Bilderberg Pushing World Tax
Bilderberg will plot its stealth campaign for a world tax when the international power-mongers conduct their annual secret meeting.
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By James P. Tucker Jr.
High on the Bilderberg agenda this year is the creation of a United Nations “Financial Action Task Force” to promote a global levy.
The international financiers and political leaders will approach the issue stealthily when they meet behind locked and guarded doors at the Westfields luxury hotel in Chantilly, Va. May 30-June 2.
Bilderbergers know that publicly promoting a UN tax on all people on Earth would meet with outrage in the United States and elsewhere.
But the shadowy international cabal is patient; it first proposed a direct world tax years ago and celebrates the fact that it is now in the public dialogue with little public attention or concern.
Bilderberg has presented several options: A 10-cent-per-barrel tax on oil at the well-head, a surcharge on international travel by air and sea and a charge for cross-border financial transactions.
Bilderberg also wants “tax harmonization” so high-tax countries could compete with more tax-friendly nations—including the United States—for foreign investment. They would “harmonize” taxes by forcing the rate in the United States and other countries to rise so that socialist Sweden’s 42-percent level would be “competitive.”
A related part of the Bilderberg agenda calls for “transparency” of bank accounts and credit cards to a UN agency yet to be established. This “transparency” would mean that an international body, at the stroke of a computer key, could examine your bank accounts, credit cards and other financial information. The IRS would have access, too.
This proposal has already come under fire from the Task Force on Information Exchange and Financial Privacy, a private group headed by former Sen. Mack Mattingly (R-Ga.). Edwin Meese, attorney general under former President Ronald Reagan and former congressman and vice presidential candidate Jack Kemp are advisers.
The Task Force recognized the most important principle at issue: National sovereignty. No international body or group of nations have the right to tell other sovereign countries what their financial confidentiality policies and tax rates should be, the report said.
If financial privacy were eliminated, the Task Force warned, law-abiding citizens and businesses in any country would be in danger of having their financial information shared with corrupt and even terrorist regimes, subjecting them to extortion, blackmail, kidnapping and more. Information-sharing would drive needed foreign capital out of the United States and result in sensitive business and financial information being shared with governments and parties hostile to this country, the Task Force warned.
Bilderberg will use its immense influence to force the U.S. media to reject this report and is confident that its goal will succeed in the fullness of time. In the years ahead, Bilderberg will dictate stories to the U.S. media about how “a fraction of a penny” paid at the gas pump will feed the starving Third-World like Christ’s magical “loaves and fishes” fed the multitude 2,000 years ago.
The Council on Foreign Relations is Bilderberg’s propaganda ministry and has its own code of secrecy. The CFR publishes an annual report containing a financial statement and membership roster, but conducts its important business secretly. Most Bilderberg and Trilateral boys also belong to the CFR.
Treasury Secretary Paul H. O’Neill recently became embroiled in controversy after a CFR member violated the confidentiality policy. The March 15 New York Times reported that O’Neill criticized President Bush’s decision to impose tariffs on imported steel in “off-the-record comments after a dinner speech at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York . . . .”
Among the more than 200 people attending were “members of the staff of The New York Times who are also members of the Council on Foreign Relations,” noted the report, hastening to add: “But this article is based on information obtained independently.”
O’Neill’s speech was broadcast on the members-only page of the CFR’s web site, but neither the Treasury Department “nor the spokeswoman for the Council on Foreign Relations would provide a transcript of Mr. O’Neill’s remarks or permit a viewing of the webcast of his appearance.”
Lisa Shields, the CFR’s communications director, told The Washington Post that the Council “would not make a transcript available even if O’Neill asked them to.”
Critics of the internationalist group were quick to ask the poignant question missed by Establishment-owned media outlets, namely, what other critical issues affecting Americans are our elected and appointed leaders—undoubtedly traveling on the taxpayers’ dime—discussing confidentially in private globalist forums such as the Council on Foreign Relations? After all, the CFR says it promotes “democracy.”