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OnePimpTiger
02-04-2012, 12:09 PM
United Nations leaders want a world tax to help the poor (http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705398584/UN-leaders-consider-world-tax-to-fund-social-protection-services.html?s_cid=s10)


Inside the U.N., another group of civil society leaders demanded a basic level of social security as they promoted a “social protection floor” at a preparatory forum for the Commission on Social Development, which began Feb. 1.

The focus of the forum was “universal access to basic social protection and social services.”

“No one should live below a certain income level,” stated Milos Koterec, President of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. “Everyone should be able to access at least basic health services, primary education, housing, water, sanitation and other essential services.”

The money to fund these services may come from a new world tax.

Wonderful...ready to add one more tax to your bill?

theonedru
02-04-2012, 12:16 PM
“No one should live below a certain income level,” stated Milos Koterec

Ok why not? There are millions, if not billion of people on the planet that have no need for money so why say they need it? Hand a $100 bill to a Brazilian tribesman and see if they know what to do with it.

OnePimpTiger
02-04-2012, 12:24 PM
What right does a person who doesn't do anything to earn money have to take it from someone who does have to earn their living?

pwaldo
02-04-2012, 03:16 PM
Interesting that the UN is located in the richest country in the world in one of the richest real estate areas. Maybe they should sell the headquarters along with their fleet of private jets and limos and move to Sudan and give all that money that they waste on luxuries away to the poor if they are so concerned about them.

theonedru
02-04-2012, 05:30 PM
Interesting that the UN is located in the richest country in the world in one of the richest real estate areas. Maybe they should sell the headquarters along with their fleet of private jets and limos and move to Sudan and give all that money that they waste on luxuries away to the poor if they are so concerned about them.

USA rich? You mean we are actually among the poorest with our $15 trillion + debt

habsheaven
02-04-2012, 09:20 PM
Not keen about the "minimum income level" business, but I think this statement is a very noble goal that EVERYONE should be striving for:

“Everyone should be able to access at least basic health services, primary education, housing, water, sanitation and other essential services.”

pwaldo
02-05-2012, 02:39 PM
Not keen about the "minimum income level" business, but I think this statement is a very noble goal that EVERYONE should be striving for:

“Everyone should be able to access at least basic health services, primary education, housing, water, sanitation and other essential services.”


I wonder if the UN headquarters in New York allows homeless, poor, and hungry people to use their facilities and services?

Also many of these countries could easily improve their standard of living if they didn't have outrageous populations. How do you expect to have clean water and food for all in a country full of one billion people?

mrveggieman
02-06-2012, 08:41 AM
I wonder if the UN headquarters in New York allows homeless, poor, and hungry people to use their facilities and services?

Also many of these countries could easily improve their standard of living if they didn't have outrageous populations. How do you expect to have clean water and food for all in a country full of one billion people?


That goes back to having access to birth control and sex ed but that is for a different discussion. :rolleyes:

pghin08
02-06-2012, 09:35 AM
I just flat out don't like the concept of a "world tax".

Star_Cards
02-06-2012, 10:00 AM
umm... bad idea no matter how good the intentions may be.

duane1969
02-06-2012, 10:25 AM
Giving a autonomous entity the right to tax citizens of other countries is just asking for trouble.

duane1969
02-06-2012, 10:26 AM
That goes back to having access to birth control and sex ed but that is for a different discussion. :rolleyes:

So nations with overpopulation issues are being denied access to birth control and sex ed? Please provide proof.

AUTaxMan
02-06-2012, 10:26 AM
Redistribution of wealth bad. Taxation without representation bad.

mrveggieman
02-06-2012, 10:27 AM
So nations with overpopulation issues are being denied access to birth control and sex ed? Please provide proof.


Look here in the United States. Ask any high school kid with no money how easy it is for him/her to get birth control.

duane1969
02-06-2012, 10:28 AM
Look here in the United States. Ask any high school kid with no money how easy it is for him/her to get birth control.

There is nothing in this thread that indicates the United States is the country that the UN is worried about. Don't turn this into your personal anti-Christian agenda. The UN is focused on 3rd world countries.

mrveggieman
02-06-2012, 10:33 AM
There is nothing in this thread that indicates the United States is the country that the UN is worried about. Don't turn this into your personal anti-Christian agenda. The UN is focused on 3rd world countries.


That's funny duane but I you asked for me to name a country that makes it hard for it citizens to get birth control and I named the one that we all know, love and live in. I don't have a problems with christians. Heck I was even called one in another thread and didn't take offense to it. My problem is with religious nuts of all faiths on try to force their views on others and make life harder for everyone else.

duane1969
02-06-2012, 10:42 AM
That's funny duane but I you asked for me to name a country that makes it hard for it citizens to get birth control and I named the one that we all know, love and live in. I don't have a problems with christians. Heck I was even called one in another thread and didn't take offense to it. My problem is with religious nuts of all faiths on try to force their views on others and make life harder for everyone else.

I did not say name "a" nation, I said a nation with overpopulation issues. Last I checked we are dealing with our population issues pretty good.

Clearly the UN is not worried about population issues in the US and no doubt the US citizenship is #1 on their list of those who should pay their tax that they are proposing.

If you were saying that those countries with population issues had a need for sex ed or biirth control because of the costs associated then I would concur. Your implication that Christians are involved in some world order conspiracy to prevent BC and sex ed to everyone is unfounded and unsupported.

mrveggieman
02-06-2012, 10:49 AM
I did not say name "a" nation, I said a nation with overpopulation issues. Last I checked we are dealing with our population issues pretty good.




Really so why do we have some many issues with homlessness and welfare? :rolleyes:

duane1969
02-06-2012, 10:58 AM
Really so why do we have some many issues with homlessness and welfare? :rolleyes:

As a percentage of the population, homelessness is a minor issue in the US compared to other countries. Welfare does not equal homeless.

Don't dodge the issue by deflecting. What 3rd world country with overpopulation issues is being denied BC and sex ed?

tsjct
02-06-2012, 01:27 PM
The problem would never be solved by the UN. Look at all the money we give to other countries now that is supposed to be used for Humanitarian issues but the money is used for many many things other than that. The people who get the money keep for their own good and never do the right things with it. And look at SYRIA? Are you kidding me. They do not need birth control for free there as the KING is just KILLING them daily to take care of the population. Why in the heck is the GREAT OLE UN not helping the people there? He is having his own people SLAUGHTERED daily and nothing is being done about it. The UN is a JOKE and only out for more money for themselves.

Star_Cards
02-06-2012, 02:32 PM
The problem would never be solved by the UN. Look at all the money we give to other countries now that is supposed to be used for Humanitarian issues but the money is used for many many things other than that. The people who get the money keep for their own good and never do the right things with it. And look at SYRIA? Are you kidding me. They do not need birth control for free there as the KING is just KILLING them daily to take care of the population. Why in the heck is the GREAT OLE UN not helping the people there? He is having his own people SLAUGHTERED daily and nothing is being done about it. The UN is a JOKE and only out for more money for themselves.

I agree. Most money that the UN would collect from countries to give to impoverished nations would get lost in the bureaucracy. So much of foreign aid fails to make it to the primary destination or taken by people or power within a specific country.