UN Agenda 21: first global tax
The full name of the Rio Summit was “United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.” The UN Agenda 21 planners will hold another such conference.
They gave it the short title of “Rio+20,” because they are holding it
twenty years after the first Summit, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The Center for a Constructive Tomorrow got the leak
of the draft agenda for Rio+20. This agenda has its own nice-sounding
title: “The Future We Want.” The leak runs to 288 pages and has
“markups” by the many “non-governmental organizations” (NGOs) that take
part in planning UN Agenda 21.
Two days ago, CFACT spotted the most alarming part of the agenda. Paragraph 71(3) calls for the UN to levy a global tax
on all energy from “non-renewable” fuels. CFACT figures that a typical
American family of four would pay $1325 a year in taxes on all the
energy they use. That would include motor fuel, electricity (from
non-”green” fuels), heating oil, and natural gas for heating or cooking.
(See also this report in The Washington Examiner.) The UN Agenda 21 planners want to rake in 0.7 percent of the world’s Gross National Product by 2015.
The UN has sought a global tax before. At the Seventeenth Conference of Parties last December, the UN talked
of a tax on “foreign currency transactions.” Naturally, the US would
pay most of this tax, because transactions in euros, between and among
countries using them, would be exempt.
And that's not all that's in the works for the Rio Summit, Twenty Years Later. To find out more, follow the link below.
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