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GOP Lawmaker Blasts White House for $23M Spent on Kenya Constitution Vote

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posted on Jul, 21 2010 @ 08:11 PM
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GOP Lawmaker Blasts White House for $23M Spent on Kenya Constitution Vote


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A Republican lawmaker is accusing the White House of “unconscionable” and “illegal” acts for its role in Kenya's referendum on a new constitution, which would legalize abortion in the country for the first time.
Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey cited a report by the U.S. Agency for International Development, or USAID, which estimated that more than $23 million in U.S. taxpayer funds have been spent on the referendum, and Smith and other conservatives have complained that at least some of that money has been spent in sport of the proposed constitution, possibly violating U.S. law.
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posted on Jul, 21 2010 @ 08:11 PM
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I believe that this is part of the problem with the US and our image around the world. With everything that is going on, and the number of times the US has been burnt by such actions, one can only wonder what is going throug the minds of the politicians who approved this. In recent history it is that a majority of the countries where we have been involved in shaping the government of a foriegn country, it has come back to bite the hand of the US. It is also the height of hypocrasy to even suggest making abortion legal in another country, especially when the population of the US is highly divided on that issue. The politicians need to think about their actions, especially how and when the US will give money to or interfere in another countries politics, the things that they should push, should be what best represents what the people of the country believes in, not an issue that divides the country.

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posted on Jul, 21 2010 @ 08:42 PM
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its just obama trying to help out his homeland... err... i mean to say his ancestral region... wait that may not be right either...

you know i am curious how many people here in the US could have been helped with the 23 million?

that could buy houses for 230 families.

or further unemplyment benifits for thousands and thousands...

but instead it goes for kenyan legislation.





posted on Jul, 21 2010 @ 09:21 PM
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It has gone beyond the point where they might be embarassed to break the law, or at leaslt be seen to break the law.

They don't even care about keeping up the fictitious appearance of respecting the law.

They break the law every day...and blatently and arrogantly so.

The Presidency is illegal. Who cares any more? They now believe they are untouchable and invincible.

As for being concerned about what American people think about anything???



posted on Jul, 21 2010 @ 09:45 PM
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When is this government going to wake up to the fact, we can no longer afford to fund other countries? We can`t even keep our own citizens in jobs, let alone spend what few tax dollars the government gets on other countries. Why not take those dollars, and help the small buisness owners so we can get people back to work? No, let`s throw it at every other world problem, that we have no reason to be involved in. And our government wonders why so many people have low opinions of them. Do they even have a clue?



posted on Jul, 21 2010 @ 10:00 PM
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Better yet, when are these other countries gonna start spending their citizen dollars on US.

it isnt gonna happen.

dear us government,

STOP SPENDING MY MONEY OUTSIDE OF THIS COUNTRY ON THINGS THAT HAVE NO EFFECT ON MY COUNTRY!

start taking care of our people, lets feed our families, lets revamp our schools, lets rebuild our roads, lets get rid of useless litigation. lets stop acting like our people have no say or no knowledge and start having the government fear the people. the way it was meant to be.



posted on Jul, 21 2010 @ 11:03 PM
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Oh PUHLEEZE.


The GOP has done the same type of crap for ages, too. They are living in a glass house.

this is about control. it is about us keeping our boot on the necks of under developed nations.

Controlling Kenya is just as important as controlling the Ivory Coast. Just for slightly different reasons.

If you want some insights into how long this has gone on, read up on Smedley Butler, and apply what you learn to 90% of the wars over the course of human history.

The one thing that motivates mankind, for better or worse: greed.



posted on Jul, 21 2010 @ 11:15 PM
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This shouldn't be used to rally anyone's side of the political isle. Both parties have been spending for years...are we supposed to believe that one party has simply had a "come to Jesus moment" and realize the error of over spending. No, they both do it.



posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 02:03 AM
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you are absolutely correct...

unfortunately we had hoped that obama would bring about a change... and he has not. this is unfortunate



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