I hoped someone would analyze the comments made by Esther Brimmer, and Accuracy in Media has done so. Cliff Kincaid has decoded the language for us. Obama wants the US to pay global taxes, and the U.N. gets to dole out the stash of cash. Ha! Even if all of us agreed to such a notion, there is no way the U.N. can be trusted with money.
Obama Endorses Global Taxes on Eve of U.N. Summit
By Cliff Kincaid
Accuracy in Media
September 16, 2010
In a classic case of misdirection, while the media are preoccupied with the fate of the Bush tax cuts, President Obama is preparing to attend a United Nations summit next week to endorse “innovative finance mechanisms”—global taxes—to drain even more wealth out of the U.S. economy.
A draft “outcome document” produced in advance of the September 20-22 U.N. Summit on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) commits the nations of the world to supporting “innovative financing mechanisms” to supplement foreign aid spending.
The term “innovative financing mechanisms” is a U.N. euphemism for global taxes. But the document actually goes further, praising the “Task Force on International Financial Transactions for Development” for its work on the subject of mobilizing additional “resources” for countries to achieve the MDGs. This is a body tasked with proposing and implementing global tax schemes.
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