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Virginia Congressman Introduces Foreign Assistance "Reform" Legislation

Reform???

Gerald Connolly (D-VA) has introduced the Global Partnerships Act which updates U.S. foreign aid packages.

BUT WHERE IN THE U.S. CONSTITUTION does it authorize the congress to give away EVEN ONE PENNY of American citizen's money to foreign governments???

Yet this congressman is all proud of his 30 years of supporting and crafting foreign aid bills (which is just another way of saying THEFT from the American treasury to foreign nations).

This man should be CHARGED WITH TREASON - not PROUD of his "achievements."

STORY HERE:
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Representative Gerald Connolly (D-VA) has introduced the Global Partnerships Act, the first major rewrite of foreign assistance legislation in more than 50 years.

The landmark foreign aid reform bill is the culmination of more than four years of collaboration between former House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Howard Berman and Connolly. Connolly and Berman introduced similar legislation at the end of the 112th Congress.

“It is time for a complete overhaul of the way we administer foreign aid. The 21st century requires a foreign aid program that recognizes today’s priorities and streamlines the process in the post-Cold War era,” Connolly said. “It is also a critical component of our national-security strategy, encompassing three key tenets: defense, diplomacy and development,” Connolly said.

“The Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 has become outdated, with a myriad of competing goals, objectives and priorities,” Connolly said. “These legislative barnacles, built up over a half century, inhibit our ability to effectively and efficiently meet our strategic mission of delivering foreign aid around the world. This bill will ensure that American assistance is maximized for its full impact.”

The Center for Global Development identified more than 33 major objectives, 75 priorities and 247 directives relating to foreign aid in the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961. Connolly’s legislation simplifies the administration of foreign aid by restoring the U.S. Agency for International Development’s policy and budget functions and identifying eight concise goals for development assistance. These eight goals are:

•Accelerating economic growth
•Promoting food security
•Advancing health
•Expanding education
•Protecting and restoring the natural environment
•Improving access to safe water, sanitation and shelter
•Fostering equal opportunity
•Strengthening democratic governance

In addition, the Global Partnership Act provides greater transparency, accountability, and oversight of the aid system by requiring an online database about all forms of U.S. foreign assistance, including an unclassified database on security assistance.

“At a time when competing government priorities face the chopping block, advocates of effective foreign aid have a responsibility to make the case that aid directly serves our country’s long-term national-security and economic interests, and in a cost-effective way,” Connolly said.

At last week’s House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on U.S. foreign aid, USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah pledged to work with Connolly on this effort to overhaul and modernize U.S. foreign assistance.

Connolly was involved in drafting the Foreign Assistance reauthorization in 1986, when he served on the staff of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Connolly has more than 30 years of experience in foreign aid and poverty issues in the public and private sector, and as a senior member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

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Slam this rat Connolly here...I did.

Connolly's Twitter page here...SLAM HIM!
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Connolly's Website here...SLAM HIM AGAIN!
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"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

Slam this rat Connolly here...I did.

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"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

Did I mention that you can slam Connolly here?...

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"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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"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

Slam him here...

Connolly's Twitter page here...SLAM HIM!
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Connolly's Website here...SLAM HIM AGAIN!
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"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

Slam him here...

Connolly's Twitter page here...SLAM HIM!
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"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

U.S.A.I.D. should be eliminated.

United States Agency for International Development

WHERE in the U.S. Constitution does it authorize congress to even create such an agency?

If Americans want to give out of the goodness of their hearts that's great.

But foreign aid - stolen from us from our paychecks - is not charity...it is THEFT and RE-Distribution of our hard-earned money in the name of "Goodness."

And it's bi-partisan. Mitt Romney said "Foreign aid is GOOD for America."

John Kerry is all for it.

Lyndsey Graham said recently that foreign aid is NOT wealth Re-distribution!

Huuuuh???

By the way, President John. F. Kennedy created the United States Agency for International Development by executive order in 1961.

"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

Stop the Blank Check .org

This foolishness has to end! stoptheblankcheck.org they offer a free info pack w/ posters and cards and such(I sent them 5 bucks later) they are excellent to photocopy and post in the library and on college campuses and grocery stores etc

Four years of collaboration to come up with this reform

when about four seconds of eradication would fix the issue one and for all.

Here's what I said on his Twitter page...

"Mr Congressman, WHERE in the U.S. Constitution does it authorize you to give away ONE PENNY of U.S. taxpayer money to foreign governments?"

I am "PawnStorm" on Twitter.

"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

I'd chip in

I'd chip in to post ads in the local newspapers in his district to expose this tool.

I would too.

This foreign aid thing is out of control.

"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