Forget Obamatax. Are you ready for global taxes?

posted at 8:31 am on July 7, 2012 by Jazz Shaw

Just when you think you’ve identified and outmaneuvered the enemy in front of you, another one comes sneaking up from behind. Yes, I know… you’re all worried about the number of taxes in Obamacare and Taxmageddon coming in January. Perhaps you think that by simply electing some new people you’ll be in the clear. Guess again.

You’re living in the global economy now, so why not have some global taxes? Think I’m kidding? How about a global tax on all financial transactions?

Now a group of United Nations “independent experts” is pushing the European Union to back a global financial transaction tax ahead of the G-8 Summit “to offset the costs of the enduring economic, financial, fuel, climate and food crises, and to protect basic human rights.”

How about letting the UN tax all international air travel? Or maybe Turtle Bay should be allowed to tax us for our energy use based on carbon credits… or something?

And then there’s my new favorite. Since Americans are so willing to let all levels of government pass sin taxes on things like cigarettes without much more than a peep, why not let the international community get in on the cash bandwagon?

Another subsidiary of the United Nations, the World Health Organization (WHO), is also looking to self-fund through global taxes. The WHO in 2010 publicly considered asking for global consumer taxes on internet activity, online bill paying, or the always popular financial transaction tax. Currently the WHO is pushing for increased excise taxes on cigarettes, but with an important condition that they get a slice of the added revenue. The so-called Solidarity Tobacco Contribution would provide billions of dollars to the WHO, but with no ability for taxpayers or national governments to monitor how the money is spent.

It’s truly a brave new world, comrades. If you’d care to light up a Marlboro or pour yourself a glass of beer, trivial things like having Washington pick your pocket are old hat. You should pay for your sins on a more global stage. Before you know it, they’ll be selling cigarettes from vending machines one at a time for five bucks a shot and bartenders will carry loan applications for when you’d like a cold one.

Welcome to the age of international peace and prosperity. Let’s all go light up a stogy, down a few shots of Jack Daniels and do some Trust Fall Down And Pass Outs.


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Funny how the lefties all think this is a groovy idea when the enforcement mechanism and penalty for non-payment would be war.

wolly4321 on July 7, 2012 at 1:19 PM

If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street,
If you try to sit, I’ll tax your seat.
If you get too cold I’ll tax the heat,
If you take a walk, I’ll tax your feet.

Kenosha Kid on July 7, 2012 at 1:21 PM

Sadly I wouldn’t be that surprised to see this within my lifetime.

netster007x on July 7, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Just ask any good leftie. The public paid for the street you drive on, the fireworks on the Fourth, the local government and cops, firemen and teachers. We ignore the five layers of bureaucracy and the payoffs to donors like the “house of cards” solar companies.

Like the Communists, the fact that you went out today and earned something is meaningless.

IlikedAUH2O on July 7, 2012 at 1:48 PM

well, let’s just get this black market party started!

the sooner that the black market overshadows the regular economy, the better!

warhorse_03826 on July 7, 2012 at 1:56 PM

I’m waiting for extraterrestrials to levy a “terran” tax on us.

Bill Ramey on July 7, 2012 at 2:23 PM

It is time to dissolve the UN- they think they are a government and they are not. I owe no one else anything, not in this country and certainly not the world. Dissolve it now

Noelie on July 7, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Along with a global gun grab too. In either case, they’ll have to come kill me to make me comply. Good luck with that one commies.

I have an easier solution. Stop funding the UN all together and kick their butts out of this country. We don’t need MORE stinking communists here, we have plenty of democrats.

Wolfmoon on July 7, 2012 at 2:47 PM

The UN has been trying to take in .7% of Global GDP. Originally that was voluntary; for atleast a decade, since there were no volunteers, they’ve pushed the Tax angle. It was a redistributionist scheme, plainly stated so per UN officials. You can check out Wolfensohn as an example.

The UN is completely communistic, because this time it will be different…

John Kettlewell on July 7, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Giving corrupt and unaccountable bureaucrats unlimited amounts of money in an effort to control our lives. What could possibly go wrong?

Fred 2 on July 7, 2012 at 4:21 PM

An Obama would jump on this .

CW on July 7, 2012 at 5:21 PM

It’s time to remove ourselves from the UN and kick those greedy bastards off our shores. Although I’d consider it a consolation prize if we just seized the building and all its contents, turning it into a museum of corruption. Don’t think we’d have enough “displays” to fill the museum? I bet we would have plenty…

dominigan on July 7, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Heh, so much for the global village,more like the global slave plantation…

jimver on July 7, 2012 at 5:40 PM

It needs to be pointed out again : governments are now going to tax wealth, in addition to income.

bayview on July 7, 2012 at 5:49 PM

The ‘Slums would have better stuff to trash. Theres that.

BL@KBIRD on July 7, 2012 at 5:52 PM

A vote for Obama would be a blank check for not only him and his imperial pen but also a hell yes my people will pay to any global organization you want.

A vote for Romney would be a WH briefing “please direct your questions regarding this to the secretary of state” and that would be answered as a tepid “we would like to be a good global partner but at this time we would need to study the document and then our senate would have to vote on it as it is a treaty”

Why can’t we get a guy in there like Christie who says “Idiot!” “Keep walking”
Romney won’t win. He may have the delegates but you mittbots have got to see he can’t close the deal. Mittens has to choose someone like Christie the Hammer to offset Mittens Oxford fighting style or you guys are going down in the first round. With Christie? You’ve got a fighting chance for a nice tag team. Good cop bad cop. But Romney needs to be able to say “I’m not apologizing for anything my VP says” – that goes for anybody he picks. I don’t think Romney can do even that.

This isn’t a harvard debate.
Its a street fight.
Obama brings a gun.
Romney needs to bring Christie.
Get it?

athenadelphi on July 7, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Maybe the reason Lefties hate christianity so much is that the New Testament was down on the tax collectors the left loves so much.

KW64 on July 8, 2012 at 8:12 AM

How about a tax on this?

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a slight or invisible exhalation or vapor, especially one that is disagreeable or noxious

docflash on July 7, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Sounds like everything Obama/Democrats utter, actually. Yes, please – tax the hell outta *that*.

Midas on July 8, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Unless I’m mistaken, this would require that a treaty be negotiated and ratified. Ain’t. Gonna. Happen.

flipflop on July 7, 2012 at 8:50 AM

Isn’t that almost done….you know…”under the radar”?

Mimzey on July 7, 2012 at 9:09 AM

You mean like universal healthcare?

Like a Senate that doesn’t do it’s job and pass a budget in over three years?

You mean you expect appropriate constitutional behavior from this Senate, or Democrats?

You mean you haven’t been paying attention for the past few years such that you’d utter something that would’ve sounded reasonable once upon a time but is a carelessly naive thing to say in this day and age?

Midas on July 8, 2012 at 10:24 AM

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