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U.N.’s World Health Organization Eyeing Global Tax on Banking, Internet Activity

You have got to be kidding me! Just what we need. The UN, the most financially corrupt institution in the wold handling a global internet tax? NOT!!!!

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U.N.’s World Health Organization Eyeing Global Tax on Banking, Internet Activity

Friday , January 15, 2010
By George Russell

The World Health Organization (WHO) is considering a plan to ask governments to impose a global consumer tax on such things as Internet activity or everyday financial transactions like paying bills online.

Such a scheme could raise “tens of billions of dollars” on behalf of the United Nations’ public health arm from a broad base of consumers, which would then be used to transfer drug-making research, development and manufacturing capabilities, among other things, to the developing world.

The multibillion-dollar “indirect consumer tax” is only one of a “suite of proposals” for financing the rapid transformation of the global medical industry that will go before WHO’s 34-member supervisory Executive Board at its biannual meeting in Geneva.

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Written by David Frederick

January 15, 2010 at 7:05 PM

Posted in Business, Economics, General