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November 11, 2010

Stop Funding United Nations Now

Posted by Dave Blount at November 11, 2010 1:43 PM

Surprisingly, Comrade Obama's debt reduction dog and pony show is actually floating a good idea:

Cutting "voluntary" funding from the United Nations would trim $300 million off the federal deficit by 2015, according to a draft report from the president's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.
"According to the Office of Management and Budget, the United States provided over $6.3 billion in taxpayer funds to the United Nations in FY2009. Less than half ($2.7 billion) of that total went to 'assessed' dues — payments that the United States is charged for being a member and for its share of peacekeeping operations around the world," the draft report says.
"The United States is by far the largest donor to the United Nations in terms of assessed dues," the draft continued. "However, the United States gives the United Nations more than $3.5 billion in 'voluntary' funds each year. This option allows the United States to remain a member in good standing of the United Nations by contributing the full dues that will be assessed, but reduces voluntary payments by 10 percent, which will save $300 million per year."

Here's a better idea: cut all funds to this corrupt and hostile institution, and save us the full $6.3 billion. That Americans are forced by their own government to give money to their enemies even as debt steadily crushes the economy is intolerable.

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On a tip from G. Fox.