Taxed by the UN?

@laglen (19782)
United States
October 11, 2012 8:12am CST
I was reading an opinion piece by Dyck Morris, in it he writes that if Obama is re-elected, we will be subjected to various UN taxes. This would include a carbon tax, tobacco tax and an income tax just to name a few. http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/10/08/in-second-term-obama-will-allow-un-to-tax-americans/?intcmp=obnetwork Keep in mind this is an opinion piece but this legislation is already in the UN. This would be part of a treaty and therefore only the President and the Senate would have input. The House would have none. My question is, is there ANYBODY out there, citizens of the US that thinks we should accept these taxes levied by the UN? How do you feel about them? I think it is crap and the President and the Senate would be making a huge mistake. What are your thoughts?
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@Rollo1 (16686)
• Boston, Massachusetts
11 Oct 12
Well, this is one of the things I think we can expect if Obama is re-elected. The question is, will anyone investigate the Constitutionality of such a treaty? Is it allowable since taxes can only be levied by Congress and not just the Senate and the President? Will turning over power of governance of our nation partially to an outside body finally be enough to get them to impeach this president? A global governance is the aim of people like Obama and Al Gore, in fact, bringing in a global governing body is the whole point to the global warming hoax. The challenge was to find a problem so big and scary that people would be willing to give up their right to self-governance and accept a world wide governing body that can do what is necessary to save the human race. Unfortunately, there is a percentage of the population who will go along with anything if you tell them enough scare stories and make them feel that it is up to them to save the planet. I think impeachment is the only course left, and I am surprised that no one has initiated proceedings yet. The debacle in Libya is only the most recent impeachable dereliction of duty from this president.
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• United States
11 Oct 12
Laglen, I am sure that IS one of the top aims, and the mantra will be "who's not for world peace?" or "gasp! you're noT for world peace!?" and people will merrily sign away every freedom that was ever attained.. Peer pressure these days, plays more in adult life than it does in teen!!
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@Rollo1 (16686)
• Boston, Massachusetts
12 Oct 12
The mature question isn't whether we want world peace, but whether we believe that the other nations we are dealing with want world peace? You couldn't broker peace with Hitler, that was never his goal. You cannot broker peace with nations who have war and destruction as a goal. You can, through a strong foreign policy with well-defined limits for exactly what you will and will not allow to happen, keep a war from happening. You can keep a war-seeking, power-seeking dictator or nation from attempting an assault on another nation by letting them know you will not stand for it and just what will happen if they engage in war-like activities. Ronald Reagan delivered that message to Quadaffi and he went quiet for 25 years. What we need in the world are more mature, thinking people who have outgrown their hippie days and ways and have come to grips with the real world. Understanding the real world is key to dealing with it effectively.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
16 Oct 12
I agree Rollo, but I am a firm believer that the best way to deal with the UN, is withdraw our member ship and let them move their headquarters some where else.
• United States
11 Oct 12
I would hope that no president or senate would enact any treaty that would tax the us citizens for the UN. And if they were stupid enough to do it that the American people would not stand for it.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
11 Oct 12
I would almost agree with you but I have lost a lot of hope in the America people. Its for the greater good. Dont you want a better world? this is going to be the argument for.
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• United States
11 Oct 12
This country wasn't founded on the greater good. It was founded on individualism, personal responsibility, freedom and liberty. Something a lot of people have forgotten about.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
16 Oct 12
@debrakcarey (19924)
• United States
11 Oct 12
People say that the UN has no power to do these things. It does if we allow it. And IF they have NO POWER to do anything, why do we give them MONEY?
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• United States
11 Oct 12
wow...we agree again. We need to pull out of the UN and then kick them out of this country. To give them money or any authority or influence in our county is a violation of our country's sovereignty.
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• United States
12 Oct 12
We're taxed enough already! We need to get the UN out of the US!
@laglen (19782)
• United States
16 Oct 12
There are four of us that agree! Talking about wasting tax payer money, the money we send to the UN would be better served paying down our debt.
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
12 Oct 12
laglen While the UN would LOVE to manage the world, they are not capable of doing so...and no way would I want the UN controlling anything we do...
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
16 Oct 12
They are close though and I bet if Obama gets four more years, the UN will end up with more control.
@flowerchilde (12518)
• United States
11 Oct 12
I would call that having their foot in the door to pass along a bunch of new laws upon us, which is just what we need more laws and regulations over our lives.. I heard of one such law they want nations to sign saying parents don't have as much parental rights over their children as the U.N./a world governing would! Well we know how well any sort of cumbersome government body works when it comes to families and children!! Anyway, this is the type of thing I've been hearing.. Doesn't the U.S. already support the U.N. monetarily more than anyone else?
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
16 Oct 12
Yes financially, we just about own the UN. Any law saying that an entity knows what is best for my child over me, is so off. The UN must NEVER have sovereignty over us.