New CF&P Libertas Paper Outlines OECD Use of American Taxpayer Dollars for Big Gov’t, Class-Warfare Agenda

Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
202-285-0244

www.freedomandprosperity.org

New CF&P Libertas Paper Outlines OECD Use of
American Taxpayer Dollars for Big Gov’t, Class-Warfare Agenda

(Washington, D.C., Tuesday, February 7, 2012) The Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation released today a policy brief highlighting the statist agenda of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and how the organization works against the interests of U.S. taxpayers. Entitled, “OECD Subsidies Are Against U.S. Interests,” the paper is the first in CF&P’s new Libertas series, short policy briefs on key issues relating to international tax competition, financial privacy, fiscal sovereignty, economic growth, free markets, and limited government.

Andrew Quinlan, President of the Center for Freedom & Prosperity, noted, “The OECD has been pushing a destructive class-warfare agenda.” He concluded, “It is simply inexcusable for U.S. taxpayers to be forced to subsidize OECD bureaucrats so they can push a partisan, big-government agenda.”

“The OECD is advocating policies that would erode American competitiveness, undermine free markets, and expand the burden of government,” added Dan Mitchell, a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute and Chairman of CF&P’s Board. “Even worse, they are doing it with money from American taxpayers.”

The Libertas paper cites the Paris-based bureaucracy’s support for a value-added tax, Obamacare style healthcare, carbon taxes, and Keynesian stimulus spending as examples where U.S. tax dollars are being spent to lobby for statist policy. Worst of all is the organization’s ongoing efforts to undermine tax competition by pressuring low-tax jurisdictions into adopting uncompetitive fiscal policy.

Link to the Libertas paper:
http://freedomandprosperity.org/2012/publications/oecd-subsidies-are-against-u-s-interests/

CF&P has also previously released a video highlighting the OECD’s work pushing a big-government agenda.


Video Link: http://youtu.be/oVr8R41nZJU

Last year, CF&P made a push to draw attention to the US taxpayer subsidy of the OECD. While the unusual nature of the budget and appropriations processes shielded the organization from the scrutiny it deserves, CF&P is again educating members of Congress on the reasons the OECD is detrimental to US interests and economic growth.

CF&P’s Past OECD Prosperitas: “Monitoring the OECD’s Campaign Against Tax Competition, Fiscal Sovereignty, and Financial Privacy: Strategies for Low-Tax Jurisdictions,” May 2011.
http://freedomandprosperity.org/2011/publications/strategies-for-low-tax-jurisdictions/

 

For additional comments:
Andrew Quinlan can be reached at 202-285-0244, andy@freedomandprosperity.org
Dan Mitchell can be reached at 202-218-4615, dmitchell@cato.org

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