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UN Billionaire Tax Hits Daylight: Taxing Skies, Oceans, Currency, Fuels
Maggie's Notebook ^ | 7-7-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook

Posted on 07/07/2012 8:32:25 PM PDT by maggiesnotebook

Brought out of the dark depths of the United Nations Millenium Development Goal (UNMDG), the call is out for a billionaire's tax. It's been on paper for years now, but few believe it.

The United Nations on Thursday called for a tax on billionaires to help raise more than $400 billion a year for poor countries.

An annual lump sum payment by the super-rich is one of a host of measures including a tax on carbon dioxide emissions, currency exchanges or financial transactions proposed in a UN report that accuses wealthy nations of breaking promises to step up aid for the less fortunate. ...

There are an estimated 425 billionaires in the United States, 315 in the Asia-Pacific region, 310 in Europe, 90 in other North and South American countries and 86 in Africa and the Middle East. Source: Washington Times 

I cannot source the graphic or date it, but it makes the point. Along with this, the UN is on the March, likely trying to get as much of this nonsense through before Obama is chucked out of office.

UNMDG - Dated August 2000, under Governments:

3. To move towards creation of alternative revenue sources for the United Nations. The United Nations should set up expert groups and begin the necessary intergovernmental negotiations towards establishing alternative revenue sources, which could include fees for the commercial use of the oceans, fees for airplane use of the skies, fees for use of the electromagnetic spectrum, fees on foreign exchange transactions (i.e., the Tobin Tax) and a tax on the carbon content of fuels.
The billions raised is to be used for "poor countries?" Bwaaaahahahahaha!


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics; Travel
KEYWORDS: billionaires; billionairetax; taxes; travel; un; unbillionairetax

1 posted on 07/07/2012 8:32:34 PM PDT by maggiesnotebook
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To: maggiesnotebook
What's the difference between the United Nations saying "I see you have some money there. Give it to me" and a mugger saying the same thing?
2 posted on 07/07/2012 8:35:25 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: maggiesnotebook

3 posted on 07/07/2012 8:38:04 PM PDT by Jim Noble (Anna Wintour makes Teresa Heinz Kerry look like Dolly Parton.)
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To: maggiesnotebook

Once We The People throw Barry and his ‘RATS out on their asses, we really need to work on sending the commie bozos at the UN on their way. Americans shouldn’t have to put up with the UN’s crap.


4 posted on 07/07/2012 8:38:17 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare is only the beginning. It's all downhill from here.)
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To: maggiesnotebook

If they start with a tax on Oprah Winfey and end with a Micheal Moore tax, I might be in favor. No matter how you slice it, those two take up way too much space on earth.


5 posted on 07/07/2012 8:42:25 PM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: GreatRoad
At least Oprah has done some good in the world with her millions, such as starting a school in South Africa and helping others through her Angel Network. Michael Moore is just a waste of oxygen, IMO. On the other hand, I will never be able to completely forgive Oprah for helping to promote BHO! If the gossip is to be believed, she has now lost favor at the WH most likely due to Michelle's jealousy.
6 posted on 07/07/2012 9:03:08 PM PDT by srmorton (Deut. 30 19: "..I have set before you life and death,....therefore, choose life..")
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To: maggiesnotebook

Less than 1,500 billionaires and they expect to raise $400 billion per year? It sounds like fuzzy math to me.


7 posted on 07/07/2012 9:03:28 PM PDT by Tai_Chung
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To: maggiesnotebook

Sub-headline in the report below:

Starving Billionaires—Effects of
Hyperinflation

Hyperinflation in Zimbabwe - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
http://www.dallasfed.org/assets/documents/institute/annual/2011/annual11b.pdf


8 posted on 07/07/2012 9:04:29 PM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Have any idea what Romney would say about sending the commie bozos at the UN on their way?


9 posted on 07/07/2012 9:22:47 PM PDT by make no mistake
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To: maggiesnotebook; Vendome; farlander

Hey, look on the bright side: Four more years of Obama, and we’ll be a poor country! Maybe we’ll qualify for the Billionaire Bucks!!


10 posted on 07/07/2012 9:25:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (In honor of my late father, GunnerySgt/Commo Chief, USMC 1943-65)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“we really need to work on sending the commie bozos at the UN on their way.” You have hope. You have confidence that we can beat all those mother-jumpers back to the he**holes whence they came. I agree. Keep the faith!


11 posted on 07/07/2012 9:30:06 PM PDT by Silentgypsy (If you love your freedom, thank a vet.)
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To: maggiesnotebook
Maybe tax the wealthy dictators of those poor countries...but then, they'd just get some of their money back.

Until then don't even think about it.

The UN has no taxing authority here, nor should it have.

12 posted on 07/07/2012 9:38:44 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Tai_Chung

The billionaires are only the appetizer. Unfortunately we will all be on the menu.


13 posted on 07/07/2012 9:47:40 PM PDT by paint_your_wagon
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To: maggiesnotebook

No way, no how. They’ll call it a “billionaire’s tax” but somehow it will end up being paid by dentists in Duluth.


15 posted on 07/07/2012 10:41:58 PM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: srmorton
The only thing worse than Orca freely promoting that charlatan is that so many unbalanced worshipers of hers actually listened and helped put him in office. My God, they'll be back out in November again, too.

"As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."

--H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920


16 posted on 07/07/2012 10:52:00 PM PDT by Viking2002 ("If you're gonna hang out in places like this, wear a badge on your didey.")
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To: maggiesnotebook
And where does their taxing authority derive from?

I live under a constitution as do most of the other people of the planet, that gives our respective governments the power to tax us.

It's bad enough to pay this extortionate tax to one govt entity, the UN has no power over me for tax purposes.

The thin edge of the wedge. They get this tax through, then next one will arrive in about 3 years. For far more people and for far more money.

17 posted on 07/07/2012 11:36:07 PM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica ("We have prepared for the unbeliever, whips and chains and blazing fires!" Koran Sura 76:4)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“What’s the difference between the United Nations saying “I see you have some money there. Give it to me” and a mugger saying the same thing?”

A mugger might be able to harm you.


18 posted on 07/07/2012 11:59:53 PM PDT by juno67 (Gua)
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To: HeartlandOfAmerica
The US Gov would have to change laws over night and grab the trusts of everyone
not paying attention. They would have to lock down the entire banking system to make the grab
or else the money would be scattered with the stroke of a keyboard.


They would also have to keep it hush between the entire Congress and Senate without
a peep to the media. The conspiracy would need to be so vast it would be impossible.

19 posted on 07/08/2012 1:07:22 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: Tzar

Nobody has,well few have,an actual billion laying around. They will have to sell assets which probably means more job losses.


20 posted on 07/08/2012 2:16:07 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: HeartlandOfAmerica

Like European nations ceded power to the EU our government could cede some power to the UN. Something i would put past Obama trying to do.


21 posted on 07/08/2012 2:20:27 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: maggiesnotebook

A taxing authority? The UN? Really? When did that happen?

It’s time to get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US. It has far outlived its usefulness, and has far outgrown its mandate.

This is madness...


22 posted on 07/08/2012 4:10:53 AM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: maggiesnotebook

We need to ask Roberts if this is a tax or a penalty.....


23 posted on 07/08/2012 4:15:09 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: maggiesnotebook
There are an estimated 425 billionaires in the United States, 315 in the Asia-Pacific region, 310 in Europe, 90 in other North and South American countries and 86 in Africa and the Middle East.

So that is a total of 1226 billionaires. Lets be generous and say each one has $10 billion in assets; that is a total of about $12 trillion. According to Wolfram Alpha, worldwide government spending is $14 trillion per year. Even if they confiscated every dollar, the money from the world's billionaires wouldn't last. This is just the "foot in the door". The real purpose is to further tax the middle class, until it is gone. Liberals never stop until they reach "equality"; that being a feudal state.

24 posted on 07/08/2012 4:53:48 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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the “billionaire” tax is supposed to raise $46 Billion but the goal of these global crooks is $400 Billon - a year?

who in the entire 3rd world can even handle this amount of graft? Oh wait, international bankers...


25 posted on 07/08/2012 5:10:46 AM PDT by silverleaf (Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell)
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To: make no mistake
Have any idea what Romney would say about sending the commie bozos at the UN on their way?

Don't know of anyone who might have reliable info on the topic. Romney seems to have a better understanding and respect for the Constitution than most of the Left and we DO KNOW what Obama and his ilk ARE saying about how we need more taxes on/for everything.

26 posted on 07/08/2012 5:14:52 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: juno67
A mugger might be able to harm you.

And tax collectors don't take all your stuff and send you to prison or come after you with SWAT teams if you don't pay up?

Government is the most violent force on earth.

200-million human beings were murdered by their own governments in the twentieth century alone.

Tell me again how the UN demanding my money and a mugger demanding my money are different?

28 posted on 07/08/2012 9:19:22 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

First, the OPEC billionnaires; when that is shown to be feasible (never), then the leftist billionnaires.

Thanks maggiesnotebook.


29 posted on 07/10/2012 3:31:22 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“Tell me again how the UN demanding my money and a mugger demanding my money are different?”

The UN has no taxing authority or collecting authority over you. The UN cannot put you in jail. They can’t make you pay any taxes, only your government can do that.


30 posted on 07/11/2012 8:07:05 AM PDT by juno67 (Gua)
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To: juno67
The UN has no taxing authority or collecting authority over you.

They are trying DESPERATELY to change that, because once they get it, they are the de facto world government, and they will grow like a metastatic cancer.

United Nations leaders want a world tax to help the poor

31 posted on 07/11/2012 8:13:16 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: juno67
More proof the UN wants global taxing authority.

UN pushes billionaire tax

32 posted on 07/11/2012 8:14:54 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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