" SOCIALISTS OF ALL PARTIES " THE EU ATTEMPTS TO TAX AMERICANS
From the Washington Post:
If the EU is successful in requiring VAT collection by American firms, observers say it could set an important precedent for taxing Internet commerce in the United States.
"Governments from South America to China are looking to Europe as the source of the latest in regulatory innovations," said Gary Litman, vice president for Europe and Eurasia at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. "I can see a lot of countries looking abroad and saying, 'If Brussels can regulate this, why can't we?'"
Jonathan Todd, a spokesman for the European Commission, agreed. "Some of the opposition to this measure appears to be driven by the fear that it could serve as a precedent for taxing e-commerce within the U.S.," he said. "
Exactly. The EU has been transmogrified by European socialists from a classical liberal dream of freedom to a relentlessly mestastisizing engine for injecting statism into international law. One of the long term objectives, manifested in the Kyoto Treaty
for example, is to put international controls and constraints upon the American economy so that key decisions affecting the future of Americans and their well-being become progressively more transnational in nature, where American presidents, treasury secretaries and Fed chairmen would need European support to enact basic changes in policy. This of course suits NGO activists on the Left side of the Democratic party who relish an extraconstitutional check on such things as immigration, tax, welfare or labor reform that runs counter to their big government agenda.