Biden’s “gaffe” really a revelation?

By | March 31, 2012

Vice President Joe Biden’s habit of speaking without thinking may have been more of a revelation this time than his typical gaffe.

At a campaign event in Iowa last week, Biden said, “…we want to create what’s called a global minimum tax…”

As Justen Charters points out in the latest edition of Dear Citizen TV, Biden isn’t the only member of the Obama administration that is floating that idea around.

Gene Sperling has a rather extensive D.C. employment history. Appointed by President Obama in January 2011, Sperling is currently the Director of the National Economic Council and Assistant tot he President for Economic Policy. He assumed that post following the departure of Larry Summers.

Sperling has also been counselor and lead policy advisor to the Secretary of the Department of the Treasury, Timothy Geithner, was the Director of the National Economic Council under the Clinton administration, has been on staff at the Council on Foreign Relations and was a consultant for Goldmann Sachs in 2008.

Gene Sperling is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, which is largely credited for authoring the Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Board Members and Fellows at CAP include George Soros, who wrote a book entitled Open Society: Reforming Global Capitalism, former “Green Jobs Czar” Van Jones and former Economic Advisor to the President Larry Summers.

What’s the advice that economics ‘genius’ Gene Sperling provides? We can turn to his book Pro-Growth Progressive: An Economic Strategy for Shared Prosperity.

Sperling talks a great deal about open global trade and reducing poverty throughout the world. One strategy he states is to “go beyond the UN Millenium Development Goal… the world needs a new global compact.”

As you heard in the video, the UN Millenium Declaration was practically identical to the Global Poverty Act which was authored by then Senator Obama. To quote the UNMD, “Global challenges must be managed in a way that distributes the costs and burdens fairly in accordance with the basic principles of equity and social justice. Those who suffer or who benefit least deserve help from those who benefit most.”

If it had passed, the GPA would have given the President of the United States unmitigated authority to distribute wealth.

“A bill to require the President to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to further the United States foreign policy objective of promoting the reduction of global poverty, the elimination of extreme global poverty, and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goal of reducing by one-half the proportion of people worldwide, between 1990 and 2015, who live on less than $1 per day.”

The Center for American Progress seems to be a common thread among those in the current administration that have a radical global agenda to redistribute wealth, whether it be through tax code, Cap and Trade and the “Green” Agenda, or by simply giving the president unyielding power. Dear Citizen TV promises to expose the truth and call out globalist, communists, greeniacs and the like. Click here for more videos.

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3 thoughts on “Biden’s “gaffe” really a revelation?

  1. cina

    i mean, it’s time to pick our battles, i suppose. if you push down on your peddle at the green light, or if you get the large popcorn, or if you get the footlong instead of the 6-inch, you could probably do your part to help this world (and its economy, remember). i don’t know why this has to be part of our platform. but maybe i’m stupid. i don’t know.

  2. cina

    i’m a conservative, but why is it that a better, more equitable world has become something we’re against? for pennies most of us wouldn’t miss, we could help others. something doesn’t add up here.

  3. Kyle Becker

    This Millenium Challenge is something all conservatives should know about. Had a professor in Political Economy from the London (Socialist) School of Economics who raved about it the entire course. That should make us all very wary.

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