Tuesday, June 29, 2010

When to say "We can't afford you"

I look at the United Nations as a 30-year-old druggie living in his mom's basement. Never accomplishing anything, never moving faster than a glacier. An untidy heap of lost ambition and a sad excuse for existence. This adolescent is high on money he doesn't deserve and fed with funds we can no longer afford.
We shovel money into this loser and we get absolutely nothing, not even thanks. In fact, we've been berated for not giving enough!
Its time to throw the bum out.
I could rail all day at the deficiencies, the corruption and the foreign intelligence nested in that building, but the simplest reason to send it packing is a fiscal one.
We just can't afford it.
This from the "Better World Campaign" website "dedicated to a better UN/U.S. relationship":
"Currently, the U.S. is assessed 22% of the UN regular budget and 26% for UN peacekeeping appropriations. Due to Administration and Congressional underfunding of U.S. treaty-obligated payments to the UN, the U.S. now has $1.5 billion in permanent debt to the UN."

Excuse me? We OWE the UN a PERMANENT debt of $1,500,000,000.00??!!
What the Hell does that mean?
It means no matter how much funding the UN receives, these United States will be billed 1.5 billion dollars. Remember, this is only the tip of the iceberg.

Statement by Timothy E. Wirth, President of the United Nations Foundation, regarding 2009 Omnibus Funding for United Nations Peacekeeping:

“After nearly six months of operating on a Continuing Resolution allowing for flat-lined funding to keep government services functioning, I am deeply concerned with the final appropriation of $1.517 billion for United Nations peacekeeping activities. This figure will leave the U.S. a staggering $669 million short in meeting our assessed peacekeeping needs for FY 2009."

Peacekeeping? For our boy living in Mom's basement, that just means another bong hit of funds from our pockets.
No, son. We just can't afford you.
Here's bus fare to the shelter. Good luck.

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