I've just received word that Congress has not only funded the $1 billion in Millennium Development Grants that it had promised, but added $450 million to the total. Link The $1.45 billion MDG contribution is the largest in U.S. history. President Bush has repeatedly expressed a willingness to support additional MDG funding--HIV-AIDS and malaria funding being a much bigger concern for evangelicals than abortion or same-sex marriage (seriously; read the polls)--so it's a no-brainer that he will sign this when it comes across his desk.
Kudos to Speaker Pelosi's House. I never should have doubted you. Congratulations also to social conservatives, such as Senator Sam Brownback, who make evangelicalism look really good with their support of these initiatives.
Sometimes you really do make me proud to be an American, folks.
Typical tax and spend librul policy. I am one of those Evangelical you mention Mr. Head. The Bible says nothing about stealing from hardworking Americans to pay for a bunch of pie-in-the-sky malaria hooha over in Timbuktu. If Christ had wanted his people to pay for malaria drugs I am certain as can be that he'd have told us so. Pray for the sick! I'm willing to do my part in that and it won't cost the American taxpayer one dime.
- Abram Weaver
All yours, Tom. ;-)
Not taking the bait. I know satire when I see it... ;o)
- Tom Head