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YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK: The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)

From their WebSite: "The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is a U.S. foreign aid agency that is helping lead the fight against global poverty."

Doesn't that sound nice?

BUT THIS is just an instrument for the IMMORAL transfer of wealth from AMERICAN taxpayers to "poorer" foreign countries.

It sure is a pretty Web-Site though...
http://www.mcc.gov/mcc/about/index.shtml

Note: Here is Federal Funding info for this program...

In Fiscal Year 2004, 650 million USD were provided for the program, with an increase up to 1.5 billion the next year.

For Fiscal Year 2007, 2 billion dollars were provided, a 14% increase over the previous year but still under the 3 billion target.

Again for Fiscal Year 2008, less funding will be provided than was hoped for, and only 1.2 billion is currently budgeted, and the CEO of the MCC commented that it would undercut the program's efforts.

In discussions of the Fiscal Year 2009 budget, the United States Senate has proposed that only half of the money needed for a compact be provided up front, as opposed to full funding for each one provident in advance, which officials at the corporation insist would be a "large step backward" causing too little aid to make an impact on recipient countries.

President Bush's 2008 Fiscal Year budget requested $2.225 billion, the first time since the programs inception that the amount was not $3 billion, and enough money for 5 compacts, several thresholds and administrative funding.

There is currently debate in congress as to how much to fund the program, with early numbers indicating it will be cut by 525 million, but there is a push by other senators to restore the funding.



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AMERIANNA...I BELIEVE FULLY IN CHARITY...

FROM YOUR HEART...

NOT FORCED FROM AN ARMED HAND OF GOVERNMENT.

HOW CAN YOU SAY THAT THE PERSON YOU ARE ASKING SOMETHING FROM IS THE SELFISH ONE???

I AM NOT ASKING YOU FOR ANYTHING.

IF YOU CHOOSE TO GIVE, THEN THAT IS AND SHOULD BE YOUR CHOICE AND YOU WILL BE REWARDED FOR IT SOMEDAY.

BUT WHEN YOU ARE FORCED TO GIVE BY AN ARMED 3RD PARTY, THERE IS NO CHARITY IN THAT. THAT IS THEFT.

AGAIN---HEAR THIS...

IF MY GOVERNMENT TOOK A LOT LESS FROM ME I WOULD HAVE A LOT MORE TO GIVE AND WOULD JOYFULLY DO SO.

DOES THIS MAKE ANY SENSE TO ALL?

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

Shouldn't we take care of our own poor first?

And I don't mean more welfare...how 'bout some programs to lift Americans out of poverty so they don't need welfare anymore.

It's been tried

It is call a draft.

"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."--Mark Twain

This is NOT Robin Hoodism

This money is passed through to politically connected U.S. Corporations for 'projects' they execute in these countries. A few elites who pull the strings in each country get 'bonuses' as well.

In most cases this 'aid' is a loan that can't be paid back and consequently gets used as leverage against these poor countries to squeeze them for natural resources, treasures and strategic votes of support.

It's no different from having central taxation in the U. S. that gets taken involuntarily, by force. This revenue is then used to justify dis-proportionate spending (that gets partially hi-jacked) to create debt bondage of an entire nation.

These aid projects are not good will. They are quite the opposite. They are a means of total control and submission of ill-informed and manipulated leaders of other countries.

You're right...but they want us to think it IS Robin Hoodism...

Which by the way is WRONG ANYWAY.

Robin Hood and his gang of merry thieves were acting like a government does by re-disrtibuting what they stole from others who THEY deemed shouldn't have it.

I have read that most foreign aid ends up in the hands of the governments of the countries who get this aid.

Then in turn we can control those counties from the top down.

REMEMBER: WHENEVER A GOVERNMENT TAKES FROM ONE PERSON OR COUNTRY, AND GIVES IT TO ANOTHER, IT CONTROLS BOTH.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

If you go back to the old

If you go back to the old Robin hood, he stole from the king to give to the people.. when the socialists/communists in this country spun the story it was robin hood stealing from the rich to give to the poor.

“Defiance of God’s Law will eventually bring havoc to a society.” - Dr. Ron Paul

HEY CONGRESS--THIS IS THEFT...DO YOU HEAR ME? THEFT.

IN 2004 UNDER A SUPPOSED "CONSERVATIVE" PRESIDENT, CONGRESS AUTHORIZED THIS IMMORAL-UNCONSTITUTIONAL PROGRAM DESIGNED TO TAKE MONEY FROM THE VERY PEOPLE THEY REPRESENT...

AND RE-DISTRIBUTE IT TO OTHER COUNTRIES WHO THEY DO NOT REPRESENT.

THIS IS NOT CHARITY.

IT IS FORCED.

WHAT HAPPENED TO THAT OATH THESE TRAITORS TOOK TO UPHOLD AND DEFEND THE U.S CONSTITUTION???

DO THEY CALL THIS CONSTITUTIONAL???

THIS IS A TRAITOROUS ACT ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE!!!

EVERY MEMBER OF CONGRESS WHO VOTED FOR THIS SHOULD BE TRIED FOR TREASON FOR STEALING FROM THE TREASURY OF THE UNITED STATES.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

Me First

Yours is a dog-eat-dog philosophy. You glorify selfishness. To you, the ultimate virtue is greed and devouring the weak.
Conservative philosophy has been on full-throated display in recent weeks.
First, the Republican talking points at the Health Care Summit (which essentially boiled down to "we don't care about the uninsured or less healthy people, especially if it might cost any rich people a penny in taxes").
Then, the Senate floor where Republicans held hostage a bill to help unemployed people because they wanted a chance to let mega-millionaires off the hook on inheritance taxes.
Finally, the speeches at the CPAC conference allowed us all to see the modern conservative philosophy in all its undisguised glory.
The irony is that you are preaching a form of moral decadence which eventually will destroy America.

. @ @ . Power to the People!
@ O @ -----> PEOPLE
. @ @ . NOT Corporate Entities!

Amerianna.. take your liberal

Amerianna.. take your liberal BS and go to some liberal website. In case you do not know. Ron Paul is conservative. EVERYTHING you bring up and talk about goes directly what Ron Paul beleives. So I guess you think its ok to take tax payer dollars and give that money to foreign countries? DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND THAT THE CONSTITUTION DOES NOT ALLOW THIS? you have really fallen for your public school brainwashing.. hopefully you will wise up her soon.

“Defiance of God’s Law will eventually bring havoc to a society.” - Dr. Ron Paul

Amerianna, the issue is NOT who is generous here on DP...

The issues are:

1) Do we really want all charitable actions to be run by the govenment, when it has been proven time after time that they are the least effective at getting the aid to the people who need it most?

2) Isn't it better for a person, morally, to be generous of his or her own free will, than to be forced to be so against his or her will?

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

I loudly second that "Libera_me"

Very well stated.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

True.

"I don't care about the uninsured or less healthy people, especially if it might cost any rich people a penny in taxes."

Okay, now that I've conceded that, will you admit to being a thief?

There's way more to this story, of course, but how about we agree on the basics:

You think I'm greedy for wanting to keep the fruits of my labor or intellect.
You think I "owe" people I have no relation to and have never met.
You tell a sad story to try and make your theft more palatable.

I don't want to give you my money. Yet, you are too scared to come to my house and take it, so you petition men with guns to force it from me. If I lose my life in this "transaction", you are fine with that because some "sad sack" somewhere needs my money more than I do and my life isn't worth as much as the group.

Who is the immoral one?

Ron Paul "Sign Wave Across the USA" -- November 5th!

Why are conservatives so selfish?

Why are conservatives so selfish?
Why do they want people to die because they were born in the wrong circumstances? Why do they think the value of a person is defined by their monetary worth?

They think the purpose of life is to accumulate possessions & have the latest stuff. That's ALL that matters. And they think everyone has friends & family that will help them when they fall on misfortune. Or they think the severely disabled have the same opportunities as someone born into a wealthy family & therefore its their own fault that they were born disabled - like they should have fixed their genetic material or something! Lol!! Its great that they blame the poor for their condition but are perfectly content at those who got their money based on lies & manipulation.

Who is the immoral one?
I'll let you know THAT after I see whether or not you delete my answer, like you did last time I spoke to you.

. @ @ . Power to the People!
@ O @ -----> PEOPLE
. @ @ . NOT Corporate Entities!

perfectly said Lisa..

perfectly said Lisa.. Hopefully as she gets educated she will pull her head out. you should have seen her post on how obama care was going to equall the rich vs poor BS.

“Defiance of God’s Law will eventually bring havoc to a society.” - Dr. Ron Paul

BEAUTIFULLY SAID, "IamVoting4RonPaul"

THERE IS NO SHAME IN SAYING THAT YOU DON'T WANT TO BE FORCED TO GIVE CHARITY AT THE POINT OF A TAX-COLLECTOR'S GUN.

THAT IS NOT CHARITY AND PEOPLE LIKE AMERIANNA SEEM TO THINK THAT IS A PROPER ROLE OF GOVERNMENT.

WHAT A CROCK.

I AM FAR FROM RICH, BUT I DON'T WANT MY GOVERNMENT TO TAKE MORE OF "RICH" PEOPLE'S MONEY FOR THEIR SOCIAL AGENDAS.

THIS IS NOT WHAT OUR FOUNDERS HAD IN MIND.

ORGANIZATIONS LIKE MCC (WHICH I AM TRYING TO MAKE PEOPLE AWARE OF) ARE IMMORAL AGENTS OF THE GOVERNMENT GIVEN THE AUTHORITY TO RE-DISTRIBUTE THE MONEY TAKEN FROM US AT THE POINT OF A GUN (IRS).

SHAME ON THE U.S CONGRESS FOR CREATING THIS THIEVING ORGANIZATION.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

Hey dude

The rich are the same ones that are implimenting policy, not We the People...They sure must have it figured for people like you, to make it look like they will tax themselves ..You just sucked it in.
I know who put Obama in office..Check his campaign contribution list..The rich & powerfull did the job ..i guess you actually believe they don't want anything from him ?
It's a health provider bailout pure & simple they were actually going broke..Investigate will you.
Ever hear of cooking the books ?

Where in the world would you get the idea that we're not friends..I realy hate those profitable health providers , RIGHT.
They make so much money they didn't have time to squeel..

We must be honest!

Ron Paul holds a "conservative" philosophy, as do I. The Bush administration, CPAC, FAUX News, all of it is a neocon/world-authoritarian-socialist philosophy. (See Strauss)

The Republican talking points during the "health" care debacle were not conservative points, and they only used emotional appeals because they knew they could vote against it and it would still pass (I mean, seriously, 3000 pages and all they could scream about was abortion funding and "death panels" - please....) The health care of little children was the last thing on the Dems or Repubs minds - over 2/3rds of the bill had nothing to do with health care. It was political theatre.

Lastly, and this is my main point: We cannot confuse morality with political philosophy. For instance, I, in practice and in philosophy, believe in helping the less fortunate through charity. I do think that helping others in a society will make a society better. However, I do not agree with taking money directly through force of government. Anything, no matter the intentions, done by force without benefit to all who contribute is doomed to fail. And, most of us would be against that idea even if we received benefit.

The term "greed" gets thrown around alot. But, whether you view greed as positive or negative, you cannot escape the fact that it is part of society and any political system. The orginal wealthy families in Russia maintained their status through "the party", just as the Banksters do here through "the Party" (with its R and D branches).

"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."--Mark Twain

Sorry Amerianna...I don't get your post...

Not sure who you are supporting here.

But if you think forced transfer of money from the American taxpayer to ANY other country in the world is moral, then we just disagree.

IT IS THEFT--authorized by the US CONGRESS which is supposed to represent the people of THIS country.

If I read your comments wrong, then disregard this reply and I apologize.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

insanity--

bump--

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

Also from their site..."Benefitting U.S Taxpayers."

They claim; "MCC is a prime example of smart U.S. Government assistance in action, benefitting both developing countries and U.S. taxpayers..."

They've GOT to be kidding.

How does anyone benefit from being RAPED??????

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

The Millennium Challenge Account (MCA),created by BUSH!!!

The Millennium Challenge Account (MCA), run by the Millennium Challenge Corporation, is a bilateral development fund announced by the Bush administration in 2002 and created in January, 2004.

And he claimed to be a republican???

Conservatives would NOT fund such an immoral concept.

THIS IS A TRAITOROUS ACT ON THE CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

Conservatives would NOT fund such an immoral concept.

That's true.
President George W. Bush declared that a major disaster existed in Iowa TWO DAYS after the cities of Parkersburg and New Hartford were severely damaged by tornadoes in 2008, making federal grant money available to residents for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans and other assistance almost immediately. I don't think I need to reiterate how that action differed from the action Bush took to help the nonconservative, nonrepublican victims of Katrina in 2005. But when one of your kind (conservative/republican) gets their homes blown away by a tornado or hurricane or washed out in a flood, they are in front of the line at FEMA, standing there with both hands out, looking for someone else to do every little thing for them. They don't even stand on line literally - they sit there, begging, "oh please give me money, give me give me give me!!!" It's clear that your kind (conservatives/republicans) are very selfish and hate everyone other than yourselves.

. @ @ . Power to the People!
@ O @ -----> PEOPLE
. @ @ . NOT Corporate Entities!

Amerianna.. Stalin is

Amerianna.. Stalin is applauding you in his grave. Obama loves you. You are a good little party member!

“Defiance of God’s Law will eventually bring havoc to a society.” - Dr. Ron Paul

Amerianna - May I suggest a name change...

RUSSIANNA!

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

Amerianna - I'm starting to think...

...that you're on the wrong site.

Have you ever heard of Austrian Economics???

The most MORAL form of economic thought.

If you came here to belittle our philosophy it won't work.

Try the Huffington Post where you will be among friends.

And if you think that taking citizens' money by government force to re-distribute it is moral, then we are on different pages.

If you think THAT is charity, then you are in the wrong country.

Maybe try Russia where they try to take care of everyone.

My belief is that Americans ARE INDEED compassionate and caring people, but we could (and would) give a lot more to charitable causes if the government took a lot less from us.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

Sorry..Ameri..I agree with

Sorry..Ameri..I agree with Pawn, here..When Obama annouunced that he just gave $100 BILLION dollars to the Haitian govt. because of their disaster, I almost popped two eyeballs AND my ear drums..How DARE he? If WE wanted (and many did) to go over there and help, or donate money, or clothes, that was UP TO US..NOT the President just throwing ONE HUNDRED BILLION of our money at a country we (hah hah) never liked very much anyway..and who got that money? The poor and suffering people? If you believe that, u really need to understand a lot more about what this government has been like the past 20 years or more..Maybe u shd look a bit more into where the money for this Organization actually went...

By the way, Crickett mentioned Obama gave Haiti $100 million...

I had the same reaction. But here's another little note...

In 2006 we (U.S.Government meaning taxpayers at the point of an IRS gun) gave Haiti $163 million and there was no earthquake.

In other words, Haiti is just another country standing in line for the over $22 BILLION in foreign aid we handed out in 2006.

Those are the latest figures I have.

I imagine it's a lot more now.

Again, forced giving is NOT CHARITY.

I'd like to have a talk with whoever makes the decisions to distribute our money that way.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

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