Wednesday, June 08, 2005

About Time

House panel votes to cut U.S. dues to U.N.

WASHINGTON - Ignoring the Bush administration’s pleas, a GOP-controlled House committee approved a bill Wednesday that would withhold one-half of U.S. dues to the United Nations unless it made specific changes.

Rep. William Delahunt, D-Mass., said a United Nations bereft of funds would be incapable of preserving peace, leaving the U.S. “to pick up the slack and the tab” by itself.

Hello? Isn't that the UN money stealing ... I mean saving method already?

Rep. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., said the Hyde bill was tantamount to a doctor “providing medicines that could kill the patient.”

One can always trust the (D)umbassrats to support thieves.

U.S. pays largest share

The U.S. is the biggest financial contributor to the United Nations, paying about 22 percent of the annual $2 billion general budget. That does not include money for peacekeeping, most international tribunals, or programs like the U.N. Development Program and UNICEF, which are funded separately.

With all the extra stuff the U.S. provides ... we are closer to 50% of the "budget". I use budget loosely regarding the UN.

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