The income tax does not help the poor much.
So it does help them, then.
It takes away from their paycheck. I would be more in favor of a national sales tax which taxes people only on how much they consume.
And then people stop consuming as much, especially in the US, and the economy blows up.
Meh to me I never liked being a part of the UN anyway. Why should we be obligated to solve the world's problems?
How is the majority of the countries in the world coming together "to facilitate cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress and human rights issues" turned into the US being forced to solve everybody else's problems in your mind? We are a major player in the UN, yes, and we look out chiefly for our own interests there. If we weren't in it we wouldn't be represented and things would just be worse for us.