Global Taxes coming

Now we know why Helen Clark wanted to quit New Zealand and rushed off to the UNDP. She had run out of Kiwi pockets to pick and could see huge potential for picking the world’s pockets. Such is her rapacious need to tax people she has now come up with a Global Tax to rule us all:

The report recommends consideration of an international currency trading tax or even broader financial transaction levies “to fund the fight against climate change and extreme poverty.” The report estimates that an international currency tax alone could raise at least $40 billion a year, while a broader tax on all financial transactions could raise a whopping $650 billion a year globally. This grand wealth redistribution scheme “would allow those who benefit most from globalization to help those who benefit least,” the report argues – a variation of Karl Marx’s anthem “from each according to his ability, to each according to his need.”

…Not surprisingly, the United Nations Development Programme agency boss, Helen Clark, is fully on board with instituting a global tax on financial transactions. “A Financial Transaction Tax, for example, now supported in principle by several G20 members, has the potential to raise considerable revenue,” she told a sympathetic audience at the Second World Congress of the International Trade Union Confederation.

“A currency transaction tax has been identified as the most viable of all the sources of innovative financing,” Clark said as she presented the 2011 Human Development Report in Copenhagen.

Isn’t it funny how Clark is supporting a tax on the world that Mana party is pushing hard.

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