‘em out or why don’t the producers invite the homeless to their house for dinner … I imagine the founding fathers are rolling over … all that’s happening is just like the Woodrow Wilson days … next the brown shirts, will be a hate crime to use a word that is not PC, gulags for all the dissenters … why is it my responsibility to worry why some one lives on a dollar a day ??? betcha they are just as happy as they don’t know the difference, but they ain’t got the right tennis shoes …

    75 years to rid the world of communism & we’re going to do it better — Right ??

    cheers y’all

  • Anonymous 12/12/2008 7:11am

    I have something I’ve been wanting to say for a while – I’m pretty sure that libertarians are the dumbest people on the face of the planet. Their distrust of government and constant sniping at anything that involves investing in the health of communities is incredibly shallow and short sighted. It is as though their lives revolve around the mantras of “individualism!”, “government is stupid and can’t do anything right!” and “let the free market decide who lives and who dies!”

    1. You can be an individual, but we have to all get along. It might mean that you and your neighbor have to pitch in with the rest of the folks who are building that road you drive down to go to work. If you don’t want to play along, don’t drive down the road.
    2. We do need someone watching the accounting, monitoring and evaluating, helping to provide the details of the state of the world. We need people who are effectively carrying out the will of the people. We’re a long way from ever living in a society that doesn’t have some form of government – until then, I want someone who at least believes in government’s ability to do some good things at the helm. Most libertarians bring an attitude that would lose every game if they were the coach, because, at their core, they don’t believe that humans have the capacity to cooperate. They don’t see how that is self-fulfilling. A snake eating it’s tail, if you will. If you hate government so much and fundamentally disagree that it has any capacity to work, then go live on an island with Glen Beck and let nature take it’s course.
    3. The invisible hand of the free market is also known as, “all of the people with all of the money make all of their decisions with their own interests in mind.” Applying the profit motive to everything is not a solution. We cannot expect that putting a price tag on every possible service will serve the best interests of everyone involved. Ultimately it only serves the interests of the person who collects the cash. When corners can be cut in order to make more money, then corners are cut. With the American health care systems, that means death to at least 22,000 people a year. With global poverty, that’s 24,000 people a day. We have all of the resources on the planet to keep everyone alive. It is “the market” that is killing people when everyone is waiting for the right monetary incentive to save lives. The world’s richest people are not benevolent to the extent that they will voluntarily chip in. Most libertarians act like this isn’t already an option. It has always been an option, so I ask you, why isn’t it working? Or is it working, and you don’t really care that people die? Or some other pseudo-intellectual version of realism.

    I guess that’s all, I just had to get it off my chest. I’m amazed by how vicious and self-righteous most libertarians can be, especially when their arguments are so shallow and obviously flawed.

  • Anonymous 12/12/2008 8:10am

    the liberals just won’t get it until THEY are in charge…as select few…and America is sold out…

    God help us….seriously, the end of the United States of America is close at hand. So many Americans are apathetic…they don’t even know or CARE…

    the more the government “helps” you the more they OWN you…

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    Anonymous 12/12/2008 9:52am
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    Please explain what you mean by this:

    “the more the government “helps” you the more they OWN you…"

    Please lay out your concept of “help” and how one can be owned by the government. What are the specific implications of being owned by the government?

    Are there ever instances when help can be a good thing?

    For instance, if you woke up tomorrow with a deadly disease that could be treated, but it would cost $1 million for the treatment and you didn’t have the $1 million or have any friends with $1 million, would it be ok for tax payer dollars to help save your life? Or would you prefer to die in defense of your political philosophy?

  • ThinkBeforeYouEnact 12/13/2008 9:53pm

    More bureaucracy, more paper money being created out of thin air, and in general too vague.

  • Anonymous 12/14/2008 5:01am

    Our government should first delete completely the poverty in the USA to see if it will work. Then help the other countries out. Make sure the leaders of countries do not hoard the money like Iraq 450M in American bills sealed in buildings with the people living in poverty. Right now they are putting my grandkids and maybe their kids in debt!

  • Anonymous 12/14/2008 5:36pm

    We have far to many people in our own country that we should help before we continue to send Billions to countries that don’t even like us. Wake up people!!

  • Anonymous 12/15/2008 6:48am

    Another Congressional giveaway-Our own country is in serious disarray and they worry about everybody but the one’s paying the bill.Maybe they should buck up out of thier own funds and see how they react.I for one am getting fed up with the U.S.Gov.Take care of our own!!Stop the giveaways and tend to the business at home-Don’t like it-move to another country and do your charity work there on your own dime!!!!!!!!


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