Adding insult to injury, UN Chief Ban Ki-moon, in a private meeting with lawmakers in Washington, says we’re ‘deadbeats.’
While you were sleeping: Democrats open door for UN to tax Americans
By Online Saturday, March 14, 2009
Kay Day, US Report
(Washington, D.C.)—While media obsessed about Rush Limbaugh and Congress obsessed about how much pork could be stuffed down the throats of U.S. taxpayers, Democrats in Congress paved the way for the United Nations to use U.S. funds from appropriations bills to pursue global tax schemes. GOP stalwart Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) seemed astonished when a preventive amendment he introduced to the Omnibus Appropriations bill failed by a 43-51 vote. This wasn’t an unusual amendment.
Inhofe’s announcement said, “This provision has appeared in every annual appropriations bill since 1996, and this year marks the first time an annual appropriations bill will not contain this policy.” Will taxpayers soon see a new line item whereby we owe the UN on top of the new administration’s planned tax increases?
Inhofe also said prohibiting U.S. taxpayers funding UN global taxes in annual appropriations bills has been a bipartisan U.S. policy that began over a decade ago under the Clinton administration. He continued, “My amendment to the FY ’09 omnibus appropriations bill would have reinstated this important U.S. policy and ensured that officials at the UN and other international bureaucracies who receive generous funding from US taxpayers do not pursue or implement policies of international taxes on US taxpayers.” Inhofe said he was “disappointed” the Democratic majority in the Senate reversed course on this “longstanding US policy.”
Inhofe’s Mar. 4 floor speech explained the situation clearly. “In addition, in the last two Congresses, I introduced what is known as the Helms-Biden Reauthorization Act, which withholds 20% of the US funding for the UN until the President certifies that the UN is not pursuing taxes on US citizens. I am preparing to reintroduce this legislation and have 10 original cosponsors so far.
“The ‘findings’ section of the Helms-Biden reauthorization bill contains 70 sections describing the different international tax schemes that have been under discussion among UN bureaucrats, academics, and foreign countries. Sometimes the language is cloaked to disguise the true design, but these proposals can often be found in UN literature as ‘innovative sources of financing.’ This means international taxes.
“As recently as 2005, however, the language is more explicit. The 2005 Human Development Report envisions ‘raising additional revenue through international taxation mechanisms.’
It’s obvious the Democrats in Congress not only want to raise domestic taxes. They have created a deliberate loophole for the UN to tax us as well. Establishment media ignored this story.
While you (and establishment media) were sleeping, Ban Ki-moon slipped his hands in your pocket, and then he had the nerve to call you a deadbeat. A lone Republican tried to do something about it. No one from the other party reached across the aisle even though doing so would have clearly protected the interests of the Americans they represent.