No Global Taxes!
Dear Mr. President and Members of Congress:
With gas prices rising and American families feeling the "pain at the pump," this is no time to consider raising taxes on gas. But the United Nations has been considering adoption of a global gas tax amounting to about 35 cents per gallon.
The U.N., its agencies, key U.N. members led by France, and even Secretary-General Kofi Annan himself have been promoting global taxation. They are already implementing an international tax on airline travel but are considering plans for global taxes on currency transactions and energy use.
An official U.N.-sponsored book says that a proposed tax on oil, gas, coal and other carbon-based fuels could produce $750 billion a year in revenue for the U.N. and other global purposes. U.N. officials believe the U.S. is obligated to pay this money under the so-called Millennium Development Goals dictating increased foreign aid spending.
The U.N. is currently using U.S. tax dollars to promote and try to impose these global tax schemes on the American people.
America was born in a tax revolt when King George III tried to tax us. It is time for the U.S. Government to send a similar message to U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, French President Jacques Chirac, and other supporters of global taxation schemes.