NationStates Jolt Archive

Repeal UN Resolution #4

Rabid Pixies
28-09-2007, 21:35
Description: UN Resolution #4: UN taxation ban (Category: Social Justice; Strength: Significant) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

Argument: The UN Should be allowed to collect taxes directly from the citizens of any member state for the purpose of sending disaster aid to both member and non-member states

Approvals: 0

Status: Lacking Support (requires 116 more approvals)

Voting Ends: Mon Oct 1 2007
28-09-2007, 22:05
Firmly against. Couldn't the UN tax it's member's governments or better yet ask for donations from it's members rather than tax their citizens directly?

Richard York
UN Ambassador
28-09-2007, 22:07
OK, why is directly taxing citizens preferred over dues paid out by national governments?
28-09-2007, 22:09
The logistics of having the UN collect taxes from the individual citizens of member states rather than from the member states themselves are terrifyingly complicated and intrusive, not to mention inefficient, especially during times of disaster. Twafflonia will never support the United Nations dictating or directly adjusting the amount of taxes to be imposed on the Twafflonian citizenry. I advise you to rethink any such repeal.

Mirah Leinenkugel
Asistant Ambassador to the United Nations
[NS]The Wolf Guardians
28-09-2007, 23:26
Didn't we just do this?
29-09-2007, 01:19
The Wolf Guardians;13090267']Didn't we just do this?

Nope. The last go-around was a draft by someone who misunderstood the resolution. The representative of Rabid Pixies obviously understands it but disagrees with it.

We couldn't support the repeal. We'd be all for a system of the UN collecting revenues from nations. But, as the representative of Twafflonia pointed out, the bureaucratic mushrooming required by direct UN taxation of individuals is mind-numbing to consider.

Travilia E. Thwerdock
Ambassador to the United Nations
29-09-2007, 03:42
Leetha facetiously ponders whether the UN couldn't issue branded revolving credit cards at 21% interest and live high on the hog henceforth.

Any attempt to directly tax Rubinan nationals would be met with great laughter and scoffing. Having hit 100% tax rate quite some time ago, there's literally no room in the pockets of our people for yet another hand.

Leetha Talone
UN Ambassador
[NS]The Wolf Guardians
29-09-2007, 05:19
OOC: Oh. That'll teach me to assume. Unusual to have someone who opposes it who actually gets it, it seems. Anywho:

IC: Wolfgang cleared his throat. "The Commonwealth opposes. Everybody lives happily ever after. The end."