May 8, 2006
American leaders have a new danger to deal with: global taxes, says Frank Gaffney, president of the Center for Security Policy.
According to a report by Cliff Kincaid, president of America's Survival, Inc., international taxes are being pushed by an array of organizations:
- A new U.N. report proposes taxation of air transport and airline tickets, currency transactions, carbon emissions (gasoline) and arms sales.
- The International Confederation of Free Trade Unions -- which represents 155 million workers and 236 affiliated organizations (including its U.S. affiliate, the AFL-CIO) in 154 countries and territories -- supports taxes on international currency transactions.
- Major U.S. charitable institutions, such as the Clinton Foundation, the Ford Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, were represented at U.N. conferences that promoted the concept of such taxes.
- American groups including George Soros's Open Society Institute, Oxfam America, the U.S. Catholic Conference and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars participated in meetings of the New Rules for Global Finance Coalition.
Unless prompt action is taken by Washington, it is a safe bet that such initiatives will become a widely employed means of imposing burdensome levies on American citizens and businesses; globotaxes -- or global taxes -- will enable the United Nations to fund activities, operations and priorities, including, in all likelihood, many our government and taxpayers would otherwise oppose, says Gaffney.
Source: Frank J. Gaffney, Jr., "What If There Were an International IRS?" National Review Online, March 10, 2006; based upon: Cliff Kincaid, "UN Boss Kofi Annan Hails 'Courage' of France and Other Nations Pushing Global Taxes; UN Report Proposes $200 Billion in International Revenue," March 4, 2006.
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