Skip to comments.U.S. Deadbeats?
Posted on 03/12/2009 5:07:36 PM PDT by Kaslin
United Nations: It takes some gall to grumble about getting billions in U.S. taxpayer handouts. Does U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expect spend-happy Uncle Sam to give the corrupt U.N. its own stimulus?
In a private meeting with members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the secretary-general called America a "deadbeat" nation because U.S. taxpayers have been slow in chucking out another billion dollars in dues.
The U.S. ponies up some 22% of the nearly $5 billion U.N. budget. We also host that body's gaggle of diplomats in the cosmopolitan capital of the world, New York City, where they can dine, philander and double-park (via VIP license plates) in high style.
Yet after giving them all that, and after hearing their never-ending attacks against the U.S., our economic freedoms and our near-unilateral military efforts to fight terrorism in the world, we also get subjected to insults and name-calling for being late with the money.
As described by the Associated Press, when Ban was asked if he had actually used the word "deadbeat," the U.N. chief answered, " 'Yes, I did I did,' then laughed mischievously."
With liberal Democrats in power in both the White House and Congress, Ban can afford to laugh; he and the U.N.'s Third World majority are confident that in the coming years no John Bolton or Jeane Kirkpatrick will be holding them to much account.
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Cut them off.
Move the “UN” to another country....Say Iran or North Korea.
I have thought for some time that America should take a one year sabbatical from ALL foreign relief and aid. Perhaps after 12 months, the world and especially the UN bureaucrats would have some appreciation for what we really do on this planet.
Does anybody else wonder why we still support the UN?
It tries to undermine the Constitution of the USA and
would love to cripple our Constitutional Republic.
In over 60 years the only major politicians who tried
to get the USA out of the UN were Goldwater and President
Ronald Reagan who did kick UNESCO out.
16 out of 17 of the AMERICANS that were involved
in creating the UN were later identified, in sworn
testimony, as secret communist agents.
The first Secretary General was the AMERICAN Alger Hiss.
Alger Hiss served time in prison pursuant to his
involvement in a Communist spy ring.
Many of the other AMERICANS that were involved in
creating the UN fled the country, to avoid prosecution.
The ONE AMERICAN, that was involved in creating the UN
and was NOT later identified, in sworn testimony, as a
secret communist agent, was Dean Acheson.
Dean Achesons law firm was the legal representative of
the Soviet Union, in US courts.
If the AMERICANS that were involved in creating the UN
were Communists, what do you think we got from the rest
of the world?
I was hoping that maybe the liberals will finally wake up and either throw the Useless Nations out or tell them that we are leaving them, but I don’t think there is any chance of it
I heard the U.N. was considering Iraq for their headquarters a few years back; they should speed it up and get over there...
Kick him off my planet.
I don’t know why any US citizen would care about the United Nations.
> I dont know why any US citizen would care about the United Nations.
Because Americans are PAYING this farce of an organization. If it were just the ACLU, and nothing comes out of our pockets, then by all means call us deadbeats.
"From each according to his ability, to each according to his need ..."
"Dagny heard a cold, implacable voice saying somewhere within her. Remember it -- remember it well -- it is not often that one can see pure evil -- look at it -- remember -- and some day you'll find the words to name its essence."
Considering all the American blood that has been spilled because of the UN, we owe the UN nothing, except a forceful invitation to leave the US.
Sorry. My comment was meant to imply that we shouldn’t even be a member of the UN, let alone paying the majority of its bills.
They also use our money to buy hookers and kickbacks from evil regimes.
Screw the UN. There isn’t a more worthless organization on the planet.