Skip to comments.CONGRESS PASSES PAUL AMENDMENT TO REJECT UN TAXES
Posted on 06/18/2005 10:08:47 AM PDT by standing united
Congress Passes Paul Amendment to Reject UN Taxes The Sierra Times
Washington, DC -- The US House of Representatives today unanimously passed legislation introduced by Congressman Ron Paul that ensures no Americans will be forced to pay taxes to the United Nations. Under Pauls amendment to a State Department funding bill, no US taxpayer dollars may be used to develop, implement, or impose any tax on American citizens to raise revenue for the UN. The UN continues to build the foundation for global government, and a worldwide tax is the key to their entire agenda, Paul stated. This is not hyperbole-- in fact, the UNs own website is quite open about the organizations ambitions. The UN has established a system of international laws and international courts; now it needs an enforcement mechanism in the form of an international army. If UN bureaucrats succeed in creating a worldwide tax, they will become totally unaccountable to national governments and their citizens.
The UN has sought to impose a global tax for years. The infamous Tobin Tax, imposed on cross-border currency transactions, has been the dream of UN globalists since the late 1970s. The Tobin Tax was designed to create an independent source of funding for UN bureaucrats, who resent having to rely on what they see as paltry UN dues paid by member nations. A tax on currency exchanges conservatively would raise $300 billion annually, giving the UN an ongoing stream of income.
Political differences thus far have prevented the Tobin Tax from becoming a reality, but many other UN tax proposals have been considered. In 2004 a group of G8 nations agreed to explore a UN tax on airline tickets, which also could raise billions every year. Pauls legislation sends a strong message to the world that the American people will not accept any form of UN taxation.
Get us out of the UN, now, not later!
I'm fairly surprised that this was a unanimous vote -- were there a lot of RAT abstentions?
Aren't we already paying them in the form of taxes anyway?
Inter-country travel is one thing; intra-country travel: never!
(speaking of planes: they flew into the wrong buildings on 9/11)
Does this have anything (or everything for that matter) to do with yesterdays vote on withholding dues?
Get us out of the UN, now, not later!
GOOD LUCK! I hope so, but good luck.
We pay too much in taxes now!
It wasn't unanimous - it was a voice vote. Now I can't nail my RINO representative for voiting against it because I can't prove he did.
Weve seen what people power can do! Hmmmm maybe we should give the UN a mass freeping...im sure many would join. Call up Protest Warrior...all the conservative groups and have a good ol fasioned protest! Conservative youth would come by hundreds (thousands depending on the scale)
They didn't call a roll call vote because the Dems didnt want to go on record as being against it, and the GOP didn't want to be seen going on record as for it.
I'm also surprised at the unanimity. Is this a positive statement about an important common area of agreement between right and left, or is it the usual...democrats afraid to be seen for who they really are. I'll bet there were lots of dems who believe in such a tax, but were afraid to go on the record.
Whew! Glad this is going thru before Billy Bob becomes U.N. Secretary.
So voice votes are always recorded as unanimous? Or is this paper trying to give RATs and RINOs credit for something they most likely voted against (or pretended to sleep through)?
Protest Warrior has done some good work. I think that they could do some more good in this fight.
I was speaking more about our "unable to lead" Republican Senators we have in office.
But, alas, it's a window dressing. A shot, as it were, across the bow of the UN.
Can you imagine the Senate on this?
there couldnt have been that many absentees, otherwise they wouldnt have had a quorum.....
Oh yeah, I forgot. The non-filibuster.
There's some real nutcase socialists in the House -- I'd have a really hard time believing that the vote was unanimous unless the entire hard-left socialist contingent abstained from the voice vote...
well there are some very loud republicans :)
Guillermo had it right. They didnt want a roll call vote. That is why no Democrat challenged the voice vote this time.
BINGO! Go to the head of the class!
Yes, taxes collected here in the US, but, they wanted to place a UN tax on the American people, and collect a world tax on top of the "dues we have been paying to the UN. They also just voted to withhold those "dues" until the UN cleans up it's act.
I say get us out of the UN!
82nd ABN 1/508th BN Bco
"fury from the sky"
The senate will shoot this down.
I'm stunned that it was unanimous. could it be possible that the representatives are finally getting the message from the folks back home? Nah.
I'm pretty sure that in a voice vote, if they call for "Nays" and no one responds, it gets written down as "unanimous". I don't think there's anything particularly sneaky or wrong about that either, even if not everyone voted "Yea".
Ah thanks for the clarification...that makes sense. Giving themselves an out somewhere.
"Libertarians continue to have the best ideas. The Republican Party should become more libertarian."
Actually, this was a Republican idea long before what's-her-name ever advocated letting everyone who was not just like her die in the streets.
I take back (almost) every ugly thing I've ever said about Congress!
It is always a good idea to cut off the UN's allowance. It is good that Paul has sponsored the amendment referenced in the article.
Those two things having been said, Paul grows more eccentric with each passing day. Rep. Paul is reported to have voted against Henry Hyde's bill to cut the US contributions to the UN by half if it fails to "reform" itaself in specified ways. I personally would prefer cutting off all of the allowance immediately regardless of whether they "reform" or not and launching military strikes against the UN as deemed necessary or merely desirable.
Paul has become a 1930s style isolationist, opposes the Iraq War and now engages in post-session yakathons known as Special Orders to ramble on and on with paleocowardly suggestions for why we should simply stay home and "mind our own business" until the next time some Osama bin Laden decides to whack 3,000+ Americans to show off for the world.
He also has become a full-fledged member of the Blame America First Club.
Other than the first two, these are emphatically NOT good ideas.
He explained that it was because of some of the "reforms" they had to make, which would give them even more authority and power then they have now.
Get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US.
"I'm fairly surprised that this was a unanimous vote -- were there a lot of RAT abstentions?"
No, the Democrats were down in the basement holding impeachment hearings. Which, if CSPAN coverage is any indication are much more important than a vote to withhold a fraction of the money we spend to keep the United Nations afloat.
My exact thoughts.
I kept thinking that the day it happened.
Well then lets go to Washington and show our support! No sense in sitting on our A$$es and complaining if were not going to do anything about it...thats what caused Liberalism in the first place!