Congress Rejects UN
June 19, 2006
me ask you a question: Do you think you pay enough taxes?
Throughout the year you paid federal taxes through withholding, including
Social Security payroll taxes. You also paid state income taxes, unless you’re
fortunate enough to live in Texas or another state without an income tax. You
paid local property taxes. You paid local sales taxes every time you bought
something, and you paid numerous miscellaneous taxes such as vehicle license
fees and federal gas taxes. Like most people, you probably feel taxed to death
by all these city, county, state, and federal taxes. Well, hold on to your
wallets, because the United Nations now wants to impose a whole new level of global
taxes on us.
bureaucrats think rich nations like America ought to give more money to poor
nations- a lot more- simply because we’re rich. Never mind the billions of
foreign aid tax dollars we send overseas every year; never mind the billions
donated to overseas charities by Americans, the most charitable people on earth.
The UN mindset blames the western world for poverty everywhere, assuming that
our relative wealth must have come at the expense of the third world. The poor
countries themselves are never deemed responsible for their own predicaments,
despite their often corrupt governments, lack of property rights, and hostility
toward wealth-producing capitalism. Somehow, it’s always our fault. So the UN
holds conferences to talk about how we should pay to make things right, and the
idea of a UN tax naturally arises.
that the UN views itself as the emerging global government, and like all
governments, it needs money to operate. The goal, which the UN readily admits,
is to impose a comprehensive set of global laws on all of us- laws that
supersede sovereign national governments. To do this, the UN needs a global
military, a global police force, international courts, offices around the globe,
and plenty of highly-paid international bureaucrats. All of this costs money.
assured that the UN is absolutely serious about imposing a global tax. In fact,
it has been discussing a global currency tax for years. The "Tobin
tax," named after the Yale professor who proposed it, would be imposed on
all worldwide currency transactions. Such a tax could prove quite lucrative for
Tobin tax is not the only idea being considered. Some have suggested taxing all
airline travel or carbon emissions. The ultimate goal is an income tax, which
will be imposed after we’ve all swallowed the concept of UN taxing authority.