Reprinted from www.libertylobby.org, home of The SPOTLIGHT archive
UN Pushing Bilderberg's Tax Plan
The United Nations proposed a global tax on international currency transactions in a Jan. 30 report that reflected a plan presented by the secret Bilderberg group years ago (The SPOTLIGHT, June 24, 1991.
The report was compiled by the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the World Trade Organization, all of which are always represented at secret Bilderberg meetings.
A Global tax has been on the UN agenda since first being urged by Bilderberg nearly a decade ago, but it is the first time the world body was so bold as to go high-profile public with a formal recommendation.
Despite their best efforts and the collaboration of the mainstream media, UN bureaucrats were unable to completely suppress public discourse on a global tax.
Soon after The Spotlight first exposed the scheme, the U.S. ambassador to the UN, Alan Keyes, denounced the proposed tax. He has spoken strongly against the scheme while running in the Republican presidential primaries in 1996 and 2000.
Bilderberg's first plan was a tax on oil at the well head. This would mean that everybody who bought gas or used oil for any reason would be paying a direct tax to the UN. A second proposal ws to tax international travel, with a surcharge on airline tickets and passenger ships. This was quietly suggested by Un secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali.
Last year, a UN report suggested an Internet tax in one sentence and said nothing more following public denunciations. Reaction overshadowed the massive report by the UN Development Program.
A 1 percent tax on $1.5 trillion worth of "speculative' currency transactions may yield $150 billion a year to be used to stabilize volatile markets, the report said.