The Bicycle: How do people ride in this part of the world in January?
The VRWC: This is one that has to be stopped right now.
The UN has no constitutional authority to levy a tax on Americans. It's well past time to either disband the UN or leave the UN.
There are many proposals; all are aimed at wealth transfer from the developed world to the developing. Two proposals:
—a "digital tax or 'hit' tax." The report says the levy "could yield tens of billions of U.S. dollars from a broad base of users";
—a financial transaction tax. The report approvingly cites a levy in Brazil that charged 0.38 percent on bills paid online and on unspecified "major withdrawals." The report says the Brazilian tax was raising an estimated $20 billion per year until it was cancelled for unspecified reasons.
I can tell you why it was cancelled: the taxpayers didn't like it. That's the only way this stuff ever gets changed.
There are reasons the developing world is in the condition it is, much of the it being corrupt, tyrannical government. This money will never see the light of day for it's intended use. It will wind up in the pockets of corruptocrats in both the UN and third-world dictatorships. As evidence? Oil for Food.
Read the full article and the Executive Summary. I am certain the current party in power is fully in favor of this. Whether you are Republican or Democrat, you need to be on top of this one.