Tuesday, December 27, 2005

The UN loves taxes even more than the Democratic Party.

Here's a shocker, Kofi and the gang over at Turtle Bay want all nations to follow, you guessed it, France's lead in establishing a tax on airline tickets. The proceeds go to developing countries.
UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has urged governments to follow France's lead after its parliament approved a tax on airline tickets to finance development aid for poor countries.

"The secretary-general warmly welcomes the adoption by the parliament of France of a levy on airline tickets issued locally that will benefit the health sector of developing countries," UN spokeswoman Marie Okabe said.

Why not just burn the money in your EPA approved fireplace insert. How much of that money will end up in corrupt UN officials pockets? How much 'slippage' and overhead is acceptable?

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