September 12, 2009

Remember this next time you send in your IRS tax forms

Global Tax Thuggery

From the desk of Richard Rahn at the Brussels Journal
According to the OECD, the U.S. should be sharing tax information with all cooperating countries on its list - including those who are nondemocratic and/or corrupt. Worse yet, the Obama administration is supporting the OECD in this wholesale violation of basic rights.
Do you think the Internal Revenue Service should have the right to share your tax information with foreign governments -- even ones run by thugs and those that engage in human rights abuses and/or suppress freedom in their countries?

A meeting was held in Mexico City last week under the auspices of the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), whose implicit goal is to create a global high-tax cartel.

It claims to be in favor of "transparency" and "global economic growth." However, as with many domestic and international government organizations, the OECD's actions are often contrary to its words.

In order to create a global tax cartel, the OECD needs to have tax information shared among nations -- which means that the citizen of any country that signs on to this scheme may have his or her tax information shared with other member jurisdictions.

The Center for Freedom and Prosperity sent a delegation to the Mexico City meeting. It included my colleague Daniel J. Mitchell, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute. Mr. Mitchell has written extensively on the importance of global tax competition, which is needed for economic growth, the preservation of human rights and civil societies.

Mr. Mitchell was there to provide intellectual support to smaller, low-tax jurisdictions, which were trying to protect their tax sovereignty, and also to report on the meeting.

The international bureaucrats who run the OECD's Fiscal Affairs Committee managed to persuade a hotel to cancel Mr. Mitchell's reservations and then tried to get him thrown out of the public lobby of the hotel where the meeting was held -- as he was quietly talking with delegations from lower-tax jurisdictions and the press. Fortunately, when Mr. Mitchell and members of the press objected to the bullying tactics of the OECD officials, he finally was allowed to stay.

The OECD has managed to get 87 jurisdictions to sign on to its global "tax standard." The high-tax countries are using the OECD to threaten low-tax jurisdictions to sign this agreement.

It is worth noting that the tax bullies at the OECD and at other international organizations, such as the United Nations, International Monetary Fund and World Bank, who demand that others pay higher taxes, enjoy tax-free personal income courtesy of the world's taxpayers.



Snarky Basterd said...

How's about I just send them a big fat I.O.U. and then rig even more claymore mines around the perimeter of my property?

Having to hear "click click click" is a bitch for anyone. (And I have enough trees around my house, btw, to make a predator drone hit difficult...PLUS...there's the .50 Cal mounted on a turret on my roof, right next to my dish antennae.)

P.S., Gubmint: You should never have let me into your Army for 4 years. One learns interesting things during that time.

Anonymous said...

Dave, if I ever stop by, I'll knock three times.

Opus #6 said...

Ah. This must be a signpost on the way to Obama's One World Government. He wants to "fundamentally change America" alright.

TS/WS said...

The bird on the I.R.S. Docs. look like a Buzzard to me.
What else do you expect from an off-shore Corp. Head Quarters in Costa Rica.
The Constitution, Article. 1. Section. 8. The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, etc...
It does not say they have the authority to delegate that Power to an off-shore Corp.
Besides, you can't lay off every thing on the I.R.S. The Congress writes the Tax Laws. Even if the Congress tries to lay every thing at the feet of the I.R.S. to avoid the heat from the angered People (The Mob).
If there is any sharing of the private tax returns. You can bet it is in some sort of legislation- add on, buried in a Bill some where.

LL said...

I started to write, "Why?" Then I choked it back and said to myself, "I know why".

Dear Leader, Pelosi, Reid, and the communists and misfits that occupy the government are pining and pushing to give us over to those who would destroy us.

Good post, Nickie.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

How the hell else are you going to pay for ... OBAMA-WORLD !

Timeshare Jake said...

Sounds like more new world order crap giving more power to the elite bankers, which as you should know pushed for the federal reserve so they could benefit from an income tax. We are going to have to wake up to what these globalists are doing and prepare to take our fight to the world, with outrage over these globalist beliefs our government seemingly is leading us down.

Anonymous said...

Opie, I suspect it's not just The Left although they are certainly the most enthusiastic proponents.

Anonymous said...

TSWS... You're right about any moves being buried deeply within some Livestock Protection legislation.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, LL. I know we both share a healthy suspicion about almost everything.

Anonymous said...

Woody, I suggest a tax on patchouli oil.

Anonymous said...

Bill, you said it beautifully and accurately, as usual.

Kid said...

SEe, Biden promised us the Obama administration would be doing things that would make sane people scream WTF ?!?

And he wasn't kidding.

Well, if these jokers aren't voted out 2010, then you know you are living with a majority of communist proponents. What are ya gonna do.

I'll contribute to the 'Relocate All Lemurs to Washington DC Fund' for starters I guess.

Kid said...

PS - Biden you mindless tool. Get your mouth back in the news and at least continue proving the plucky comic relief for this disaster.

Anonymous said...

Biden symbolizes the Left. Clueless and power-hungry.