W.H.O. Eyeing Global Tax on Banking & Internet ActivitySubmitted by Fed-up_with the Fed on Sat, 01/16/2010 - 06:58
Yep - taxing the Internet.
What else from the folks who brought you the SARS scare, the bird flu scare, and much hyped H1N1 scare. Apparently their H1N1 scam didn't net the proceeds they expected, so it seems the WHO needs more $$ to come up with more falsified research and man-made viruses in order to terrorize us into giving them our hard-earned cash.
U.N.'s World Health Organization Eyeing[sic} Global Tax on Banking, Internet Activity
The World Health Organization (WHO) is considering a plan to ask governments to impose a global consumer tax on such things as Internet activity or everyday financial transactions like paying bills online.
Such a scheme could raise "tens of billions of dollars" on behalf of the United Nations' public health arm from a broad base of consumers, which would then be used to transfer drug-making research, development and manufacturing capabilities, among other things, to the developing world.
The multibillion-dollar "indirect consumer tax" is only one of a "suite of proposals" for financing the rapid transformation of the global medical industry that will go before WHO's 34-member supervisory Executive Board at its biannual meeting in Geneva.
The idea is the most lucrative — and probably the most controversial — of a number of schemes proposed by a 25-member panel of medical experts, academics and health care bureaucrats who have been working for the past 14 months at WHO's behest on "new and innovative sources of funding" to accomplish major shifts in the production of medical R&D.
—a 10 per cent tax on the international arms trade, "which might net about $5 billion per annum";
—a "digital tax or 'hit' tax." The report says the levy "could yield tens of billions of U.S. dollars from a broad base of users";
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