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Posted: 9/21/2004 5:07:49 AM EST
Chirac: Time for global tax


French president supports plan
to fight international poverty
Posted: September 21, 2004
9:39 a.m. Eastern

© 2004 WorldNetDaily.com

French President Jacques Chirac is the latest leader to call for the imposition of an international tax to help fight poverty.

Speaking at the United Nations in New York, Chirac praised a report prepared by a French working group that proposed a global tax be levied on arms sales and some financial transactions.

The report contains "technically realistic and economically rational solutions," said Chirac, who joined forces with Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to push the anti-poverty agenda.

They will attempt to push forward the plan with the goal of cutting in half the number of people in poverty by 2015, as United Nations leaders pledged in 2000.

A declaration signed by 110 countries urged governments to consider the report.

Chirac's ideas were strongly attacked by the U.S. delegation.

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman said, "global taxes are inherently undemocratic. Implementation is impossible."

This is not the first time Chirac and other world leaders have called for a global tax.

Last year, some at the G8 summit meeting floated the idea of a global tax on arms sales, including – at Chirac's suggestion – a tax on gun purchases by individuals.

In a speech at the annual meeting of the "Group of Eight," or G8, da Silva pushed the arms-sales tax as a scheme whereby the world's wealthiest nations could fund efforts to eliminate world hunger.

The "Group of Eight" includes the U.S., UK, France, Germany, Italy, Canada, Japan and Russia.

Calling the Brazilian leader's proposal "forceful and convincing," Chirac was reluctant to back a levy on weapons manufacturers in France and elsewhere, but suggested a global tax on firearms purchases made by individuals, said the report.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 5:09:19 AM EST
OH HELL NO! Chirac can eat shit and bark at the moon!
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 5:10:49 AM EST

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
Chirac: Time for global tax


French president supports plan
to fight international poverty
Posted: September 21, 2004
9:39 a.m. Eastern

© 2004 WorldNetDaily.com

French President Jacques Chirac is the latest leader to call for the imposition of an international tax to help fight poverty.

Speaking at the United Nations in New York, Chirac praised a report prepared by a French working group that proposed a global tax be levied on arms sales and some financial transactions.

The report contains "technically realistic and economically rational solutions," said Chirac, who joined forces with Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to push the anti-poverty agenda.

They will attempt to push forward the plan with the goal of cutting in half the number of people in poverty by 2015, as United Nations leaders pledged in 2000.

A declaration signed by 110 countries urged governments to consider the report.

Chirac's ideas were strongly attacked by the U.S. delegation.

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman said, "global taxes are inherently undemocratic. Implementation is impossible."

This is not the first time Chirac and other world leaders have called for a global tax.

Last year, some at the G8 summit meeting floated the idea of a global tax on arms sales, including – at Chirac's suggestion – a tax on gun purchases by individuals.

In a speech at the annual meeting of the "Group of Eight," or G8, da Silva pushed the arms-sales tax as a scheme whereby the world's wealthiest nations could fund efforts to eliminate world hunger.

The "Group of Eight" includes the U.S., UK, France, Germany, Italy, Canada, Japan and Russia.

Calling the Brazilian leader's proposal "forceful and convincing," Chirac was reluctant to back a levy on weapons manufacturers in France and elsewhere, but suggested a global tax on firearms purchases made by individuals, said the report.



No, I meant YOU guys should pay for it! Not us French!

Gawd I hate the French....
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 5:25:01 AM EST
The French are for a lot of idiotic things, including women not shaving their pits.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 5:27:09 AM EST
Another idea that could not be instituted equitably by mankind.



GM
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 5:51:39 AM EST
So there are still people who think that simply giving folks money will lift them out of poverty. Amazing.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 5:53:55 AM EST

Originally Posted By FLAL1A:
So there are still people who think that simply giving folks money will lift them out of poverty. Amazing.



Yeah, but they are French. Discount their stupidity appropriately.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 5:55:45 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/21/2004 5:56:35 AM EST by michaelj1978]
You want to end world hunger? Sterilize every freakin woman in Africa. Problem solved. I did a paper on this in an ethics class in college. Feeding poor people who are uneducated about reproduction can be compared to feeding a couple of rats that live inside the house. Keep feeding the rats and forward just a couple years and the house is full of rats up to the windows. The food that the US gives all of these people only helps them to stay alive long enough to have more children born in poverty, dependant on handouts and who will most likely reproduce again. Line the women up who are begging for food, and shoot them up with birth control, or promise them free corn and rice for life if they agree to get permanently sterilized.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 5:58:56 AM EST
This coming from the same people that took advantage of the oil for food program

Asshole won't get jack from me. I already send money to support starving kids in 3rd world countries as well as to missionaries that give medical aid and food to the poor around the world. I trust them a LOT more than a trust some government beaurocrats to help anyone.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 6:00:55 AM EST
Hey Chirac...why don't you use some of the $$$ you made from illegal arms sales to Saddam???
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 6:05:37 AM EST
A global tax? So what else is new? U.S. foreign aid is already the functional equivalent.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 6:28:34 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 6:37:22 AM EST
Chirac has balls, I will give him that.

But it is high time we kicked him in said balls.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 6:39:15 AM EST
Phuque You, Jacque.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 6:39:27 AM EST

French President Jacques Chirac is the latest leader to call for the imposition of an international tax to help fight poverty.

Speaking at the United Nations in New York, Chirac praised a report prepared by a French working group that proposed a global tax be levied on arms sales and some financial transactions.




WTF? I call bullshit! The french dont work!
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 6:48:14 AM EST
So we should apply the failed socialist policies of france to the whole world? What a rocket scientist Chirac is!
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 6:50:23 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/21/2004 6:58:45 AM EST by Winston_Wolf]

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman said, "global taxes are inherently undemocratic. Implementation is impossible."



... you go girl


Link Posted: 9/21/2004 6:54:28 AM EST
Dear Mr. Chirac.

EARN YOUR OWN FRIKKEN MONEY YOU PATHETIC LEECH, FROM A REAL JOB, THEN LEAD BY EXAMPLE, YOU SNIVELLING ASSHAT.

gawd how I loathe the French.

Link Posted: 9/21/2004 6:57:18 AM EST
Chirac can send the French Army to come and collect it from me.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 7:23:04 AM EST
and you know, of the "big 8", the united states will end up paying the brunt of the taxes...

as if we dont already provide enough freakin aid to the deadbeats of the world...

in 2003, we doled out almost $8 billion in foreign aid...

that kind of money could go a long way towards improving things here at home...
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 7:23:27 AM EST
Fuck him.
Fuck the French.
Fuck the UN.
Fuck them all.

jebus, who buys this shit?
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 7:28:59 AM EST
A tax on gun sales to individuals? I'm up for it. As long as they are willing to accept very recently used ammo in leu of cash!

Hot and empty boys!

Link Posted: 9/21/2004 7:35:00 AM EST
Just imagine what Kerry would let the U.N. do.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 8:32:25 AM EST
He can kiss the fatest part of my ass
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 8:51:08 AM EST

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
French President Jacques Chirac is the latest leader to call for the imposition of an international tax to help fight poverty.

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No. Nyet. Non.Hmmmm.how many ways are there to say "no"?
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