March 03, 2009

PARTNERSHIP OF PURPOSE = SCARY

I never really bought into the idea that it was better to have Obama as president and be in the vocal opposition than to have RINO McCain in office. I have been scared of irreversible policy changes. And this partnering with the global community, crippling us while helping them, is one of them:

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown will discuss global financial supervision and coordinated measures to support the economy with US President Barack Obama this week.

Brown will become the first European leader to meet the US president on Tuesday, since Obama’s inauguration. “I believe there is no challenge so great or so difficult that it cannot be overcome by US, Britain and the world working together,” Brown wrote in the Sunday Times.

“That is why President Obama and I will discuss this week a global new deal, whose impact can stretch from the villages of Africa to reforming the financial institutions of London and New York, and giving security to the hard-working families in every country.”

Brown said the two countries’ “partnership of purpose” should be directed at fighting the economic downturn as well as terrorism, poverty and disease. Britain is keen to get US support for the bold aims of a G20 summit on April 2.

Every word in this short article makes me shudder.

-- I don't want my country to promise to give security to families in every country.

-- I don't want even more American tax dollars to fight poverty and disease in other countries.

-- I don't want an American New Deal, much less a Global New Deal. Ugh, I can't stand the word global.

Posted by: Sarah at 03:34 PM | Comments (2) | Add Comment
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1 On this matter, I'm actually not worried, as Obama dissed Brown bigtime today (no joint press conference, no appearance with spouses, etc). Brown is scrambling to look important, but this is the second time Obama has smacked Great Britain; I don't see them working together much, frankly.

Posted by: FbL at March 03, 2009 10:34 PM (HwqvF)

2 I hadn't heard that yet, FbL. I will have to dig it up. But whew.

Posted by: Sarah at March 04, 2009 02:48 AM (TWet1)

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