The world’s free ride on the backs of the American taxpayers may be slowly coming to an end. The Trump administration is seeking significant cuts in spending in areas of waste, where the spending is excessive, minimally effective or of no benefit to the American people.
Some might say that is a definition of the UN itself, that there’s no bigger waste of our money on the planet and that all we get in return is hatred, derisive accusations and most importantly, an effort to take over our nation and subjugate us to their international government.
President Trump understands it’s a bad deal for America and he’ taking corrective action. He’s started by instructing the State Department to seek funding cuts in excess of 50% for UN programs. The White House is scheduled to release its 2018 budget proposal on Thursday, which is expected to include cuts of up to 37 percent the State Department, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and other foreign giveaways. The money saved is expected to be redirected to the reconstruction of America’s military.
Funding of the UN itself may also be included in the spending cuts. If they’re going to call us names they might as well do it without our money, which currently totals $10 billion annually. Secretary of State Tillerson will have discretion as to how the spending cuts are distributed.
The cuts would primarily be to UN peacekeeping, UNICEF and the UN Development Programme, meaning that despots are going to have to find other ways to pay for their lavish lifestyles. Additionally, other accounts fund the World Food Programme and UN operations may also be seeing cuts of an estimated 36%.
UN Ambassador Nikki Haley has already begun a review of the UN’s 16 peacekeeping missions to see where there is fat that can be trimmed and what can be eliminated. UN diplomats have already acknowledged that they expect the US to cut funding for the UN Population Fund and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. The alarmists peddling the fake science-fed scare may have a difficult time finding another nation willing to fund their lies and vicious unsubstantiated attacks.
If the US doesn’t honor funding commitments for the organization’s regular budget we could be stripped of our voting rights in the General Assembly. At that point there would be little reason to continue with the charade of membership.
The withholding of funds is a serious threat to the pompous bureaucrats who have considered themselves to be so vital to the continued existence of the world. They may get to see just how unimportant they really are. It would be a wise idea for them to start learning how to show a little gratitude and how to shut their lying, accusatory mouths.
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