Should or Not Brazil Enter OECD?
By Julio Severo
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) — a 34-member (presently) international economic organization that works to influence world financial operations — openly announced plans to advance the longtime socialist-backed dream of a planetary taxation regime. The plans call for legitimate governments and dictatorships worldwide to share all private financial data on citizens… that, experts say, in conjunction with other related machinations, such as an emerging plan to force businesses to pay equally high corporate taxes in all jurisdictions of the world rather than setting up shop in lower-tax nations, will lay the foundation upon which to build a “World Tax Organization.”
American taxpayers are sending over $100 million per year to a bloated international bureaucracy that has morphed into a “cartel enforcer” for welfare-state politicians seeking to prevent tax competition, according to a new study. Entitled “Cartelizing Taxes: Understanding the OECD’s Campaign Against ‘Harmful Tax Competition,’” the paper examines the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and its increasingly fierce campaign to “cartelize” global taxes. And the picture that emerges is troubling to say the least, according to experts.
So should or not Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro force Brazil to enter OECD? From the conservative standpoint, as shown by Newman, Brazil and the United States should have no part in OECD, which is a socialist and globalist organization.
Yet, Bolsonaro has been pressing so hard for the Brazilian inclusion in OECD that his excitement was interpreted by his supporters as a sign that the Trump administration would be granting support for Brazil to be included in OECD in 2019. When such immediate inclusion did not happen, people interpreted that the Trump administration had revoked its support. But U.S. President Donald Trump himself renewed the support, even though giving no specific date for the inclusion.
Trump said on October 11, 2019:
“The joint statement released with President Bolsonaro in March makes absolutely clear that I support Brazil beginning the process for full OECD membership. The United States stands by that statement and stands by @jairbolsonaro. This article is FAKE NEWS! bloomberg.com/news/articles/…”
However, Trump is giving support for a more immediate inclusion of Argentina, whose economy is in a quagmire. Besides, Argentinian voters are choosing socialism again.
Alex Newman would also like the U.S. to join such conjectural refusal. His view is that the U.S. should leave OECD, which is a socialist and globalist organization. So why would the U.S. government under Trump support the inclusion of Brazil, considering that Bolsonaro has openly condemned socialism?
But not only Trump has helped OECD. When Newman wrote his articles for The New American, former U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama was channeling US$100 million annually from U.S. taxpayers to OECD. Why Trump is doing what Obama would have done is a mystery.
A greater mystery is Bolsonaro’s excitement and efforts to force Brazil to enter OECD. Years ago, Bolsonaro confessed that he evaded all taxes he could. So he hates high taxes as all Brazilian do.
Bolsonaro has much bad experience with high taxes, because he was born in Brazil, which has historically high taxes, and socialism only makes worse what has already been very bad in Brazil for centuries. With such Brazilian experience, it is no wonder that Bolsonaro evaded taxes. But it is a total wonder his current excitement to force Brazil to enter in a socialist organization determined to increase taxes around the world.
Alex Newman said that the main agency to bring a global tax is exactly OECD. He said, “The OECD’s global tax-information regime should do the trick,” adding:
Unsurprisingly, also pushing the schemes has been Socialist International, the premier alliance of socialist and communist political parties around the world. The powerful coalition, which met in South Africa in 2012, again called for global taxes, a planetary currency, and a global tax information-sharing regime in one of its resolutions.
“According to a brief by the OECD, among the data that governments would share with each other as part of the ‘automatic exchange of information’ regime are various categories of income, changes of address, purchase or sale of property, and more. Instead of being secure in one’s house, papers, and effects without a warrant and probable cause, governments and autocrats around the world will be free to rifle” through most sensitive information of citizens around the world at will.
Other quotations from Newman:
The chance for abuse of individuals’ information is 100 percent. Consider that among the early participants in the scheme is the imploding socialist regime ruling Argentina — currently searching frantically for wealth to plunder as the economy it misrules collapses around it. Also on board is the radical South African Communist Party-African National Congress regime, which has been implicated in genocide in South Africa by the world’s leading expert in the field, and which has more poverty today than when power was transferred from the white government to the ANC. Eventually, globalists hope to force every government and dictator on the planet into participating. More than a few brutal autocracies are already lining up to join.
Top OECD leaders also admit that benefiting rulers, not those they rule, is the goal of the machinations. “We are happy to redouble our efforts in this area, working closely with interested countries [governments] and stakeholders to design global solutions to global problems to the benefit of governments and business around the world,” declared OECD boss Ángel Gurría, though it was not clear how having massive compliance costs and mandates foisted on companies would benefit them.
“The OECD began to seek to restrain both member and non-member countries from lowering taxes and to encourage lower tax jurisdictions to raise their rates,” explains the 54-page paper, authored by University of Alabama law and economics scholar Andrew Morriss and economic researcher Lotta Moberg with George Mason University. And the organization has now turned “into a cartel aimed at restricting competition among states.”
Some experts even said the OECD might be among the most destructive programs financed by American taxpayers in relation to the cost. “I’m not a fan of international bureaucracies … But the worse international bureaucracy, at least when measured on a per-dollar-spent basis, has to be the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development,” noted long-time OECD critic Dan Mitchell, a senior fellow at the libertarian Cato Institute. “Can anyone think of a more destructive item in the federal budget, at least when measured on a per-dollar-spent basis? I can’t.”
So if OECD is so detrimental to the sovereignty of nations, including with its ambition to create high global taxes, why doesn’t U.S. President Donald Trump withdraw the U.S. from it? Why has he been encouraging Brazil to enter this socialist and globalist organization?
Newman abundantly recognizes that OECD is a socialist and globalist organization. And he also recognizes that OECD is funded in large part by $100 million annually from U.S. taxpayers.
Notwithstanding their mutual imperfections, instead of letting Trump lead him to force Brazil to enter in a socialist and globalist organization as OECD, Bolsonaro should use his past experience as a tax-hating and tax-evading man to encourage Trump to leave OECD.
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