Voting on NS Ends: Tue May 31 2005
Voting here ends Monday May 30 *
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National Systems of Tax
A resolution to reduce income inequality and increase basic welfare.
Category: Social Justice
Proposed by: Powerhungry Chipmunks
Description: The United Nations,
RECOGNIZING unbalances in monetary wealth between different citizens as unavoidable in most, if not all, member nations,
DETERMINING the interpretation of this unbalance, whether as an incentive for achievement or as the bane of the poor, differs among member nations,
RESIGNED to the fact that member nations will likely never agree, with any convincing degree of consensus, on specific theories regarding taxation or agree on the quality of various economic models,
DISGUSTED that there might be some member nations which attempt to pass legislation as a cudgel to force those of dissenting economic and moral opinions on taxation into their collective, arbitrary molds of rightness and wrongness in taxation systems,
VALUING member nations’ right of self-determination, since they may determine the individual characteristics of their government much more adequately than the UN, which is far removed from the individual nations various situations and unique qualities,
DEEMING, still, it worthwhile to advocate a few basic measures of social justice upon the tax systems of member nations, which are generally agreed upon by all as a middle-ground:
1 ENCOURAGES member nations, and all nations in the world, adopt progressive systems for taxation, which is to say that the tax rate for a citizen increases as a citizen increases in earnings;
2 REQUESTS member nations allow for those who cannot pay their debts to declare bankruptcy: so they may not be pursued by lenders whom they have no means to pay;
3 EXHORTS all nations to investigate, critically, their respective taxation systems, detached from political motivation, to uncover what values of human liberty and social justice their taxation system upholds and in what ways it may fail to address one or the other;
4 DECLARES it the right of the individual member nation, ultimately, to determine its individual system of tax without interference by the United Nations,
That is to say, we RESERVE the right for individual nations to determine who, what, how, and how much to tax–exclusively and independently (including, but not limited to, a nations tax model, tax exemptions, those who are taxed,tax rates, targeted taxation and all other choices regarding a nation’s system of tax), excluding, of course, cases in which the United Nations has already resolved upon international standards for certain aspects of a member nation’s system of taxation at the time of the passing of this resolution.
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Messes with my rights to tax the living crap out of my citizens. I dun like it.
Busy taxing everyone to the fullest extent of the law!
*addede by loop (we need to have the vote dates on the polls)