OECD Spends U.S. Funds Promoting Obama Agenda

March 15, 2012 06:03

The U.S. funds the statist agenda of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) which works against the interests of U.S. taxpayers by promoting a value-added tax, Obamacare style healthcare, carbon taxes, and Keynesian stimulus spending.


The Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation released 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 OECD is also heavily influenced by unions through its Trade Union (TUAC) Advisory Committees which include socialist influences such as America’s own AFL-CIO. Currently the President of TUAC is Richard Trumka, the radically socialist President of the AFL-CIO and avid Obama supporter. Trumka has bragged that he talks with the Obama White House daily. Trumka has a lengthy track record of aggression and corruption.

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.

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:

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


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.

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