Forget all those stupid e-mails you get about Barack Obama being a Muslim, refusing to swear on the Bible, and all that. They're not true.
Here's something that is true, and that you can e-mail to all your friends. Obama wants Americans to pay a global tax to the United Nations.
Obama sponsored a bill in the Senate (S.2433) called the "Global Poverty Act." The bill, which has the support of many liberal religious groups, makes levels of U.S. foreign aid spending subservient to the dictates of the United Nations.
Obama's Senate office sent out a release on the bill: "In 2000, the U.S. joined more than 180 countries at the United Nations Millennium Summit and vowed to reduce global poverty by 2015. We are halfway towards this deadline, and it is time the United States makes it a priority of our foreign policy to meet this goal and help those who are struggling day to day.”
The legislation would commit the U.S. to spending 0.7 percent of gross national product on foreign aid, which amounts to a phenomenal 13-year total of $845 billion over and above what the U.S. already spends on foreign aid.
Obama's bill would make it US policy to end "global poverty" by committing Americans to an extra tax to be paid to the United Nations, to be distributed (or stolen) at their pleasure.
While many rumors about Barack Obama are untrue, this one is documented. The House version of this bill (H.R.1302) has already passed the House, and at this time is close to being passed in the Senate.
Does the United States need to commit itself to pay a tax to the United Nations? Should Americans be forced to pay yet more in taxes? Should more American money -- nearly a trillion dollars more over the next 13 years -- go to countries that oppose and hate America, simply because they're poor?
Barack Obama thinks so.