Letter: Vote no on global tax proposal
There is a move afoot in Congress to pass a bill that would allow the United Nations to tax American citizens in order to help them support their global ambitions. Why should we have to fork over money to Kofi Annan and his greedy, corrupt cronie...
There is a move afoot in Congress to pass a bill that would allow the United Nations to tax American citizens in order to help them support their global ambitions. Why should we have to fork over money to Kofi Annan and his greedy, corrupt cronies at the U.N.?
This tax proposal has been kept fairly quiet until recently. Some powerful members of Congress, like John Kerry and Hillary Clinton, have already voiced their support for global taxation. Up to now, President George Bush has opposed a global tax, but he is under tremendous pressure to favor the U.N. tax in order to gain their support for the war in Iraq. Since 1945 we've paid the U.N. an astronomical $30 billion. You would think that should be enough money to warrant their cooperation for the war in Iraq.
On March 1, Rep. Ron Paul of Texas introduced a bill called the Prohibition on United Nations Taxation Act of 2005. This legislation would stop all U.S. payments and dues to the United Nations the minute the U.N. tried to impose any tax or fee on any American.
A U.N. global tax would look something like this. A $1 tax on all airline tickets would be used to pay off the U.N.'s Third-World debt. Other U.N. global taxes that have been discussed are a tax on e-mails, a levy on credit card bills, and even a carbon tax that would add as much as five cents to the cost of a gallon of gas.
I urge you to call your congressmen and ask them to vote no on the U.N. global tax. At the same time, ask them to support Paul's bill, H.R. 1017.