In our form of government with 3 supposedly separate, but co-equal branches of government, isn’t it the purview of congress to levy taxes, the president to sign treaties, and the senate to approve those treaties?
So, the fact that Obama is about to commit to a treaty which allows a foreign entity to tax US citizens without the approval of the senate is wrong on several levels.
We are already way past the threshold for impeachable offenses. This one is just the icing on the cake.
Obama to allow UN to tax US for Green Climate Fund
by Joel Gehrke Commentary Staff Writer
December 5, 2011 11:29am
President Obama’s team of negotiators at the United Nations Climate Change Conference may agree to a tax on foreign currency transactions, designed to pay for a “Green Climate Fund,” that would fall disproportionately on American travelers and businesses, according to a group attending the conference that is skeptical of the UN position on global warming.
Negotiators at the conference are considering “a new tax on every foreign currency transaction in the world,” according to the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT). “Every time you travel abroad, you’ll have to pay a climate tax,” explains CFACT, the group that released the “Climategate” emails. “More importantly, every time we import goods, every time we export our fine products (think jobs) we will do so with a climate tax skimming off the top.”
European countries would evade much of the tax burden, however, because “transactions within the Eurozone won’t have to pay this new tax.”
CFACT suggests that Obama is open to implementing this tax and similar policies in the absence of a full climate treaty, which would require congressional approval. “We have learned that while many have discounted this conference, knowing that a full climate treaty is difficult to achieve especially with a U.S. Senate that will not vote to ratify,” CFACT says. “Obama and his fellow climate travelers are working around the Senate and planning to stick America with the bill.”
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