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The Incompetent, Toothless United Nations Proposes New Taxes

Written by Gary North on July 6, 2012

The United Nations Organization, known far and wide as the UN, is the finest example on earth of a toothless bureaucracy staffed by highly paid bureaucrats with no power who pretend that they have lots of influence and are earning their salaries.

The UN does serve as a cover occasionally for American Presidents to send American troops off to war. Congress goes along with this violation of American sovereignty. But on matters of taxation, Congress knows where its bread is buttered and its skids are greased. The UN never gets it greedy hands directly on the American public’s money. Congress demands that crucial sovereignty.

The UN proposes taxes on billionaires. The money will go to poor countries. (The money would in fact go to the tin horn dictators who run poor countries.)

The UN wants into the wallets of hard-hearted Western exploiters. The UN says that a handful of billionaires own an estimated $4.6 trillion, so a one percent tax on their wealth would raise more than $46 billion, according to the report.

“The ‘average’ billionaire would own $3.7 billion after paying the tax. If that billionaire spent $1,000 per day, it would take him or her over 10,000 years to spend all his or her wealth,” the report says.

This is the politics of plunder.

Congress is having none of this. “They’re ours! Leave them alone!”

But wait! There’s more! The UN wants lots more.

— a tax of $25 per tonne on carbon dioxide emissions would raise about $250 billion. It could be collected by national governments, but allocated to international cooperation.

— a tax of 0.005 percent on all currency transactions in the dollar, yen, euro and pound sterling could raise $40 billion a year.

— taking a portion of a proposed European Union tax on financial transactions for international cooperation. The tax is expected to raise more than $70 billion a year.

It also suggests expanding a levy on air tickets that a number of nations already impose to raise money for drugs for poor states through UNITAID, a UN initiative.

It’s necessary because of stingy taxpayers in the West. “In short, such new financing mechanisms will help donor countries overcome their record of broken promises.”

None of this is going to happen. But if the UT — United Tribes — ever got real power, our wallets would be cleaned out by unelected bureaucrats in New York City who act as agents for tin horn dictators in places like Tyrannistan.

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15 thoughts on “The Incompetent, Toothless United Nations Proposes New Taxes

  1. sean murry says:

    Lets get the hell out of the un.

  2. Sun Tzu says:

    I can't fathom why we, as a nation, waste our money, time and effort on such a worthless, fruitless, corrupt entity. It has always been a no gain situation for the U.S. A group of tinpot dictators all trying to get over on the U.S. We should pull out and try to accomplish things through NATO perhaps. Turn the buildings into low cost housing and boot out all the UN representatives and spies. These nations will still have embassies here to take care of business.

    It is patently obvious they are a corrupt, incompetent bunch and presents a lose-lose proposition for us. There must be another nefarious reason why our government continues to support this den of thieves after overwhelming evidence that it in definitely not in our best interest to do so.

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  4. WHO IN THE HECK ARE YOU? WHY ARE YOU HIDING BEHIND A FAKE NAME???

  5. We should have done that YEARS ago. Make the current U.N, building off limits to any and all U.N. meetings.

  6. Max Penn says:

    If and when smarter people go and vote, we will get our country back! But, I fear that day will never come.

  7. LibertyLouis says:

    The UN PLAN is to DESTROY the USA. GOOGLE: "Tom DeWeese Agenda 21". You can start there to get informed. It's been in the making for years and years, you will see that when you research and read all you can on "The UN AGENDA 21 PLAN" which is ONE WORLD ORDER = Communism & Fascism together. Spread the word, so people can understand more of what's ACTUALLY happening and going DOWN!!!!

  8. If the UN is "a toothless bureaucracy staffed by highly paid bureaucrats with no power", then why are you so afraid of it? If you're correct, that bureaucracy is in no position to harm you, much less to enslave you. On the other hand, if those toothless bureaucrats are able to get their hands on so much extorted wealth, or at least enough for their salaries and offices, then how could they be powerless? Maybe you should concede openly what you've admitted tacitly with the phrase "ever got real power". So the phrase should be changed to 'ever got a lot more power', which is the very goal that the empowered bureaucrats have set out to accomplish.

    (TBC)

  9. You wrote also that "Congress goes along with this violation of American sovereignty", but how could there be any such violation if the UN treaty was made by the president with the concurrence of 2/3 of the Senators present and if the Constitution was adopted with authority? Now, the details of the UN treaty, as I recall, sanction the sort of military adventures you've condemned, so the great Constitution has a back door through which to sneak amendments that alter fundamentally the power allegedly delegated to the president and the Senate by "We the People". Of course, the UN is basically an American creation, even if on occasion it gets a little out of the hand of the DC's politicians and bureaucrats. Maybe some Americans will correct this shortcoming by calling for a world constitution of the United Nations of Earth. Probably they'll make arguments similar to many criticisms of the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union.

    (TBC)

  10. Desert Soldier says:

    You don't have to be afraid of thieves, crooks, thugs, and morons to be cautious of people who seek their council.

  11. The scariest, most frightening thing you'll ever see, is Christian Watchmen packing up their tents, because our grace period of warning has ended. THAT'S WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW, as a nation, as our immoral behaviour continues to get even worse.

  12. Tell the un to take a flying leap into space. We have a saying here in the USA, at least in my area they do: Wish in one hand and $hit in the other and see which one gets filled first.

  13. Lilacmagic says:

    I believe our government supports the UN because they support a One World Government and so do the people in power in our country. There are powerful groups like the Bildebergers, George Soros, progressive elitists that want to subjugate everyone to their will. In the end they will be the only ones who have a life worth liviing. The rest of us will just "exist" with as little as possible as they will have confiscated everything.

  14. Passing a test on the Constitution should be required to register to vote. Too many voters are basing their vote on what will get them the most handouts.

  15. Al Lewis says:

    Quite right; but that has always been part and parcel to the Democrat Party, in particular. Sure the Republican Party has made its pronouncements about cutting taxes for businesses, providing economic incentives for capital improvements and many other issues, but these businesses need it in order to expand and create jobs, hire people and expand the economy. On the other hand, the "promises" of the Demoncratz, are to the individuals for VOTES. It's just a payoff. And they cloak their operations with lies about job creation and benevolent programs. It's all just a mass deception.