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Thread: Should there be a global tax?

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    Should there be a global tax?

    This is pretty much a straight yes or no poll.



    U.N.'s World Health Organization Eyeing Global Tax on Banking, Internet Activity - International News | News of the World | Middle East News | Europe News - FOXNews.com
    By George Russell

    The World Health Organization (WHO) is considering a plan to ask governments to impose a global consumer tax on such things as Internet activity or everyday financial transactions like paying bills online.

    Such a scheme could raise "tens of billions of dollars" on behalf of the United Nations' public health arm from a broad base of consumers, which would then be used to transfer drug-making research, development and manufacturing capabilities, among other things, to the developing world.
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    Re: Should there be a global tax?

    What the hell is that all about?

    I'm lost on all sorts of levels - money grubbers.
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    Re: Should there be a global tax?

    No.

    Especially not the two examples given.
    Education.

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    Re: Should there be a global tax?

    I would rather die.

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    Re: Should there be a global tax?

    No. The UN provides me no benefits, so I'm not paying taxes to it.
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    Re: Should there be a global tax?

    Who would it go to? God?

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    Re: Should there be a global tax?

    I don't even like the U.N.

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    Re: Should there be a global tax?

    No, I would rather bash blue helmets in with a baseball bat.
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    Re: Should there be a global tax?

    No.

    I'm not a citizen of the world.

    Any and all people now on record or in the future calling themselves such should have as much of their property confiscated as necessary to ensure they're economic status is not greater than the mean income of all the peoples of the world, though.

    That sounds fair.

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    Re: Should there be a global tax?

    No. If an international organization wants money, they should ask for it from individual governments and other sources. It should be up to those governments to decide how they get their money.

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