"It is unfortunate that American taxpayers are financing an international bureaucracy that wants more statism, and it is outrageous that the OECD is specifically urging a bigger burden of government in the
United States," said CF&P Foundation President Andrew Quinlan. "We need to withdraw support from the OECD," he concluded.
"With Europe's welfare states on the brink of collapse, it is especially foolish for American taxpayers to subsidize an international bureaucracy that wants to make America more like Greece," said the
video's narrator, Dan Mitchell of the Cato Institute, "And it is hypocritical for OECD bureaucrats to push for higher taxes in America when they receive tax-free
salaries that are partly financed by over-taxed Americans."
American taxpayers finance nearly one-fourth of the budget for the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, an international bureaucracy that routinely advocates for more
government - including more taxes and spending in the United States. In just the past couple of years, the OECD has used American tax dollars to advocate Obamacare-type health policies, push for failed Keynesian
stimulus spending, promote Al Gore-style carbon taxes, and urge the enactment a value-added tax. To reduce wasteful spending and protect America's free market system, American subsidies for this Paris-based
bureaucracy should be eliminated.