United Nations Mulling A Slew Of Global Taxes

The World Health Organization is looking to impose a global cigarette taxes. Well, the one-world-government central planners at the United Nations are outdoing them. They’re mulling a whole slew of global taxes to transfer wealth from places like the United States to developing countries!

A 1 percent tax on billionaires around the world. A tax on all currency trading in the U.S. dollar, the euro, the Japanese yen and the British pound sterling. Another “tiny” tax on all financial transactions, including stock and bond trading, and trading in financial derivatives. New taxes on carbon emissions and on airline tickets. A royalty on all undersea mineral resources extracted more than 100 miles offshore of any nation’s territory.

The United Nations is at it again: finding new and “innovative” ways to create global taxes that would transfer hundreds of billions, and even trillions, of dollars from the rich nations of the world — especially the U.S. — to poorer ones, in line with U.N.-directed economic, social and environmental development.

These latest global tax proposals have received various forms of endorsement at U.N. meetings over the spring and summer, and will be entered into the record during the 67th U.N. General Assembly session, which began this week. The agenda for the entire session, lasting through December, is scheduled to be finalized on Friday. (Read More)

President Obama has expressed interest in global taxation in the past, so why would we believe he won’t sign onto these taxes once he has more flexibility in a second term?