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An OPEC for politicians (France, Brazil & Kofi want to tax the USA)
The Washington Times ^ | October 12, 2004 | Daniel J. Mitchell

Posted on 10/12/2004 7:58:20 PM PDT by neverdem


The Washington Times
www.washingtontimes.com

An OPEC for politicians

By Daniel J. Mitchell
Published October 12, 2004

At the risk of stating the obvious, the United Nations hasn't been America's friend in recent years.


    It has obstructed the war on terrorism. It has honored corrupt dictatorships with seats on its Human Rights Commission. Its budget is riddled with waste and fraud, and the United States pays the lion's share of the tab. And it serves as a platform for anti-American rhetoric, much of it from governments that receive U.S. foreign aid.


    But this situation may be about to worsen. Led by France and Brazil, the United Nations now wants to impose global taxes. At a recent U.N. summit meeting, politicians from more than 100 nations endorsed a $50 billion global tax to finance even more foreign aid. Not surprisingly, the bureaucrats have many different schemes to fleece the world's taxpayers.


    One of the most popular ideas is a tax on financial transactions. This would have an especially adverse effect on the United States, which has the world's largest financial system.


    Americans probably don't want to pay a tax to the U.N. every time they use their ATM cards, but that would be only the tip of the iceberg. U.N. kleptocrats also are considering a tax on energy use. So if you use your ATM card to get money to fill your car with gas, you might pay twice. But don't let this upset you too much, because if you go online to complain to your member of Congress, you could pay another tax -- since taxing Internet use is another...


(Excerpt) Read more at washtimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: brazil; france; kofi; un; unitednations

1 posted on 10/12/2004 7:58:21 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: knighthawk

ping


2 posted on 10/12/2004 7:58:58 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi min oi)
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To: neverdem

get out of the un and let someone else pay for it


3 posted on 10/12/2004 8:02:27 PM PDT by Gibtx (Pajamahadien call to arms.....)
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To: neverdem

So who is going to "collect" this tax?


4 posted on 10/12/2004 8:13:11 PM PDT by 1stMarylandRegiment (Conserve Liberty)
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To: neverdem

No fing way. If our congress buys into this at all, there needs to be mass tax protest and I mean not one person in the US pay another dime. The UN needs to be destroyed.


5 posted on 10/12/2004 8:15:10 PM PDT by Wolfhound777 (It's not our job to forgive them. Only God can do that. Our job is to arrange the meeting)
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To: neverdem

The UN also wanted a international minimum wage...wasnt it Dick Gephardt that came up with that gem of an idea?


6 posted on 10/12/2004 8:17:52 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: 1stMarylandRegiment
So who is going to "collect" this tax?

Democrats

7 posted on 10/12/2004 8:17:58 PM PDT by dasboot (<img src="XXX">)
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To: neverdem

Mr. Chirac even threatened the United States at the U.N. summit: "However strong the Americans may be, you cannot in the long run emerge victorious by opposing an idea that is backed by 100 countries and which will probably be approved by 150, creating a new political situation."


The new axis of evil: North Korea, Iran, and France. France should be next on the list to be taken out.
8 posted on 10/12/2004 8:20:48 PM PDT by Wolfhound777 (It's not our job to forgive them. Only God can do that. Our job is to arrange the meeting)
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To: Wolfhound777
Afghanistan last year, Iraq this year and guess where the B2's will be flying over next year Mr. Chirac?
9 posted on 10/12/2004 8:26:55 PM PDT by Boiler Plate
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To: Boiler Plate
Roger that. The erstwhile silent partner in the Wahhab/Communist axis has finally spoken. War words.

"However strong the Americans may be, you cannot in the long run emerge victorious by opposing an idea that is backed by 100 countries and which will probably be approved by 150, creating a new political situation."

Wanna bet?

10 posted on 10/12/2004 8:38:36 PM PDT by dasboot (<img src="XXX">)
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To: dasboot

Wanna bet?


I don't think they could even imagine all the ways we could hurt them without every firing a shot. Not that we won't be blowing things up just to get the point across.


11 posted on 10/12/2004 8:43:26 PM PDT by Boiler Plate
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To: neverdem

I've asked before and no one replied. What is the deal with Kofi Anan? Is this a job for life? or when do we get rid of him? though, my preference would be getting rid of the UN... since they do zilch and we have to end up taking care of business -- like the Sudan problem -- which is going to fall to us afte the election (unless Kerry is elected ... he'll just turn a blind eye to the genocide going on there).


12 posted on 10/12/2004 11:31:19 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: neverdem

in the late 1700's taxes started a war..100 nations or 1000 nations cant tax us we'll fight to the last man before that happens


13 posted on 10/12/2004 11:35:24 PM PDT by MetalHeadConservative35 (George Bush : The man of the 21st century)
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To: neverdem

They'll tax us. And we'll pay it, or else...uh...or else...hmm...or else they'll...uh...


14 posted on 10/12/2004 11:41:10 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Arizona Carolyn
Apparently, they can have 2 five year terms. More info here.
15 posted on 10/12/2004 11:44:22 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi min oi)
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To: Billthedrill
They'll tax us. And we'll pay it, or else...uh...or else...hmm...or else they'll...uh...

They can take gas.

16 posted on 10/12/2004 11:55:30 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi min oi)
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To: neverdem
I don't think so. They're going to order OPEC not to sell it to the U.S. market? The price of oil will crash with the glut. In any case, we only import about 15% more than we could produce even without ANWR.

About the only real vulnerability I can think of is in Strategic Minerals. That's worth consideration. But economic sanctions? Not likely. Our economy tanks, so do theirs, and more to the point, so do our contributions to the UN, which amount to 25% of its operating budget.

17 posted on 10/13/2004 12:13:35 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: neverdem

Very interesting, thank you.


18 posted on 10/13/2004 12:16:39 AM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Billthedrill

Maybe you're not familiar with the expression "take gas". It's used around my neck of the woods as to take a lethal volatile substance and drop dead.


19 posted on 10/13/2004 12:33:00 AM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi min oi)
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