NationStates Jolt Archive

"UN Taxation Ban 2" -- An idea designed to help al

30-11-2003, 10:12
What do people think of this idea, and what would you like to see changed?

UN Taxation Ban 2
A resolution to reduce income inequality and increase basic welfare.

Category: Social Justice Strength: Significant Proposed by: TimDauwalter

Description: On January 13, 2003 the UN passed the UN taxation ban. This ban stated that taxes could not be collected directly from the citizens of any member state for any purpose. It passed overwhelmingly by a vote of 4522 to 719 (over 86% support). While still recognizing the importance of the UN, as well as the importance of the programs they provide we propose that nations who have the ability and desire fund UN proposals do just that (for example, mandating an increase in taxes to pay for more world wide military spending). The UN is already prepared for cases of national and regional disasters because of the recently passed IRCO resolution that called for nations to donate money to the International Red Cross Organization. UN nations responded with overwhelming support, as would be the case with any worthwhile UN proposal. Resolutions that ask for stricter standards on individual countries need not be enforced if that nation already has a equal or better system in place. The reason for this is that countries only have limited resources and if they are being forced to change a system that is working well that limits their ability to provide other vital services to their country. Even worse these nations can be forced to change their system to one less beneficial to the one they already have.