The issues and questions this raises are mind boggeling! It is socialism on an
incredible scale. While helping those in need is something we should be
involved in, this is certainly not the way to do it. This should be resisted on
I always thought this issue would be proposed by the UN some day, I just didn't
think it would be so soon. I hope the member nations of the UN have enough sense
to say no. Or at least I hope this nation does.
Let's see . . . the U.S. already gives them millions of dollars which come from
where? Oh yes, the taxpayers. DOH!
@ Speed_AltitudeMy thoughts exactly. We are already paying a tax to the
UN in the form of the US contributions to that organization, which in my opinion
is already too high.
Pull out. They cannot tax me that is taxation without representation. What do
they do for our money they take already.
I WILL NOT be paying taxes to the UN! My church does more with my tithing and my
donations to the welfare fund. UN stay out of my wallet!!!
They can't seriously think this would work. How, exactly, would this tax
revenue be distributed to those in need throughout the world? The answer is
through the same dictators and corrupt governments that siphon off existing
monetary aid to build their own palaces. This is just the latest attempt to
transfer wealth from the taxpayers of the US and other industrialized nations to
the pockets of corrupt third-world leaders in bed with the UN.
I find it ironic that people are soo outraged at this yet they don't seem to see
the parallel of our Federal governement doing exactly the same thing on a
national scale. It's wrong internationally and it's wrong nationally as well.
When you think on the grand scale, the United States poorest of the poor, is in
the top 1 percent of the world's total population. The United States of America
has pumped trillions of dollars into the United Nations, direct and trillions
more indirect. We have elevated salaries for those diplomats around the world
and in New York city where they work and live. They have figured out a very
good system to keep money flowing into their pockets. We don't even know what
poor is in the United States. I have seen babies die from starvation with
fingers the size of a tooth pick and fathers make wood or carboard boxes for the
child to be buried. To see people picking up kernels of corn and rice off the
street where trucks are unloaded to get enough to take home for a meal for them
and their families. The countries that don't pay their U.N. bill is part of the
problem, maybe due to corruption from their leaders who get U.N. and in some
cases also U.S. money
A lot of the "aid" sent to poor countries do not get to the people who
need it. It is stolen by the leaders and the military of these countries to
support themselves. I have seen the pictures of starving children and women in
these countries, but have you ever seen a malnourished leader or military
general, or diplomat ? A lot of it is stolen and sold on the black market by
the very people and groups that are suppose to help. When food and medicine is
sent to North Korea for example, the people still suffer because the ones
needing it never get it. Their fat leaders and military get it. The UN is
pretty much a worthless group that only uses their power to line their own
pockets and try to destroy america.
Could have sworn my ancestors fought and won a war over this issue ...
"Taxation without Representation." Sure, we may have delegates in the
U.N., but I didn't get to vote who they are. Did you?
All that happened today was that a panel got together and discussed ways to
reduce poverty. This was not the only idea put forth. The extreme overreaction
on this comment board is staggering. What exactly is wrong with someone
thinking of ideas? Would you all prefer they didn't brainstorm? This is a
situation where everyone needs to take a deep breath and calm down. If (and this is a BIG if) something like this was ever proposed to the General
Assembly, then we could scream and hollar and throw accusations. Right now,
discussing possible ideas seems like an excellent and responsible thing to do.
This is how civilization works. You brainstorm, decide what is the best course
of action, then work to implement it. The whole "ending poverty" goal
is still very much in the first phase.
Last I checked, the UN didn't have authority to levy taxes anyway, so how
exactly do they think this is going to happen? Are they going to make it a
mandatory condition of membership that member-nations collect this tax? I say at
that point we politely withdraw and tell them to find a new country in which to
put their headquarters! The US already supplies over 50% of the UN's financial
resources, and a sizable number of their troops too. Don't get me
wrong, I think we (as a world community, not just Americans) need to take care
the world's poor, but there are already countless organizations trying to do
that already. If the UN really wants to prove its worth, it needs to do more to
deal with the governments where most of the world's poorest people live. As I
said, there are plenty of organizations and people willing to help the poor of
those nations, but more often than not, it's the governments of those nations
that are he obstacle.As it stands right now, I feel the UN is pretty
impotent and worthless as a world policy-making entity. They're more than happy
to condemn nations for being "too violent," "too greedy" or
"uncooperative" but they're more than happy to take money from those
You got to Vote for them when you Voted for President. I do not have an issue
with that. I have an issue with there being a U.N. in the 1st place.
I cannot give Aid to people in 3rd World Nations because the Money
will be stolen by either those in power or overhead to pay wages of the heads of
Non Profits while the same Non Profit wants me to Voleenter. Goods
sent will also be stolen and sold on the Framers Market (word for a word).The Best Shot of giving to the poor nations people that I have found is
the LDS Church. I knew that way before I evan remotely wanted to become a
member. It goes to accountability and I never known a more accountable people
that could still function with the mim of B.S. Then the Church leadership and
the ones they send out with Aid. WWII being the prime example and Haiti being
the most recent. Other I am sure I have missed. I do know that when Aid is
needed ours moving while others are thinking about it.I do know in
an equal division of wealth with everyone being the same in 6 months, some will
be Rich and some dirt poor.I used to think the cut was in K or 1st
Grade but its way way sooner.
@claudioWhen an "idea" is so obviously wrong to begin with
there is no reason not to immediatley condemn it. Calling for a world tax isn't
"brainstorming" as it is a brainless suggestion to begin with.
Capitalism is bad.Progressive taxation is good.International
government is the answer.This is classic Marxism. Will any doubt
what is goingon here?PS Karl Marx and Joseph Engels waged a constant
struggle for progressive taxation. This is one of their planks. First
"modern" philosophers to advocate it.
"No one should live below a certain income level," stated Milos
Koterec, President of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.
"Everyone should be able to access at least basic health services, primary
education, housing, water, sanitation and other essential services."And nobody should have to grow that food, or build those buildings, or
be the doctor providing that health care, or build the sanitation plants... or
even work at all. What a great plan for society... assuming you've found
another way to get that work done.Oh, you haven't? How about you
figure out a way to make food, shelter, health care, etc. magically appear for
free first; then it can be a right that you have it for free.Those
aren't rights; they're goods and services produced by others that you need to
trade for... unless you own the people producing those goods. So do we
re-implement slavery to force people to work for our benefit? We can call it
"the good of everyone" if that helps you promote slavery...I think I'll oppose your plan for slavery of the few to allow the majority to
avoid work; but thanks for the proposal.
Sounds alot like Obama. One has to wonder where he fits in this scam!!!!
This is a definite sign that it is time for the US to get out of the UN, and to
get the UN completly out of the United States. America is a Soverign Nation and
we are not and never will be part of the UN's One world government. We have been
carrying the UN since it started with our tax money. It is time for the rest of
the countries of the world to step up to the bar and start paying for
everything, including moving the UN to some other country. No self respecting
American should be forced to pay this tax. Just like in history when we poured
tea into the ocean, maybe we should take all the UN garbage and toss it into the
ocean and tell them and the rest of the world if they don't like it, TO BAD
I hope the new President will close the UN building plow it under and send all
the delegates and their friends home. Revoke all their visas and impound their
cars. Also let them pay for their own tickets out of town.
"The money to fund these services may come from a new world tax."Does anyone really believe for one second that something like this would
ever pass - that the US, China or Russia would authorized a group from small
nations to tap into the wealth of their nations. It might be all idealistic and
all that, but it has ZERO chance of being approved.The goal here is
worthy, but there will never be a world tax...... never.
Look at how the European nations joined and now are bailing out the weak ones?
The United States of America was established with a Constitution and Bill of
Rights that has blessed us even with the worst of years, we are blessed for
hundreds of years. It requires open and frank discussion and thanks to our
contributors, even though we don't always agree on everything. Even the ones we
love the most don't agree with us all the time. It takes a lot of work and
caring to fix things after we have jumped into the action. Work means money to
live on and to help others through volunteering, service and even pay taxes
through a representative government that we participate in. Thanks again,
The UN has no way of enforcing the collection of a tax without some form of
police agency. So that would come along with any new global tax imposed, which
would also require funding. And so it would grow and expand
exponentially as would the clout and power of the UN until we had a full-scaled
"world government." No thanks! And the goal of providing
basic needs to every man, woman, and child on the earth (which by the way are
NOT rights) is completely unattainable! It's crazy talk.Susan
Roylance, who I know personally, is reporting on this. I certainly hope she
doesn't agree with a word of it.Captain Jim Green
We need a world wide minimum wage to stop the exploitationof the under
privileged and poor.With a world wide minimum wage, we would no
longer need foreignaid.
The problem is not the "money" or resource availability, the main
obstacle to this ideal and worthwhile goal is POLITICAL MISMANAGEMENT by
government entities. When governments of different countries around the world
mismanage the "money" made accessible to them. We would be dumping
money down the toilet without the political accountability required to raise the
level of health, education, and other opportunities for our fellow human beings
from around the world. United Nation, try tackling the accountability problem
and fair distribution of wealth, ONLY THEN can our effort be not in vain.
I think the idea of a "NEW WORLD ORDE..ER TAX" is a great. In the
earths 6000ish years of recorded history we have never had a world Government
how can we all live in peace if we are divided as nations. This
could be the first step towards a Utopia. Imagine there's no Heaven, no
religion to.... I hope someday you'll join us and the world can live as one.
The UN is evil and they have been using our military to overthrow governments.
Lets elect people who will get us out of this globalist cartel. George
Washington warned the nation of alliances like this. He said they are no good
and we should never start offensive wars or aid any country who attacks another
The United Nations is a terrible organization. Who here has read the United
Nations' Agenda 21? Read it. It's not short, but it's pushing,
blatantly, world communism --under the banner of "taking care of the
earth." The United Nations is also very openly anti-individual rights,
anti-U.S. Constitution, anti-traditional family, anti-gun rights,
anti-sovereignty. All under the banner of Sustainability. Just say no. Get us
out of the U.N.