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.
Should the UN and the WHO be proposing taxes at all? This is the second time they have proposed this. Does anyone else find this outrageous?
Asked by Anonymous at 10:30 AM on Jan. 16, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by jesse123456 at 2:16 PM on Jan. 16, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 10:38 AM on Jan. 16, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 10:39 AM on Jan. 16, 2010
You know Obama will sign on to it. He hasn't met a tax he didn't like yet.
Answer by Anonymous at 10:44 AM on Jan. 16, 2010
I don't feel the UN should have the power to suggest taxes to countries. Only our elected representatives should do that.
Answer by mancosmomma at 10:48 AM on Jan. 16, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 11:56 AM on Jan. 16, 2010
Answer by yourspecialkid at 12:42 PM on Jan. 16, 2010
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