“American taxpayers are quite often skeptical and critical of federal government bureaucracies. That skepticism is amplified when applied to international institutions like the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN), which receives more than $1 billion in taxpayer dollars.
“The EU is moving to set a tax on carbon emissions…Not only will this emissions tax harm the economy, it is a blatant violation of international law.
“Another tax that is being considered is the Solidarity Tobacco Contribution (STC), through the United Nations. The STC is an effort to raise more money for international causes. The World Health Organization (WHO), an agency of the UN, is proposing a $.05, $.03, or $.01 cent tax on tobacco products, depending on the wealth of the country where the products are being sold.
“These attempts at establishing international tax regimes need to be stopped. American taxpayers and consumers should not be subjected to taxes instituted by international organizations that don’t necessarily share the interests of the United States.”
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