Friday, March 17, 2017

No More Gravy Train for the United Nations: Trump administration contemplates 50% reduction in U.S. funding.

Via Billy


Bureaucrats and diplomats at the United Nations are scrambling to adjust to the new Trump administration. One thing seems certain. The Obama days of wine and roses for the UN are over. The Trump administration is reportedly laying the groundwork for cuts of at least 50% to U.S. funding for United Nations programs. U.S. diplomats warned key UN member states  to “expect a big financial restraint” on American spending at the UN at a meeting earlier this month in New York City, according to sources cited by Foreign Policy.

The United States spent nearly $10 billion in total on the United Nations in 2015 alone, based on available data. This includes U.S. payment of 22 % of the UN’s regular budget and about 28.5% of its peacekeeping budget, which together add up to over $3 billion annually. The U.S. has contributed billions of dollars more in voluntary donations to various UN agencies, programs and flash humanitarian appeals. Based on available 2015 data, cutting just the U.S. voluntary contributions by 40 % would save about $2.7 billion a year.

It has been estimated that the U.S.’s mandatory assessment for funding of the UN’s regular budget is more than that of 176 other UN member states combined.

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10 comments:

  1. We need to save 100% of what we send to the United Nations. It is a cesspool of corruption and filled with thieves. The US needs to leave the UN. Then the UN needs to leave the US. Move the UN Headquarters to one of the countries on the "Human Rights Counsel," say North Korea. A perfect location for the UN.

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    1. North Korea. A perfect location for the UN.

      Really.

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    2. Haiti is much better. The climate is nicer and the food is better. Plus the UN will be closer to the people they claim to serve. And the last time they were in North Korea, it didn't work out so well.

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    3. Thanks and haven't been to Haiti.

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  2. The good part is, if we cut back on ours, it encourages other nations to cut back on theirs too. This could snowball and gut the UN like a bad fish.

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  3. It wasn't so long ago that Hugo Chavez invited the UN to move to his soicialist paradise in Caracas, Venezuela. Too bad they didn't go or they would've been where they belong and with what they deserve with the socialist implosion there. BTW, why is it that no one asks Bernie Sanders and his "useful idiots" to explain the results of that for which they promote for us? --Ron W

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    1. to explain the results of that for which they promote for us?

      They are our superiors so don't need to explain.........

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  4. Tell the representatives to go home, raze the building, burn the nest, push the burning rubble into the East River, plow it under and build a nice park.

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    1. Or a lake like Hitler had in mind for Moscow.

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