by Peter Grady –
Long dismissed as the stuff of conspiracy “nuts” the United Nations has admitted that it really does want to impose a global tax.
Opponents of the United Nations have long said that the organization wanted the ability to fund itself rather than rely on member dues and to have its own military force.
Deseret News, Utah’s oldest continuously published daily newspaper, reported that at a preparatory forum for the Commission on Social Development on Feb. 1 to discuss “universal access to basic social protection and social services,” officials did indeed discuss a “global tax.”
Milos Koterec, President of the Economic and Social Council of the UN, said that, “No one should live below a certain income level.”
He went on to say basic human services such as primary education, housing, water, sanitation and basic health care were as basic as the right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
Jens Wandel, the Deputy Director of the United Nations Development Program, said in order to pay for the services, “One idea which we could consider is a minimal financial transaction tax (of .005 percent). This will create $40 billion in revenue.”
Another presenter at the forum, Fatima Rodrigo, also mentioned the “very small tax of .005 percent.”
While details of how they believe the tax should be collected appear not to have been discussed, some have said the tax could consist of a “fee” on all financial transactions including ATM withdrawals, cashing and depositing paychecks and other transactions.
Despite the proposals by UN officials, supporters of the UN have attempted to minimize them saying the comments are nothing more than individuals in a brainstorming session kicking around ideas on how to resolve an issue.
However, a local political activist has said, that attitude misses the point.
Brian Britton, head of the Greeley 9/12 project, says the fact that the idea was even mentioned at all shows that the United Nations has no real concept of individual freedom.
“The United Nations has absolutely no authority to levy a tax on the American people, so why is the idea even being proposed?”
Britton continued, “One of the key grievances in the Declaration of Independence is the idea of ‘no taxation without representation.’ I don’t recall having the opportunity to vote for anyone appointed to the UN.”
He continued, “It’s not enough for the UN to disregard our Constitution, now they have declared war on the Declaration of Independence.”
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