Skip to comments.The U.N. Wants to Tax Us, Too
Posted on 12/18/2012 6:13:07 AM PST by Kaslin
While President Obama and Speaker John Boehner are wrestling with whether or not they will agree to raise taxes, United Nations delegates partying in Doha, Qatar are planning to impose a new kind of tax on Americans. U.N. conferees have been discussing how they can start a global tax that would hit Americans hard.
The U.N. bureaucrats are not deterred by the fact that Americans should be protected by our U.S. Constitution, Article 1, Section 7, which specifies that "all bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives." The greedy globalist U.N. bureaucrats have been conniving for about 20 years to bypass Congress and tax individual Americans, and now they think they have devised a formula to do this.
Their vehicle for this travesty is the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The U.N. convention delegates dream they can transform the economic structure of the world by a new global treaty using global warming fears (even though the globe has not warmed for the past 16 years).
UNFCCC's executive secretary Christiana Figueres will call a "significant number of meetings and workshops" next year to prepare the new document. The plan is for U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in 2014 to "convene leaders to mobilize the political will to ensure that the 2015 deadline is met" to start this global tax.
This new U.N. document will cap greenhouse gases, primarily carbon dioxide, and replace our use of fossil fuels with renewable energy sources such as solar and wind. Government will be expected to subsidize green energy because plenty of evidence proves that alternate energy sources are far more expensive and cannot compete in the marketplace.
Obama gave a half-billion U.S. tax dollars to the solar-panel company Solyndra, which promptly went bankrupt and now is arguing about who will pay the $600-per-hour lawyers who worked on the deal. After Obama gave $133 million of a $249 million grant to a firm named A123 to make batteries for electric cars, that company went bankrupt, too, and now is auctioned to a Chinese company, Wanxiang Group.
The Doha delegates are salivating at the thought of creating a new $100-billion-a-year fund by imposing a first-ever global tax on the right to cause carbon dioxide emissions. This fund is to be headquartered in South Korea and sweetened by a gigantic flow of taxes on international monetary transactions, international shipping and airline travel.
Agenda 21 is a document called the Declaration on Environment and Development and the Statement of Principles for the Sustainable Management of Forests, which was signed by 178 governments including President George H.W. Bush in Rio de Janeiro in June 1992. In 1995, President Bill Clinton followed up by an executive order that established a Presidential Council on Sustainable Development, giving globalist busybodies the excuse to work on it ever since.
Agenda 21's goal is to "save the planet" and "sustain" life on earth regardless of its adverse effect on human life and our standard of living. It is based on the very un-American notion that private property is "a social injustice since not everyone can build wealth from it."
We certainly hope our Congress will reject any U.N. proposal to tax Americans or control our property rights. Farsighted Republicans adopted a Party Platform in Tampa Bay this year stating, "We strongly reject the U.N. Agenda 21 as erosive of American sovereignty, and we oppose any form of U.N. global tax."
To understand the relationship of Agenda 21 to taxes and property rights, you have to learn a new vocabulary of words and expressions. A basic dictionary of about a hundred words and phrases has been assembled by a group called Democrats Against Agenda 21, and here are just a few of their favorite words: climate change, Common Core curriculum, environmental impact, New World Order, outcome-based education, public/private partnership, quality of life, smart growth, social justice, growth management, high speed rail, land use policies, multi-use dwellings, sustainable development and wildlands.
Agenda 21 lays down the rule that "Land ... cannot be treated as an ordinary asset, controlled by individuals and subject to the pressures and inefficiencies of the market." The U.N. hopes to require every decision about property use to be based on environmental impact, global land use and global population control and reduction, which means by the government, not by property owners.
The purpose of this U.N. attack on property rights is to reduce the U.S. standard of living to that of the rest of the world because the U.N. bureaucrats resent our prosperity using abundant energy. Agenda 21 was never approved by Congress or ratified as a treaty by the U.S. Senate, so Congress should have no trouble saying No to all U.N. tax or property restriction proposals.
A UN with global taxing authority becomes the de facto Marxist world government, which has always been the plan.
First things first. Saudi Arabia, Iran, Russia and Venezuela have to cease oil production activities. Other countries with high oil output need to reduce their production emissions to a certain level. That will be decided by the 10 top oil producing nations.
Second, we need a test bed to validate that solar and wind energy can actually power cities. If I may, turn the Sinai into a “Green Zone.” Egypt gives Sinai to the UN who will then contract with companies to build cities and turn the Sinai into a green zone.
Its first citizens will be the Palestinians and the move of the UN to Sinai. If the project works out, Sinai becomes the new homeland of the Palestinians.
Those who have been signing scesssion petitions will be ready to take their states out of the USA.
Those who have been signing secesssion petitions will be ready to take their states out of the USA.
Good plan, I have been to the Sinai, good place for the UN. As part of the green zone initiative, I would also ban freon in that area.
While the Constitution should protect us from UN tax collectors, I wouldn’t be too sure with the current occupant of the White House. Obama has used likely illegal executive orders to bypass the Constitution and Congress and I could see some UN Treaty that no one has read being slipped through the Senate that would open our wallets to the UN. A lot of people in Washington seem to have forgotten that one of the main causes of the American rebellion against Great Britain was excessive taxation especially taxes imposed without any representation in Parliament. I would think that allowing the UN to tax us could be the start of a similar rebellion.
Are you out of your freaking mind?
“Are you out of your freaking mind?”
The Palis want a homeland. Israel wants secure borders. The way the Palis are acting in Gaza, either Israel will drive them into Egypt or Israel will give up more land for what? Peace? Never going to happen.
The status quo won’t last much longer.
“The Palis want a homeland.”
The Palestinians want Jerusalem.
Hey, I know, why don’t we give Wyoming to Israel. We’re not really using it anyway and that can be the new Jewish homeland. Problem solved.
Oh, the Israelis want Jerusalem too.
“Hey, I know, why dont we give Wyoming to Israel.”
Not sure what Israel would do with Wyoming. But, why don’t we give Texas and California to Mexico? Afterall, we did take it from them. /sarc
Actually, there were a couple of proposals on the table for a Jewish homeland in the early 1900’s. Parts of Uganda were offered up by the British.
Don't we GIVE them enough money NOW?
I think the nineteen hit the wrong building on 9/11.
Or even if it don't...