Before the elections President Obama told Russian President Vladimir Putin that he would have a freer hand to work with Putin once he got re-elected. With the United Nations about to begin two weeks of climate talks in Doha Qatar, the question rises as to whether Obama feels a similar freedom to go along with such UN plans as a global warming tax. This is exactly the issue raised in an article by Brian Sussman that was posted in toady’s edition of The American Thinker:
This week the United Nations begins two weeks of climate talks in Doha, Qatar. The primary goal of these meetings is to draw President Obama into accepting a redistribution plan designed extract money from the U.S. economy in the form of a global warming tax and doling out the cash to Third World nations.
“There will be expectations from countries to hear a new voice from the United States,” said Jennifer Morgan, director of the climate and energy program at the World Resources Institute in Washington.
Obama and other members of his Administration have shown interest in past UN directed wealth redistribution schemes:
The lame duck Obama administration will likely be all over this UN plan. As a U.S. senator in 2008, Obama sponsored a bill known as the “Global Poverty Act.” The bill would have made levels of U.S. foreign aid spending subservient to the dictates of the United Nations.
Joe Biden, then chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was a vocal supporter of the legislation which 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.
A release from the Obama Senate office about the bill declared, “In 2000, the U.S. joined more than 180 countries at the United Nations Millennium Summit and vowed to reduce global poverty by 2015… 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.”
Attempts to move towards the nationalization of sectors of our economy like health care and energy could be just the beginning. Why be content to stick with centralizing economic control at the national level when you can centralize it at the global level?