Global Warming, Global Taxes
By Thomas P. Kilgannon on 11.12.10 @ 6:07AM
spectator.org WASHINGTON — Within 72 hours of the Tea Party’s “shellacking” of Obama and Pelosi, Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary-General, called for global taxation of the American public — an idea endorsed by a high-level official of the Obama administration. Ban must not have been watching television on Election Night, because he missed the voters’ rejection of big government, higher taxes, and out of control spending. Or perhaps he did see the results and thought it best to get his $100 billion of “climate financing” fees on the agenda of the lame duck Congress.
The demand comes from the Secretary-General’s High-level Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing, which was organized following last year’s UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. Among the panelists recommending global taxes are George Soros, the financier of socialist change, and Larry Summers, President Obama’s economic advisor.
The group’s report begins with the claim that “Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time.” Not true. There is doubt among scientists as to whether or not the earth’s temperature is warming. There is even more skepticism attached to the theory that human activity could cause such a phenomenon. It matters not. The UN deems it an emergency to raise $100 billion by 2020 — and annually thereafter — for a problem that may not exist.
And where to get the wampum to fix the weather? Taxes. Global taxes. UN-imposed levies on the eroding wealth of American citizens.
The Advisory Group’s report is filled with…
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