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Originally posted by badgerprints
Fight it before it's too late.
Originally posted by Rob37n
This is a very bad idea, the EU Commission is unelected, unaccountable, and undemocratic.
Originally posted by 21st century man
But none here can truly be so ignorant (DENY!) to think that the EU common markets of the 70's just happened to evolve into this almost all powerful european nation state? NO, it was by design, and that is the issue.
Oh but I suppose thats democracy in action right?
The European Commission wants EU member states to consider allowing it to levy direct taxes - a move that could ease the burden on national budgets.
The EU's Budget Commissioner, Janusz Lewandowski, said he would present some options next month for direct EU taxes.
Taxes on aviation, financial transactions and CO2 emission permits are all possibilities, he told the daily Financial Times Deutschland.
The 27 EU member states pay a fixed contribution to the EU budget, based on their gross domestic product and a percentage of their sales tax (VAT).
France and Germany are pushing for a financial transaction tax in the EU, but the UK argues that any such tax must apply globally and be co-ordinated by the International Monetary Fund.