GOP Platform Rejects UN Taxes

By:  Alex Newman
08/27/2012
       
GOP Platform Rejects UN Taxes

 As the GOP assembles in Tampa for the Republican National Convention, delegates have adopted a plank for the platform rejecting the imposition of United Nations taxes on Americans or UN control over the global monetary system, pointing out that the scandal-plagued global body has proven itself wasteful and incompetent. Activists celebrated the move, but some national GOP officials said it should have gone further, noting that the UN is absolutely determined to infringe on U.S. sovereignty.

 

As the GOP assembles in Tampa for the Republican National Convention, delegates have adopted a plank for the platform rejecting the imposition of United Nations taxes on Americans or UN control over the global monetary system, pointing out that the scandal-plagued global body has proven itself wasteful and incompetent. Activists celebrated the move, but some national GOP officials said it should have gone further, noting that the UN is absolutely determined to infringe on U.S. sovereignty.

According to the Washington Times, which first reported the story, some of the more extreme Democrats in Congress have actually supported proposals to impose special international taxes on Americans for redistribution to Third World governments — mostly dictatorships, of course. In the resolution, however, the RNC said it opposed “three global taxes and a global monetary governance mechanism to raise $400 billion a year to aid developing countries.”

As The New American has documented extensively, the UN — critics call it a “dictators club” due to the composition of its membership — continues to propose a wide assortment of global taxes. Everything from banking transaction taxes to “carbon taxes” on shipping or air-travel has been suggested in the organization’s reports and by its leaders. More recently, on multiple occasions, the planetary body even advanced the idea of erecting a global monetary system managed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to replace the U.S. dollar as the world’s reserve currency.

“The United Nations has not evidenced its capability to properly handle foreign aid and has in face been shown to be wasteful and scandal-ridden,” the GOP resolution observes, citing calls by senior UN leaders to redistribute wealth from the West to dictators ruling poorer nations. The platform measure was approved by the Republican standing resolutions committee last week and is expected to be adopted at the upcoming RNC gathering.  

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