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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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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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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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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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