Skip to comments.In Congress, UN chief calls US 'deadbeat' donor
Posted on 03/11/2009 10:21:46 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON A day after his White House meeting with President Barack Obama, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called the United States a "deadbeat" donor to the world body while making the made the rounds on Capitol Hill.
Ban's criticism Wednesday of the U.N.'s single biggest backer irked some members of the House Foreign Relations Committee. They were generally supportive of his leadership but voiced concern about U.N. efforts in areas from Sudan to Somalia.
"He used the word 'deadbeat' when it came to characterizing the United States. I take great umbrage (over) that," Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the panel's senior Republican, said after an hour-long, closed-door meeting. "We certainly contribute a whole lot of U.S. taxpayer dollars to that organization. We do not deserve such a phrase.
Interviewed after the session, Ban said he had wanted to draw attention to the fact that the U.S. agrees to pay 22 percent of the U.N.'s $4.86 billion operating budget, but is perennially late with its dues and now is about $1 billion behind on its payments.
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Ban Ki-moon had his happiest days as a child shoplifting at the GI’s PX.
Yep, f-em! They love the dollar and only bellyache when they don’t get what they think is their fair share. Too bad Obama will bend over for them.
And the UN is still in New York City why exactly? Why haven’t they been run out of town and the building knocked into the river?
* The UN!
*(Typical democrat underground word)
I suggest we pull out and ask them to go find another country to meet in. I can’t see any benefit to the UN.
Time to drop kick these pukes the hell out of our country. The UN is nothing more than a gang of third world thugs and spies.
Strange times we're in.
More fitting yet: round up the Palestinian street people and turn it over to them. 2 to 1 it wouldn't be standing in a week, anyway.
I say the same thing. Now, if all the “Hosted” nations would pay up on all of their outstanding Motor Vehicle tickets and the other Sundry items that they basically steal from the American Public, then I would have more sympathy. But when you hear some of the stories about these “people” and what they get away with because of “Diplomatic Immunity”, then I say the H-— with them as well. If the US is so bad, then maybe the next time we’re called upon to do someone elses cleanup after a natural disaster or tin hat Dictator with our Armed Forces, we should send them the bill, since it’s supposed to be the UN’s job to help in these crisis. Sheesh!
And all the fawning dems kow-towed, and apologized profusely, promising to provide 50% of the funding (after all the looters at the top of the UN have a certain lifestyle to uphold).
Banki needs big hot cup of STFU. What freakin’ insult to those of us having our earnings confiscated and wasted on BS like the UN. We owe you NOTHING.
They, U.N., basically are against us and all we do . Criticizing us for human rights violations.
Give me a break.
Not a problem.
Withdraw totally from the UN and demand that they leave the building on Manhattan.
In the best of times.
Today Moon gets a hearty 'amen' from the White House.
They should relocate to Mogadishu. By force if necessary.
I’d really rather go to work on the building with wrecking balls. They’ll get the idea.
He should go get it from Kofi and his thieving son....what a jerk!
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