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G20 Leaders Urged To Back 'Robin Hood' Tax
Sky News ^ | November 8, 2010 | Rob Cole

Posted on 11/07/2010 9:43:36 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Some 183 organisations from 42 countries have come together to issue a plea to world leaders to impose a tax on financial transactions to help meet the costs of the economic crisis.

The group is the largest coalition yet to demand that a tax is levied on international financial transactions.

Members include Britain's Robin Hood Tax campaign, supported by the TUC, Friends of the Earth and ActionAid.

Their plea comes ahead of the summit of leaders of G20 economic powers in the South Korean capital Seoul on November 11-12.

The issue of measures needed to stabilise the world economy and boost the global recovery are set to be discussed.

Today's letter is addressed to G20 leaders including Prime Minister David Cameron and US President Barack Obama, and is signed by development, health, education and environmental charities and unions from 16 of the G20 countries.

They argue that a financial tax would help meet the costs "of the global financial and economic crisis, including reducing the unacceptably high rate of job loss, and achieve key development, health, education and climate change objectives in developing countries".

TUC general secretary Brendan Barber said: "Governments around the world are embarking on a sweeping programme of austerity measures that will lead to huge job losses and cuts in services that the most vulnerable in society rely upon....

(Excerpt) Read more at news.sky.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: actionaid; economy; fote; friendsoftheearth; g20; globaltax; recession; taxes; tobintax; tuc; unemployment
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Oh no they didn't!!
1 posted on 11/07/2010 9:43:40 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Puck you Britain! We left for a reason.


2 posted on 11/07/2010 9:45:04 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

....Robin Hood fought against high taxes....


3 posted on 11/07/2010 9:48:00 PM PST by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: mylife

Tax the rich to benefit the corrupt.


4 posted on 11/07/2010 9:48:40 PM PST by Oldexpat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
UC general secretary Brendan Barber said: "Governments around the world are embarking on a sweeping programme of austerity measures that will lead to huge job losses and cuts in services that the most vulnerable in society rely upon....

I feel like the most vulnerable in society with these knuckleheads at the helm.

5 posted on 11/07/2010 9:49:09 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Oldexpat

Bingo!


6 posted on 11/07/2010 9:49:40 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why does America continue to associate with countries who would be all too happy to implement a one world government? We need to dismantle the United Nations ASAP, and try its representatives from Socialist and Islamist hellholes as war criminals.


7 posted on 11/07/2010 9:50:45 PM PST by Objective Scrutator (Liberals are lazy, and objectively pro-lazy.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
They argue that a financial tax would help meet the costs "of the global financial and economic crisis, including reducing the unacceptably high rate of job loss...

Hey G20 snapper-heads... Here is a news flash for you: it is taxes, socialism, and big government attempts to "manage" economies that are in fact causing the economic crisis and resultant job losses. Reduce taxes, reduce government meddling and regulation and the world economy will take off again.

8 posted on 11/07/2010 9:51:28 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

reducing the unacceptably high rate of job loss,

Would triple the job loss...


9 posted on 11/07/2010 9:52:25 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (Liberals are educated above their level of intelligence.. Thanks Sr. Angelica)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m not opposed to the idea of a tax on international financial transactions, so much as I am opposed to allowing the UN to collect taxes on anything, period.

The only accountability the UN has is to its dependency on member state contributions. Allowing them an independent source of income would the greatest disaster that mankind has ever seen.

(And no, that’s not hyperbole.)


10 posted on 11/07/2010 9:52:49 PM PST by jdege
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To: Oldexpat

It’s all about Guilt isnt it?

Play that Guilt card, rob the salt of the earth.


11 posted on 11/07/2010 9:53:03 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Objective Scrutator

The United Nations was hatched by Americans in San Francisco, California. Many were later found to be communists, communist sympathizers, fellow travelers, neo-fascists, socialists and even Soviet spies!!


12 posted on 11/07/2010 9:53:13 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. ~Mencken)
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To: ThunderSleeps

HeHe...Snapper Heads, I like that.


13 posted on 11/07/2010 9:56:58 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I got nothing against folks with less than me or folks with more for that matter.

If you lift the folks below you to to much privilege at your cost it will make them your competition.
If you tear down those above you at their cost, opportunities are lost.

Let the markets work.

No One regulates things better than the common man.


14 posted on 11/07/2010 10:04:16 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So are they going to send the money collected to CA?


15 posted on 11/07/2010 10:13:26 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Democrat Party is shovel ready)
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To: Objective Scrutator

>Why does America continue to associate with countries who would be all too happy to implement a one world government?<

if we didn’t, they would leave
Bush’s coalition force

these slimeball countries don’t help the US out of the goodness of their hearts

they want to be paid


16 posted on 11/07/2010 10:33:25 PM PST by Talf
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sure, that’ll work. Taking employers’ money away from them always results in more jobs being created, doesn’t it ?


17 posted on 11/07/2010 10:59:52 PM PST by Kellis91789 (There's a reason the mascot of the Democratic Party is a jackass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The “Robin Hood Tax” is just another name for the Tobin Tax which was hatched in America by economist James Tobin...


18 posted on 11/07/2010 11:01:45 PM PST by piasa
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

more global taxes :

Raising $100 billion a year of climate finance by 2020 is challenging, but possible through mechanisms including carbon markets, domestic carbon taxes and a variety of international transportation taxes, a United Nations advisory group said in a report Friday.
Earlier this year, the UN’s Ban established the panel, which includes U.S. National Economic Council Director Larry Summers, billionaire financier George Soros and Deutsche Bank vice-chairman Caio Koch-Weser.
The financing will be used to support mitigation and adaptation efforts in developing countries—in particular, for the poorest and most vulnerable communities.(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...———$100B/Yr Climate Finance Challenging, But Possible (global taxes!) - UN Panel (Soros), WSJ ^ | Nov. 5, 2010 | Selina Williams http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20101105-711365.html
Posted on Sunday, November 07, 2010 1:28:07 AM by SmartInsight


19 posted on 11/07/2010 11:07:13 PM PST by piasa
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To: Oldexpat
Tax the rich to benefit the corrupt. And the lazy, and the sexually promiscuous, and the druggies. All of them claim jumpers. The corrupt at the head of the table helped to set these people against us.
20 posted on 11/07/2010 11:20:30 PM PST by ResponseAbility (Prepare for battle and never forsake the Lord...unknown)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I agree. It’s now up to the richest nation on earth China to take up the slack. Let’s see how they like it.


21 posted on 11/07/2010 11:51:57 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In principle its a good idea. The fact is, the deficit has to be paid off, because the only alternatives are hyperinflation and/or bankruptcy. Its as simple as that.
However, would the government repeal the tax as soon as the deficit was paid before revising the monetary system to go back on a new gold standard? I suspect not...


22 posted on 11/08/2010 12:39:01 AM PST by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In principle its a good idea. The fact is, the deficit has to be paid off, because the only alternatives are hyperinflation and/or bankruptcy. Its as simple as that.
However, would the government repeal the tax as soon as the deficit was paid before revising the monetary system to go back on a new gold standard? I suspect not...


23 posted on 11/08/2010 12:39:06 AM PST by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
I agree. It’s now up to the richest nation on earth China to take up the slack. Let’s see how they like it.

Careful for what you require, as the US is now China's slack.

24 posted on 11/08/2010 12:42:48 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Umm, NO, not only NO but HEL1 NO !


25 posted on 11/08/2010 3:05:11 AM PST by Reagan69 (Let me know when those health insurance premiums go down.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

A ‘Tax-Cut Denier’: mostly Democrats and their constituents who will not recognize that no matter what the tax rate, the Government will only collect an average of about 18% of the GDP,

thus, low tax rates will generate more jobs than high tax rates.-


26 posted on 11/08/2010 3:25:10 AM PST by Son House (The TEA Party is Going to Be Like a GI Party...Clean House!)
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To: All

The worst about a ‘Tax-Cut Denier’ is they deny Americans a job and a good economy while implementing their social engineering agenda.


27 posted on 11/08/2010 3:26:05 AM PST by Son House (The TEA Party is Going to Be Like a GI Party...Clean House!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Your usual Leftist NGOs seeking to capture money transfers offshore to “spread the wealth around.”

They are transparent, aren’t they now?


28 posted on 11/08/2010 3:36:57 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: mylife

Reality is an absolute, existence is an absolute, a speck of dust is an absolute and so is a human life. Whether you live or die is an absolute. Whether you have a piece of bread or not, is an absolute. Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter’s stomach, is an absolute.


29 posted on 11/08/2010 3:52:40 AM PST by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

....won’t fund the global warming crowd anymore....let’s tax em.


30 posted on 11/08/2010 3:55:52 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: goldstategop

you left out ‘to first take their 5% or 10% cut and then spread the wealth around’


31 posted on 11/08/2010 4:21:10 AM PST by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: Tzimisce
"Robin Hood fought against high taxes...."

He also robbed the rich to give to the poor.

So does the spawn of Karl Marx

The environmental movement is now the home of and the front for world-wide marxism, communism and socialism.

The environmarxists are the prime perps in the concerted effort urging "G20 leaders to back the 'Robin Hood' tax".

Dig into the background of any and all globalistic 'Robin Hood' initiatives and you'll see they're riddled with marxist environmentalists, ecologists, academics and new-age faux scientists...not to mention shadowy financiers like Soros and demented political opportunists like AlGore.

Leni

32 posted on 11/08/2010 4:39:00 AM PST by MinuteGal (Bill O'Reilly Opines That Obama's Luxurious Indian Trip is Curry-Peachy!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet


33 posted on 11/08/2010 4:49:26 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: MinuteGal

“He also robbed the rich to give to the poor.”

Actually, Robin Hood fought against the rich....who had become wealthy robbing and overtaxing the poor. A case could then be made that Robin Hood fought against the corruption of the “government” of that time and place.

Poor Robin Hood. Everybody seems to be using and abusing his image for the wrong reasons.

When Marxists use the name of Robin Hood....it is only to try to give a good image to what they are actually doing....which is definitely NOT GOOD.


34 posted on 11/08/2010 4:55:30 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Welcome to another step to one world government. One world currency. One world under the antichrist. If nonbelievers cannot see this, I suggest you read the books of Daniel and Revelation. These times are clearly spoken about. If you do not have any faith in Christ, this might be a good time to start investigating one. We are living in the end times. We are clearly in those days. Will it be today, next week or year(s) before the Lord comes back, only the Father knows. But we are getting there.


35 posted on 11/08/2010 5:07:59 AM PST by RetiredArmy (Read, learn, know: 1 Cor 15: 1-4; THAT IS ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Didn’t congress float a similar bill earlier this bill or is it included in the finreg law?
I remember hearing something about a 1% tax on all transactions.


36 posted on 11/08/2010 5:09:14 AM PST by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: RetiredArmy

Soon & very soon.


37 posted on 11/08/2010 5:16:18 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: mylife

Don’t be so quick to lay all the blame on Britain. Look who is working behind the curtain in the U.S.:
TUC:http://www.tuc.org.uk/international/tuc-18783-f0.cfm
TO:
IPS:trustees:
Harriet Barlow · Harry Belafonte · Robert L. Borosage · Elsbeth Bothe · John Cavanagh · James Early · Barbara Ehrenreich · Ralph Estes · Jodie Evans · Frances Farenthold · Lisa Fuentes · Larry Janss · Saul Landau · Nancy Lewis · E. Ethelbert Miller · Marcus Raskin · Andy Shallal · Lewis Steel · Katrina vanden Heuvel · Daphne Wysham

JODIE EVANS!!!


38 posted on 11/08/2010 5:19:42 AM PST by Marty62 (Marty 60)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Some people are so steeped in statist delusions and their assumed right to steal as part of some faux morality, that they just have to be killed before they'll leave you alone.

And sometimes, they need to be killed some more.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

39 posted on 11/08/2010 5:24:06 AM PST by The Comedian (I really missed you. Next time, I'll adjust for windage.)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

“They argue that a financial tax would help meet the costs “of the global financial and economic crisis, including reducing the unacceptably high rate of job loss, and achieve key development, health, education and climate change objectives in developing countries”.

I see nothing in the intent for the tax involving deficit reduction. It is intended to shore up any special interest group whose draw on the public funds might be threatened. Until spending is under control, throwing more money at the spendthrifts and grievance groups solves nothing, indeed only postpones the day of reckoning.


40 posted on 11/08/2010 5:33:09 AM PST by caseinpoint (Don't get thickly involved in thin things.)
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To: Tzimisce

One of my pet peeves is the misguided belief that Robin Hood took from the rich and gave to the poor when the truth is that the people were poor because a greedy government had taxed them into poverty.


41 posted on 11/08/2010 5:35:46 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: The Comedian

WHEN is the revolution? WHEN are people going to stand up and SAY NO and MEAN IT. Not just elect a couple of new people?


42 posted on 11/08/2010 5:36:07 AM PST by silentknight
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The US out of the UN. Noted that the POS in the Whine House when he was a senator wanted a Global Intiative whereby the american people would pay a tax that would redistribute wealth to the poor around the world. NO Global Initiative. Look at Rick Warren and Saddleback Community Church he is a part of the UN’;s Global Peace Plan and the Global Initiative is just a part of it. This is the idea to develop a One World Government.


43 posted on 11/08/2010 5:36:55 AM PST by hondact200 ( Lincoln Freed the Enslaved. Obama Enslaves the Free. Obama is Americas Greatest Threat)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

G20 Leaders Urged To Back ‘Robin Hood’ Tax is simply translated into:

Spreading more of America’s wealth will make the world a better place.

Obama must have gotten a tingle down his leg when the Robin Hood Tax was announced.


44 posted on 11/08/2010 5:39:34 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

45 posted on 11/08/2010 5:58:45 AM PST by Lazamataz (Karl Rove: The Republican Jimmy Carter.)
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To: Tzimisce

precisley Alinsky at work .....


46 posted on 11/08/2010 6:01:30 AM PST by USSR Didnt Fall
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To: goldstategop
Your usual Leftist NGOs seeking to capture money transfers offshore to “spread the wealth around.”

It's worse than that. Once the get that, they can up the tax to high levels so that no-one can vote with their feet. Then, lib/socialist countries can tax as much as they like and no-one can escape to low tax countries.

47 posted on 11/08/2010 6:10:50 AM PST by expatpat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I don't think these people understand the story of Robin Hood very well.

Robin Hood stole from the Government and gave to the poor. (After expenses of course.)

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

48 posted on 11/08/2010 6:13:07 AM PST by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There is absolutely no end to ‘good ideas’ on how to spend OTHER PEOPLE’S Money! (Remember Baron Thatcher’s dictum on Socialism!)


49 posted on 11/08/2010 6:14:29 AM PST by SES1066 (Thank you for your vote in November, now let us get to work!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The socialists realize that socialism is dead unless it can suck the blood of the remaining productive economies.


50 posted on 11/08/2010 6:16:36 AM PST by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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