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Published: Friday, Feb. 3 2012 1:00 p.m. MST

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Durham, NC

"The money to fund these services may come from a new world tax."

Does anyone really believe for one second that something like this would ever pass - that the US, China or Russia would authorized a group from small nations to tap into the wealth of their nations. It might be all idealistic and all that, but it has ZERO chance of being approved.

The goal here is worthy, but there will never be a world tax...... never.

Kaysville, UT

Look at how the European nations joined and now are bailing out the weak ones? The United States of America was established with a Constitution and Bill of Rights that has blessed us even with the worst of years, we are blessed for hundreds of years. It requires open and frank discussion and thanks to our contributors, even though we don't always agree on everything. Even the ones we love the most don't agree with us all the time. It takes a lot of work and caring to fix things after we have jumped into the action. Work means money to live on and to help others through volunteering, service and even pay taxes through a representative government that we participate in. Thanks again, commentors.

Captain Green
Heber City, UT

The UN has no way of enforcing the collection of a tax without some form of police agency. So that would come along with any new global tax imposed, which would also require funding.

And so it would grow and expand exponentially as would the clout and power of the UN until we had a full-scaled "world government." No thanks!

And the goal of providing basic needs to every man, woman, and child on the earth (which by the way are NOT rights) is completely unattainable! It's crazy talk.

Susan Roylance, who I know personally, is reporting on this. I certainly hope she doesn't agree with a word of it.

Captain Jim Green

Red Smith
American Fork, UT

We need a world wide minimum wage to stop the exploitation
of the under privileged and poor.

With a world wide minimum wage, we would no longer need foreign

Salt Lake City, UT

The problem is not the "money" or resource availability, the main obstacle to this ideal and worthwhile goal is POLITICAL MISMANAGEMENT by government entities. When governments of different countries around the world mismanage the "money" made accessible to them. We would be dumping money down the toilet without the political accountability required to raise the level of health, education, and other opportunities for our fellow human beings from around the world. United Nation, try tackling the accountability problem and fair distribution of wealth, ONLY THEN can our effort be not in vain.

Logan, UT

I think the idea of a "NEW WORLD ORDE..ER TAX" is a great. In the earths 6000ish years of recorded history we have never had a world Government how can we all live in peace if we are divided as nations.

This could be the first step towards a Utopia. Imagine there's no Heaven, no religion to.... I hope someday you'll join us and the world can live as one.

Anti Bush-Obama
Washington, DC

The UN is evil and they have been using our military to overthrow governments. Lets elect people who will get us out of this globalist cartel. George Washington warned the nation of alliances like this. He said they are no good and we should never start offensive wars or aid any country who attacks another offensiveley.

Mamma C

The United Nations is a terrible organization. Who here has read the United Nations' Agenda 21? Read it. It's not short, but it's pushing, blatantly, world communism --under the banner of "taking care of the earth." The United Nations is also very openly anti-individual rights, anti-U.S. Constitution, anti-traditional family, anti-gun rights, anti-sovereignty. All under the banner of Sustainability. Just say no. Get us out of the U.N.

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