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#1 UN calls for 'billionaires tax' to help world's poor...struggling UN bureaucrats desperately seeking to be the one percenters of the world
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Posted by Procopius2k 2012-07-06 09:29||
#2 Since the bulk of the worlds poor were caused by bad government I would support this type of tax if those bad governments were removed.
If the idea is to simply send checks to those same bad governments I have to applaude the humor and iron testicles involved in such a request.
Posted by rjschwarz 2012-07-06 09:57||
#3 A war on all marxist countries would do more to alleviate starvation and poverty,
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2012-07-06 11:18||
#4 I think we tax all UN employees at 75%. After all, it's "for the children poor"...
Posted by tu3031 2012-07-06 12:31||
#5 In the beginning, only 'billionaires' will be taxed by the United Nations.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-07-06 13:09||
#6 OK, you first.
Posted by Redneck Jim 2012-07-06 13:27||
#7 Time to put an end to the U.N. There isn't enough money in the Universe to 'help' the poor, to the satisfaction of the bleeding hearts.
Posted by Secret Asian Man 2012-07-06 13:52||
#8 UN bureaucrats don't pay taxes as far as I know
Posted by European Conservative 2012-07-06 15:26||
#9 Well I think now would be a good time to start.
Posted by tu3031 2012-07-06 16:06||
#10 I so hate these people.
Posted by Whiskey Mike 2012-07-06 16:46||
#11 Since the bulk of the worlds poor were caused by bad government...
Rjswartz hits the target in #2. Countries are not poor because they lack money, as contrary as that might sound. They are poor because they are running a faulty operating system.
The gap between the haves and the have-nots (the Great Divergence) that has grown up since the 1700s is not due to colonialism, imperialism or any of the traditional whines. If you installed certain applications - like Property Rights, Rule of Law, Scientific Revolution, Industrial Revolution, Modern Medicine, Competition, some flavor of Market Economics - you did well. If you did not, you either fell behind or worse, stagnated.
If the UN actually wanted to do something other than wet its beak, it would actively work to overthrow roughly half of its member countries.
Posted by SteveS 2012-07-06 23:04||