Global Taxes...Are You Kidding Me?

@hofferp (4739)
United States
September 17, 2010 8:19pm CST
http://www.aim.org/aim-column/obama-endorses-global-taxes-on-eve-of-u-n-summit/ First, I'd just as soon get out of the United Nations... But this takes the cake in my mind. As if we (Americans) don't give enough in foreign aid; as if we aren't one of the first on the scene in times of disaster, need, etc...now we're being asked to give more? Last time I looked we're trillions of dollars in debt. My reaction to Obama's endorsement of global taxes is...is it 2012 yet, so we can vote the bum out?
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@matersfish (6311)
• United States
18 Sep 10
I just can't help but to be cynical about all this money we're just supposed to hand over to a higher authority and have them do the "right" thing with it. This is nonsense. And we're sure to have cap and trade legislation here like they passed in the UK to force even more money out of people. And maybe someone from the UK can tell me a little more about that in particular, because I had to write a report about the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme, and close to 90% of businesses have yet to register (as of last month) to submit their annual reports and to subsequently be placed under a microscope to receive punishment if they're not playing ball. Or maybe they just don't want to pay for the "carbon allowances." I don't know enough about it to comment in detail, unlike some from there do about our policies here, but it does seem as if it's an unpopular "scheme" (lmao?) in the business world. Point: a lot of people don't want to pay more money for whatever reasons. Here, I have a feeling that there's a widespread feeling that government will just waste the money. And rhetorical question time: why is that? Pointless answer time: because they waste, regardless of party or platform, countless billions of dollars already! As far as aid goes, I have a bad feeling here. I'm feeling that if you force it from people, the voluntary charity aspect will suffer. And as far as I'm aware, charity is more efficient than government's payment plan. Not to mention that our government already does a whole hell of a lot more than other countries - many of which stand in constant judgment of us. Digress? No. Suck it. I'll continue on constantly.
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@hofferp (4739)
• United States
18 Sep 10
I'm with you, Materfish, on every count. And even with the ground swell of opposition by the American public, this Administration and Congress keep moving forward with ways to spend money we don't have. I find it unbelievable! Thanks for your comments.