Skip to comments.Bush Criticizes U.N. 'Stingy' Comment
Posted on 12/29/2004 10:01:47 AM PST by RockinRight
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However, if it were me, I'd say "OK, you're right. As of now, ALL foreign aid is cut off, you a--holes."
But Bush is classier and more diplomatic than I am.
Gotta love it.
Had it been me, I would have announced the redirecting of U.N. funding fromt he U.S. to aid relief.
CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) _ President Bush said Tuesday the United States, India, Australia and Japan have formed an international coalition to coordinate worldwide relief and reconstruction efforts for the Asian region ravaged by a deadly earthquake and tsunamis. ``We will stand with them as they start to rebuild their communities,'' Bush said from his Texas ranch in his first comments on the disaster Sunday that so far has killed more than 67,000.
That would have been TOO BEAUTIFUL!!
I support the President
Bush is gonna love signing the bill into law that expels the UN (Useless Nimrods) from US soil.
Oh man, that would be so sweet.
I would have preferred the President saying,
"Well, the person who made that statement was one very misguided and ill-informed son of a bitch."
Hehe...I'd love that.
That's because those countries ONLY want to count TAX DOLLARS wrung from the people; it makes THEM look better because they are socilaist country who control their GDP.
I will post a great post from this morning:
The money the government of the U.S. sends for disasters like this is merely a portion of what U.S. citizens contribute. What the U.N., and it's supporters, forgets is that the U.S. is the most generous, prosperous, and economically stable Nation on earth for the precise reason that we don't tax our people as drastically as the rest of the world does.
For example, the GDP of the United States in 2004 is estimated to be at $10.99 Trillion. The Budget of the United States government is $2.156 Trillion (2004 est.). This means the government controls 19.6% of the GDP.
The GDP of Norway is $171.7 billion (2004 est.). The budget for the Norwiegen government is $105.5 billion. The Norwiegen government controls 61.4% of the GDP.
Is it any wonder that a government that controls 61% of a nations GDP can give 0.92% of that nations GDP to foreign aid? After all, that is only 1.49% of their governments budget. If the United States spent the "recommended" 0.7%, it would be 3.5% of the governments budget.
The U.S. is only stingy in the eyes of those who would have money that wasn't theirs. In other words, the thieves are pissed that we won't unlock the safe for them.
Every dollar and every life we spend fighting terrorists should be counted, if people must keep count. They end up being another kind of natural disaster.
And as for percentage of GDP or total amount being the yardstick (in disaster relief), I think the fact that we gave 40% of all aid speaks volumes. Some people (socialists) are never satisfied.
When I see stats like that, it reminds me that while we do have too large of a government, there's still hope for us, unlike most of socialist Europe.
I would have put in a dig contrasting US aid with UN-run humanitarian efforts, like "Oil-for-Food," something along the lines of, "Unlike certain recent international relief programs, we in the US make sure that our money actually gets to those in need, rather than line the pockets of corrupt international officials.
Diplomat I'm not...I'd just tell them to shove it up their ^%#
I think you're right; Yawn Egghead is upset because Bush called the heads of those countries DIRECTLY, i.e., not ooing through HIM and his little kingdom.
And we'll give the money directly to the countries, not to the UN bank account where it may disapear.
I wish Dubya actually WAS "stingy' with our tax dollars.
Instead, the little weasel has been on a spending spree like a drunken sailor, plunging us over $1.5 TRILLION deeper in debt.
He borrows money just to give it away, debt that our posterity doesn't have a prayer of ever repaying.
Ha!!! That'd be funny if it weren't so pathetic.
You have a point.
That would be a John Hancock for the ages.