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H.R.2639 Global Poverty Act of 2009, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: May 21, 2009 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

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  • 68% of users oppose H.R.2639

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • Directs the President and Secretary of State to develop a strategy to reduce global poverty -- specifically to support the UN Millennium Development Goal of reducing by 50% the proportion of people who live on less than $1 a day.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: Directs the President and Secretary of State to develop a strategy to reduce global poverty -- specifically to support the UN Millennium Development Goal of reducing by 50% the proportion of people who live on less than $1 a day.

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On May 26, 2009, by donnyshaw - Some more on this bill and some common misconceptions of it here: http://bit.ly/DjkHl ...it will not cost the U.S. $845 billion.

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      As noted by donnyshaw, a user on OpenCongress.org, on May 26, 2009, "Some more on this bill and some common misconceptions of it here: http://bit.ly/DjkHl ...it will not cost the U.S. $845 billion."
    • On May 26, 2009, by jml6m - I know that the bill won't be expensive for us, but I don't think our focuses should lie on global poverty, but rather, poverty within our country. This bill just sounds like a "poster board bill", or a bill that is meant to show that America "cares", and nothing more. If it got passed, so be it, but I don't think it will be helpful in the long run.

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      As noted by jml6m, a user on OpenCongress.org, on May 26, 2009, "I know that the bill won't be expensive for us, but I don't think our focuses should lie on global poverty, but rather, poverty within our country. This bill just sounds like a "poster board bill", or a bill that is meant to show that America "cares", and nothing more. If it got passed, so be it, but I don't think it will be helpful in the long run."
    • On September 10, 2010, by lieslieslies - I think that you may be mistaken and taking this far too lightly. This will take a percentage of our GDP. It's called redistribution of wealth, like it or not. http://www.aim.org/aim-column/u.n.-to-emerge-as-global-irs/ http://www.c-spanarchives.org/program/ID/212790&start=0&end=2352

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      As noted by lieslieslies, a user on OpenCongress.org, on September 10, 2010, "I think that you may be mistaken and taking this far too lightly. This will take a percentage of our GDP. It's called redistribution of wealth, like it or not. http://www.aim.org/aim-column/u.n.-to-emerge-as-global-irs/ http://www.c-spanarchives.org/program/ID/212790&start=0&end=2352"

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Why does Obama want to waste billions of American taxpayer ... - August 17, 2011 by admin - The bill, called the Global Poverty Act, is the type of legislation, “We can – and must – make … a priority,” said Obama, a co-sponsor. It would demand that .... http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h2639/show · Log in to Reply ...

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      As noted by admin on August 17, 2011, "The bill, called the Global Poverty Act, is the type of legislation, “We can – and must – make … a priority,” said Obama, a co-sponsor. It would demand that .... http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h2639/show · Log in to Reply ..." (/url?q=http://taxdebtreliefservices.com/why-does-obama-want-to-waste-billions-of-american-taxpayer-dollars-overseas-feeding-his-fellow-africans&sa=U&ei=l4mZT6eTOayr2AXY8ZifBw&ved=0CCYQmAEwAA&usg=AFQjCNFFJUc0pGAGhSS6DHKI2N4qLm8DfA)
    • Why does Obama want to waste billions of American taxpayer ... - August 17, 2011 by admin - The bill, called the Global Poverty Act, is the type of legislation, “We can – and must – make … a priority,” said Obama, a co-sponsor. It would demand that .... http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h2639/show · Log in to Reply ...

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      As noted by admin on August 17, 2011, "The bill, called the Global Poverty Act, is the type of legislation, “We can – and must – make … a priority,” said Obama, a co-sponsor. It would demand that .... http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h2639/show · Log in to Reply ..." (/url?q=http://taxdebtreliefservices.com/why-does-obama-want-to-waste-billions-of-american-taxpayer-dollars-overseas-feeding-his-fellow-africans&sa=U&ei=gwSNT_P6N8Ps2QWZ_KT9Cw&ved=0CCUQmAEwAA&usg=AFQjCNHILsrg8MV9trX1vk9_XW60_wty4g)
    • Why does Obama want to waste billions of American taxpayer ... - August 17, 2011 by admin - The bill, called the Global Poverty Act, is the type of legislation, “We can – and must – make … a priority,” said Obama, a co-sponsor. It would demand that .... http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h2639/show · Log in to Reply ...

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      As noted by admin on August 17, 2011, "The bill, called the Global Poverty Act, is the type of legislation, “We can – and must – make … a priority,” said Obama, a co-sponsor. It would demand that .... http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h2639/show · Log in to Reply ..." (/url?q=http://taxdebtreliefservices.com/why-does-obama-want-to-waste-billions-of-american-taxpayer-dollars-overseas-feeding-his-fellow-africans&sa=U&ei=sV6MT7-RN6nE2gXskJnYCQ&ved=0CCUQmAEwAA&usg=AFQjCNGO13uup6OwmbbaPDgwUbqYlOUeDA)

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