- James Turner
- Lompoc, CA
- United States
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Would a world tax to help poor countries help them develop or would it turn them into dependent welfare recipients? Are people willing?
Bill Gates and Barack Obama have been at the summit and Gates has told the news media that he supports a world tax on all "rich" nations to help the developing nations. My thoughts are that countries have been pouring money into these developing nations for decades and all seem to have gotten so far is demogog dictators, homes for terrorists, and rising discontent among the people who feel that bigger nations are trying to control them. Maybe it is time for all rich nations to stop trying to help with money and freebies and give the developing nations a hand with micro economic training etc. These seem to be the ones that have the street level impact. What do you in the international community think? Are you willing to pay more for things you need so countries can send the money over seas with no hope or guarantee of change from what we have gotten in the past? Are you for a world tax? Is it even enforceable?