Monday, July 14, 2008

Change You Can Believe In: $119 per American 2009-2013

Well, it is wonderful to know that both Presidential Candidates are Co-sponsors of S.2731. This is a bill which allocates $10,000,000,000 per year from 2009 to 2013. It is ostensibly intended to "authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2009 through 2013 to provide assistance to foreign countries to combat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, and for other purposes."

As the title said, it will cost every American $119.00 over the four year time. Isn't that special? Neither candidate bothered to ask if you would like to donate to such a worthy charity. Instead they simply decided for you. Gotta love it right?

It's not that I don't have a heart. It's that I don't believe that our government should be spending fifty billion dollars out of the country that they are not allowed to via the US Constitution.

Question for the readers or the candidates: Which of the enumerated powers authorizes the Congress to appropriate money for this purpose?

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