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U.S. calls for U.N. pay raise to be rescinded
| August 30, 2011
| Patrick Worsnip
Posted on 08/30/2011 7:21:44 AM PDT by george76
The United States called on Monday for the rescinding of a nearly 3 percent cost of living pay raise to almost 5,000 U.N. employees in New York, saying it was inappropriate at a time of global austerity.
In a letter to the independent body that awarded the raise, senior U.S. diplomat Joseph Torsella said Washington "strongly objects" to the measure, which took effect on August 1 and covers around 4,800 U.N. international staff.
The United States pays 22 percent of the U.N. core budget. The Obama administration is accused by some Republicans in Congress of uncritically funding a body they say squanders money and sometimes acts contrary to U.S. interests.
While the administration has rejected calls to have its contributions to the U.N. budget made voluntary instead of compulsory, it is keen to show critics that it will not tolerate wasteful spending by the United Nations.
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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: New York
KEYWORDS: joke; spending; un; unitednations; useless; waste
posted on 08/30/2011 7:21:45 AM PDT
We pay 22% of the UN budget......AND 90% OF ANY MISSIONS.
posted on 08/30/2011 7:26:45 AM PDT
by WOBBLY BOB
(My mind is like a steel trap: rusty and illegal in 37 states.)
come to think of it,
they can lower u.s. congressional and u.s. senate salaries by half.
posted on 08/30/2011 7:27:42 AM PDT
(ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
The title of the article should be:
U.S. calls for U.N. to be rescinded
posted on 08/30/2011 7:44:14 AM PDT
by Leaning Right
(Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
Determine cost of 3% pay raises. Deduct same amount from the 22% we pay these sponges each year as dues.
posted on 08/30/2011 7:52:04 AM PDT
I remember the Sadam Hussein era [1995-2004] "Oil for Food
" that 'traded' Iraqi Oil for food so that the common Iraqi population would not get hurt by the UN Sanctions on the Sadam regime. It was run by the UN and ended up, by all unbiased accounts, of helping the Hussein oligarchy, the UN 'fixers' and French, Russian and Chinese bureaucrats and oil companies like the French Elf. The Cypriot career UN head of the operation destroyed much of the paperwork on the program ahead of a corruption investigation.
What was demonstrated by this single corrupt program is that the UN manages and totally obscures its own books without any outside or unbiased auditor. My personal suggestion is this; if the UN wants ANY further US support, it will be required to open it's accounts to full scrutiny. Upon the sure refusal of this mild suggestion, we terminate our membership and give them the eviction notice posthaste!
posted on 08/30/2011 8:19:50 AM PDT
(1776 to 2011, 235 years and counting in the GRAND EXPERIMENT!)
Most don’t know it, but US citizens who work for the UN are reimbursed for whatever they pay in US income taxes..
posted on 08/30/2011 8:21:26 AM PDT
(Should Christie RUN in 2012? NO!!! But he should WALK three miles every day!)
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