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CONGRESS PASSES PAUL AMENDMENT TO REJECT UN TAXES
The Sierra Times ^ | June 1005 | Sierra Times

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 Paul’s 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 UN’s own website is quite open about the organization’s 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. Paul’s legislation sends a strong message to the world that the American people will not accept any form of UN taxation.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: global; government; tax; tobin; turass; un; world
Finally, someone is looking out for the interest of the American people! WE have funded this socialist group of dictators far too long. The UN and it's agenda is identical to that of the socialist liberal democrats here in the US!

Get us out of the UN, now, not later!

1 posted on 06/18/2005 10:08:48 AM PDT by standing united
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To: standing united

I'm fairly surprised that this was a unanimous vote -- were there a lot of RAT abstentions?


2 posted on 06/18/2005 10:10:51 AM PDT by TBarnett34 (What part of "up or down" do you RINOs not understand?)
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Aren't we already paying them in the form of taxes anyway?


3 posted on 06/18/2005 10:11:29 AM PDT by oolatec
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To: standing united
In 2004 a group of G8 nations agreed to explore a UN tax on airline tickets, which also could raise billions every year.

Inter-country travel is one thing; intra-country travel: never!

(speaking of planes: they flew into the wrong buildings on 9/11)

5 posted on 06/18/2005 10:15:26 AM PDT by solitas (So what if I support an OS that has fewer flaws than yours? 'Mystic' dual 500 G4's, OSX.4.1)
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To: standing united

Does this have anything (or everything for that matter) to do with yesterdays vote on withholding dues?


6 posted on 06/18/2005 10:15:27 AM PDT by NO_2_CORZINE
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To: standing united

Get us out of the UN, now, not later!
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GOOD LUCK! I hope so, but good luck.


7 posted on 06/18/2005 10:16:24 AM PDT by downtoliberalism ("A coalition partner must do more than just express sympathy, a coalition partner must perform,")
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To: standing united

We pay too much in taxes now!


8 posted on 06/18/2005 10:16:34 AM PDT by television is just wrong (http://hehttp://print.google.com/print/doc?articleidisblogs.blogspot.com/ (visit blogs, visit ads).)
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To: TBarnett34
I'm fairly surprised that this was a unanimous vote -- were there a lot of RAT abstentions?

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.

9 posted on 06/18/2005 10:17:52 AM PDT by Spiff (Don't believe everything you think.)
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To: downtoliberalism

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)


10 posted on 06/18/2005 10:21:38 AM PDT by NO_2_CORZINE
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To: Spiff

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.


11 posted on 06/18/2005 10:22:30 AM PDT by Guillermo
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To: TBarnett34

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.


12 posted on 06/18/2005 10:23:37 AM PDT by Awgie (truth is always stranger than fiction)
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To: standing united

Whew! Glad this is going thru before Billy Bob becomes U.N. Secretary.


13 posted on 06/18/2005 10:24:26 AM PDT by taxesareforever (Government is running amuck)
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To: Spiff
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.

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)?

14 posted on 06/18/2005 10:24:37 AM PDT by TBarnett34 (What part of "up or down" do you RINOs not understand?)
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To: NO_2_CORZINE

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.


15 posted on 06/18/2005 10:25:38 AM PDT by downtoliberalism ("A coalition partner must do more than just express sympathy, a coalition partner must perform,")
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To: standing united
What a great idea.

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?

16 posted on 06/18/2005 10:25:42 AM PDT by Fishtalk (Pop Culture and Political Pundit-http://patfish.blogspot.com/)
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To: TBarnett34

there couldnt have been that many absentees, otherwise they wouldnt have had a quorum.....


17 posted on 06/18/2005 10:28:20 AM PDT by MikefromOhio (LOL!!!)
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To: MikeinIraq

Oh yeah, I forgot. The non-filibuster.

*eyeroll*


18 posted on 06/18/2005 10:33:04 AM PDT by TBarnett34 (What part of "up or down" do you RINOs not understand?)
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To: TBarnett34
Oh yeah, I forgot. The non-filibuster.

I guess I dont follow your illogic. This was in the House?!?
19 posted on 06/18/2005 10:34:45 AM PDT by MikefromOhio (LOL!!!)
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To: MikeinIraq
I think it was in the House, yeah. I'm just trying to figure out how on earth, if this was a voice vote, the result was recorded as 'unanimous' unless this newspaper is just trying to disguise obvious RAT dissent.

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...

20 posted on 06/18/2005 10:37:29 AM PDT by TBarnett34 (What part of "up or down" do you RINOs not understand?)
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To: standing united

Good news!


21 posted on 06/18/2005 10:39:50 AM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: TBarnett34

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.


22 posted on 06/18/2005 10:43:27 AM PDT by MikefromOhio (LOL!!!)
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To: oolatec
Aren't we already paying them in the form of taxes anyway?

BINGO! Go to the head of the class!

23 posted on 06/18/2005 10:45:40 AM PDT by MARK4
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To: MARK4

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"


24 posted on 06/18/2005 10:49:00 AM PDT by standing united (The second amendment does not stand for the right to hunt, but to over throw a corrupt Gov.)
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To: Fishtalk

The senate will shoot this down.


25 posted on 06/18/2005 10:50:05 AM PDT by monkeywrench (Deut. 27:17 Cursed be he that removeth his neighbor's landmark)
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To: TBarnett34

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.


26 posted on 06/18/2005 10:51:39 AM PDT by not_apathetic_anymore
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To: TBarnett34

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".

Qwinn


27 posted on 06/18/2005 10:52:27 AM PDT by Qwinn
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To: Spiff
It wasn't unanimous - it was a voice vote.

Ah thanks for the clarification...that makes sense. Giving themselves an out somewhere.

28 posted on 06/18/2005 10:53:27 AM PDT by not_apathetic_anymore
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To: bobbdobbs

"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.


29 posted on 06/18/2005 10:54:00 AM PDT by righttackle44 (The most dangerous weapon in the world is a Marine with his rifle and the American people behind him)
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To: standing united
YES!

I take back (almost) every ugly thing I've ever said about Congress!

:)

31 posted on 06/18/2005 10:57:26 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am NOT a *legal entity* ......... Nor am I a 'person' as created by law!)
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To: bobbdobbs
Unlike the Libertarian Party, Congressman Paul is pro-life.

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.

32 posted on 06/18/2005 11:03:32 AM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline of the Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Club)
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To: BlackElk

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.


33 posted on 06/18/2005 11:05:56 AM PDT by monkeywrench (Deut. 27:17 Cursed be he that removeth his neighbor's landmark)
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To: BlackElk

See here. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1421966/posts


34 posted on 06/18/2005 11:09:23 AM PDT by monkeywrench (Deut. 27:17 Cursed be he that removeth his neighbor's landmark)
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To: standing united

Get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US.


35 posted on 06/18/2005 11:18:51 AM PDT by lilylangtree
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To: TBarnett34

"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.


36 posted on 06/18/2005 11:24:43 AM PDT by Bar-Face
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To: solitas
(speaking of planes: they flew into the wrong buildings on 9/11)

My exact thoughts.

37 posted on 06/18/2005 11:59:50 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

I kept thinking that the day it happened.


38 posted on 06/18/2005 1:06:52 PM PDT by solitas (So what if I support an OS that has fewer flaws than yours? 'Mystic' dual 500 G4's, OSX.4.1)
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To: downtoliberalism

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!


39 posted on 06/18/2005 2:27:42 PM PDT by NO_2_CORZINE
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