Originally Posted by NatCh
An excellent point, Steve, but the cost bloat still worries me.
My thought was, if the Federal government was only setting aside a dividend of the (slightly increased) national tax, to pass on to a separate, non-profit, multi-national organization as a lump sum, there should be very little "bloat" involved. (I would say "none," but we are talking about the US government...)
Keeping track of the payments of less than 100 countries should also be a lot more efficient than keeping track of almost 7 billion individual accounts and payments, thereby decreasing the organization's bloat.