Forget The ESM/EFSF, the UN Has a Funding Issue & You Will Solve It
Just when you thought the debt issue had reached its peak, the United Nations has come knocking on the door with their hand out. In their newly released 2012 World Economic & Social Survey, the UN announces that they have a large funding need, and they have no shortage of ideas on how to take it from you fundraise in order to fill their gaps. Don't worry, the world is good for it - everyone can just issue more debt to be purchased by their banks, who can in turn use that as collateral for a loan from their central bank, etc. After all, isn't socialism, forced wealth redistribution, being helpful to others just the right thing to do?
Among their very best ideas:
- A Carbon Tax Proposal that would yield ~$250bn per annum
- A Currency Transaction Tax that would yield ~$40bn per annum
- A Financial Transaction Tax that would yield ~$15-$75bn per annum
- An International Billionaire's Tax (sound familiar?) that would yield ~$40-$50bn per annum
So before you get too comfortable in thinking that all of our troubles are out in the open & in front of us, remember that the good folks over at the United Nations are behind the curtain at the end of the yellow brick road, waiting to sneak these taxes in while you're watching the 75th season of Jersey Shore & eating doritos.
I'm sure that the money will definitely go to good causes, and not directly into the hands of corrupt politicians.
And who knows, maybe they can "fundraise" enough to even help pay for the billions in building upgrades they are getting in New York.
h/t The Blaze