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Global governance

What is Global Governance?

Easy, it’s global government, but the words are slimed with weasel in an attempt to make them more palatable.

When it comes to rich global elites, she would know:

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative Monday “One of the issues I have been preaching about around the world is collecting taxes in an equitable manner, especially from the elites in every country,” Clinton said. “It is a fact that around the world the elites of every country are making money. There are rich people everywhere, and yet they do not contribute to the growth of their own countries.”

Problem with global governance, where do you go if you don’t like government policies?

When it is an international treaty, how do you change the law?

5 Comments

  1. John Galt says:

    Politicians often bleat about the concept of the Social Contract (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_contract) as put forward by Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau et al. I personally think it is total bullshit to justify state theft, but even on there left-wing terms the Social Contract was limited by government and therefore by state.

    If you didn’t like the terms of your states Social Contract, you are free to leave and go to a state that was more to your liking, if they would have you.

    What Hilary is talking about is ensuring that international agreements are in place to make sure that whatever you do and wherever you go, you get the same deal, stay here and get robbed or go elsewhere and get robbed.

    US politicians have fought long and hard to ensure that the wealthy have no choice but to put up with whatever idiotic nonsense the IRS can come up with (global taxation based upon citizenship, mandatory reporting of foreign bank accounts, FBAR, etc). Yet even with all of the restrictions and bureaucracy in place, the wealthy like Eduardo Luiz Saverin of Facebook fame are leaving for more hospitable environments where they are not hounded by agents of the IRS.

    Remember the debts of the US are backed up by all the capital, both public and private within the United States. How can the elite cover the US debt if they are allowed to up sticks and leave (even if this does require dumping their US citizenship and getting a new one from somewhere else).

    As long as there exist countries where income / capital gains / wealth / inheritance taxes are non-existant or at least pretty low the movement out of high-tax, big state jurisdictions will continue.

    The move towards taxation of the ‘international elite’ is just a first step. Remember when all new income taxes were introduced they are targetted at the “Rich”, otherwise they wouldn’t get past electorates, but after enough time has passed the thresholds drop and the rates rise until they are paid by the vast majority.

    This move by Clinton and her theiving political cronies is about ensuring that money keeps flowing into government coffers, even if there is a catostrophic collapse of the US domestic economy.

    When they have sealed all the exits, then you can be certain that rates will skyrocket.

  2. Single Acts of Tyranny says:

    “It is a fact that around the world the elites of every country are making money. There are rich people everywhere, and yet they do not contribute to the growth of their own countries”

    Where does Mrs Clinton imagine growth comes from ?

  3. jameshigham says:

    This has been pushed for so long and the reaction of people has ranged over that time to pundits who’ve written of it has ranged from “loony” long ago to “maybe” today.

  4. Lynne says:

    What is global governance? Something which we have to fight tooth and claw to resist.

  5. Paul Marks says:

    “World Government” – you are paranoid.

    We nice (witty, gentle….) establishment elite types are just trying to establish some international cooperation, some global goverance…..

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