Friday, October 10, 2008

Global Poverty Airbrush?

Dan Reihl commented earlier that a website linking Obama to ACORN removed a key link on their page:
Absolutely incredible. Of all the items at this site - the hyper-links to the one below no longer exist. And in that article is proof that Obama is lying on his Fight the Smears website as of today.
Maybe coincidental or maybe just a glitch, but a PDF file linked here in an earlier post detailing Obama's "global poverty" plan now displays the following message:



No redirect so it would appear either the server is unavailable or they air brushed it into the bit bucket. Hmm. Wonder if it has anything to do with Obama's pending Senate Bill:
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.
This was flagged by Tennessee blogger Bear Creek Ledger earlier this year (notice the reference to Joe Biden). An interesting cross-cut, if nothing else. Perhaps with global markets in panic the idea of a massive redistribution of cash to the 3rd World was a potatoe of untouchable temperature right now.

6 comments:

LASunsett said...

The Obama Camp has removed several things from their websites, when it was politically expedient to do so. But they always forget about the cached versions.

A.C. McCloud said...

I looked for this one on Google to see if there was a cached version--couldn't find it.

And this is the one talking about "sunshine is the best disinfectant". What a joke.

LASunsett said...

Is this what you are looking for?

A.C. McCloud said...

You're a good sleuth, LA. Not sure why he would take this down. Maybe it's this:

"A recent study found that minority business owners, even if they have the same characteristics as other business owners, are significantly denied credit more
frequently and required to pay higher interest rates than white applicants. To compound this problem, in recent years there has been a significant decline in the share of Small Business Investment Company financings that have gone to minority-owned and women-owned businesses.

In order to increase their size, capacity, and ability to do business with the federal government and to compete in the open market, minority firms need
greater access to venture capital investment, as well as greater access to business loans. Barack Obama will strengthen Small Business Administration programs that provide capital to minority-owned businesses, support
outreach programs that help minority business owners apply for loans, and work to encourage the growth and capacity of minority firm"

LASunsett said...

OR it could be this:

//Create an Affordable Housing Trust Fund: In too many communities, low-income families are priced out of the housing market. Between 1993 and 2003, the number of units of affordable to low-income households fell by 1.2 million. Barack Obama believes we should create an Affordable Housing Trust Fund to develop affordable housing in mixed-income neighborhoods. The Affordable Housing Trust Fund would use a small percentage of the profits of two government-sponsored housing agencies, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, to create up to 14,000 new units of affordable housing every year.

A.C. McCloud said...

Bingo, I'd say.