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More great use of our tax payer money. Obama plans to give $400,000 to Gadhafi family run charities, divided between two foundations. $200,000 would goto the Gadhafi Development Foundation, which is run by Gadhafi's son, Saif, and the other $200,000 are to go to Wa Attassimou, an organization run by Muammar Gadhafi's daughter, Aisha. Mark Kirk (one of the Cap and Trade 8 idiots) all of a sudden grows a pair and tells Obama to withdrawl this grant.
The president's goal, according to his recent State of the Union address, is to double U.S. exports over the next five years. That's ambitious. During the past 25 years, the fastest doubling of exports was over seven years in the late 1980s as the global economy boomed and the dollar plunged. Goldman Sachs estimates that a similar scenario today might require 4.5 percent average annual global GDP growth accompanied by a 30 percent dollar depreciation.