The AP takes us via the magic of writing to the G8 summit in Ireland.
G-8 leaders announced new goals to combat tax avoidance by multinational companies. In a joint statement they said tax authorities should share information "to fight the scourge of tax evasion" and make it harder for companies to "shift their profits across borders to avoid taxes."
Yes you read that right. You weren't thrown off by the Irish accent. The leaders of Japan, Russia, Canada, Germany, The UK, France, Italy and the U.S. want to share tax info with each other. Actually it's bigger than that. The agreed aspirations will be developed at this year's G-20 summit in September. That's right we'll have 12 more countries all swapping tax info including CHINA!
If you thought the IRS was adding jobs with Obamacare wait till we make it large enough to oversee the world's taxes. Of course the world will be in on that overseeing of us too. It's not like Saudi Arabia is going to say "go ahead and look at our books, but we trust your people."
I guess American's should prepare to move from fearing the power of the IRS to be used against them to fearing the powers of Russia, China, Saudi Arabia and 17 other countries as well who would then be able to use their tax enforcement agencies against us.
As I see it, this is to be expected. It's inevitable. I say that because I believe the Bible and my understanding of Revelation (yes I may have got this part wrong) is that there will be one world government. That government will have some sort of "mark" that will be required to do business anywhere in the world. I'm guessing along the lines of a tax id # or a uniform bank. Whatever it is you will not be able to sell or buy anything including food. All of this will be done under the guise of helping.
The G8 leaders want to share tax info under the guise of helping to prevent tax cheats. At some point they'll want us all to be one country in order to end wars. And then we can take the money spent on wars and end poverty. And in order to end the sale of drugs we'll no longer accept cash. All transactions must be confirmed through our electronic transfers. And the citizens of the world will rejoice as the world becomes unite and poverty and drugs are no more. And at the same time they will be blind to the fact that this is the prophecy of scripture that marks the end of days and the anti Christ.
And what if my understanding of Revelation is wrong? I will look like a crazy homeless dude living in a cave for no reason. But God will know I'm trying to be faithful :)