Here we go again: To Americans and others --- Just shut up and pay up!
From: "The Stalking Horse for Global Taxes"
"Innovative sources of financing", If you should hear these words come out of the mouths of United Nation's officials, among other catch phrases, grab your wallets and check your bank account balances.
I've said it before: the United Nations, that bastion of corruption and incompetence, has designs on the stream of American, Japanese and taxpayer dollars of other developed nations. (But then again, who doesn't?)
Why would France's Jacque Chirac pair with UN Secretary Kofi Annan to push forward a new international tax on international airline tickets for passage from France? Why are they interesting in taxes which [are] designed to be the precursor of an array of global taxes? These taxes so far include:
• international financial transactions
• the internet
Annan, Chirac and others are in a power game against the United States. Each has a different goal in mind. "Chirac, for his part has always seen global governance under a strong United Nations as a counterweight to the United States. "Annan, likes the idea because it reduces his dysfunctional organization's financial dependency on the American people." And, leaders of many of the developing country, "who want to run the UN as their own fiefdom while paying next to nothing for the privilege are using their collective voting power in the General Assembly to block any budgetary controls and managerial reforms insisted upon by the two member states paying over 40% of the freight": the United States and Japan."
Global taxes would "blunt any power of the purse of the governments or other developed countries may currently have [as] a means of leverage to counterbalance the irresponsible spending sprees that General Assembly approves. This is because the UN would be deriving substantial revenue through global taxes imposed on individuals or companies, rather than depending on budget approvals and dues payments by the wealthier member state governments."
Revenue derived from individuals and companies means global trade transactions. All those purchases of goods exported and imported; international telephone calls, bank and stock transactions, and so on: the tax possibilities are endless.
Global taxes - what the UN bureaucrats euphemistically refer to as “innovative sources of financing” - are the preferred mechanism of the parasites to keep their UN gravy train going without any real accountability to anyone. However, these leeches conveniently forget that the United Nations is an organization of sovereign countries according to the United Nations Charter, not a sovereign entity unto itself. The UN is only accountable to its member states from which it receives its funding in the form of dues and voluntary contributions. The UN remains subject to the fiscal control of its member states - unless its Charter is amended. The UN Charter provides for no other mechanism for funding and surely not for global taxes which, in any case, would violate one of our most fundamental principles of self-government and national sovereignty under our own Constitution. Nor would it matter if the Senate were to ratify a treaty with a global tax provision, if the treaty itself violates the Constitution by giving to an unaccountable foreign institution a non-delegable power that only our elected representatives can exercise. And it is safe to say that most Americans would firmly oppose having to pay any such illegitimate levies. That is why the global tax proponents want to start with something that they hope to keep under the radar, so to speak, like the international airline tax.
As just about every about everything: goods, services, and commodities are now traded internationally, these "under the radar taxes" will become UN cash cows, taxes levied without representation and without our consent.
I wonder if international tax revenues was on the agenda of the recent conference of the Bilderberg group that met June 8-11, 2006 in Ottawa. Could they counter the United Nations or are they concocting their own schemes to pick our pockets?