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Amendment No. 10 Offered By Mr. Paul
15 June 2005

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Mr. PAUL. Mr. Chairman, I offer an amendment.

The CHAIRMAN. The Clerk will designate the amendment.

The text of the amendment is as follows: Amendment No. 10 offered by Mr. PAUL:

Page 108, after line 7, insert the following:

SEC. 801. None of the funds made available in this Act may be used by the United Nations to develop or publicize any proposal concerning taxation or fees on any United States person in order to raise revenue for the United Nations or any of its specialized or affiliated agencies. None of the funds made available in this Act may be used by the United Nations to implement or impose any such taxation or fee on any United States person.

The CHAIRMAN. Pursuant to the order of the House of June 14, the gentleman from Texas (Mr. PAUL) and a Member opposed each will control 5 minutes.

The Chair recognizes the gentleman from Texas (Mr. PAUL).

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Mr. PAUL. Mr. Chairman, I yield myself such time as I may consume.

(Mr. PAUL asked and was given permission to revise and extend his remarks.)

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Mr. PAUL. Mr. Chairman, my amendment is a very simple, clear amendment. It prohibits the use of any funds in this bill to be used by the United Nations to promote a world global tax.

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Over the last 10 years, there were at least five meetings in the United Nations that talked and met for the sole purpose of devising a global tax. Not too long ago the G8 met, and France and Germany proposed a global tax on airline tickets. There have been other proposals on taxes on financial services. Hans Eichel, Germany’s finance minister, stated, “No one in the G8 has said anything against it. It is now on the agenda.”

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So it is not like I have dreamed up this possibility. This is very real. It is on the agenda. They have talked about it for years.

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Mr. Chairman, I would like to say that support for my amendment would be that somebody has responded. They think that nobody has, but I think the American people through us are quite willing to respond and say we are not ready, we do not think that it is a good idea that the United Nations be funded through a global tax.

Mr. WOLF. Mr. Chairman, will the gentleman yield?

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Mr. PAUL. I yield to the gentleman from Virginia.

Mr. WOLF. Mr. Chairman, I think the gentleman’s amendment is an excellent amendment, and I accept it and I am glad he offered it.

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Mr. PAUL. Mr. Chairman, I yield back the balance of my time.

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