Skip to comments.U.S. Contributions to U.N. Up 142% Since 2001 -- $4.5 Billion
Posted on 10/08/2012 9:36:34 AM PDT by IbJensen
(CNSNews.com) The financial contribution that the United States makes to the United Nations has increased sharply over the past decade, rising by $4.5 billion between 2001 and 2010 a 142 percent rise -- according to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Since 2006, the OMB has presented Congress with an annual report detailing the U.S. contributions to the U.N. system for each fiscal year, which runs from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30.
The total money contributed from all federal agencies to the United Nations, as reported by OMB, since 2001 are as follows:
FY 2001 -- $ 3,183,166,000.00
FY 2002 -- $ 3,934,814,000.00
FY 2003 -- $ 3,841,323,000.00
FY 2004 -- $ 4,115,155,000.00
FY 2005 -- $ 5,327,276,000.00
FY 2006 -- $ 4,546,120,000.00
FY 2007 -- $ 4,158,641,000.00
FY 2008 -- $ 6,090,242,000.00
FY 2009 -- $ 6,347,415,000.00
FY 2010 -- $ 7,691,822,000.00
The total increase in funding is $4,508,656,000.00, or a 142 percent rise over nine years.
Prior to 2006, the total financial contribution from the United States to the U.N. was not easily assessed because of the multiple sources of funding.
Brett Schaefer, a Jay Kingham Fellow at the conservative Heritage Foundation, has written extensively about U.S. funding of the U.N.
Most everyone knows the United States is the largest contributor to the United Nations and its affiliated funds, programs, and specialized agencies, Schaefer wrote in the National Review Online last month. But nailing down precisely how much we pay into the U.N. system every year is no easy task.
Although most U.S. contributions come from the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development, hundreds of millions of dollars also flow into the U.N. system from other parts of the federal government, Schaefer said.
Tracking of the expenditures changed in 2006 when Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) asked the OMB to prepare a report detailing the cost from 2001-2005. The OMB, because it is in charge of overseeing the presidents budget, can require all segments of the government to report on information that it requests.
The first report was an eye-opener, Schaefer said. The OMB calculated that U.S. contributions totaled $4.115 billion in 2004 and $5.327 billion in 2005.
Schaefer also revealed in his article why the latest data from OMB is for FY 2010. The OMB has prepared the report for FY 2011 but will not issue it without a congressional mandate, which was not included in the Continuing Resolution that Congress passed before adjourning until after the November elections, according Schaefer.
Congress neglected to renew the reporting requirement, Schaefer said.
Amen to that!We don’t need the UN in the US or the US in the UN either!
May it go the way of Big Bird.
i wouldnt’ give them a dime,. in fact i’d move them to Zimbabwe. if they’re supposed to solve the world’s problems, they can’t solve them from the ivory tower of NYC.
Meanwhile in Colorado Tipton(R) is worried about $30,000 spent on a survey.
Why don’t We the People have a say on this insane spending on the United Nations? When and how will it ever end outside of a total collapse of the economy?
That’s $50 Billion over those ten years, and at the 2010 baseline, that’ll become $77 Billion for the next ten years.
“Paul Ryan, Mr. Ryan please pick up the courtesy phone, we just found you some savings!”
The US government is BORROWING 40% of this money. I don't think the US can afford to finance the UN anymore. Cut them to ZERO and see what happens.
That’s exactly $4.5 BILLION too much.
Our tax money is going to people trying to destroy us. No wonder we’re so disrespected, we’re fools.
Being in the UN is as stupid as co signing a loan for one of your relatives friend.
Nothing good will ever happen.
I think $0.25 sounds a lot better. And we need to kick them out of NY and send them off to Tehran or Damascus or some other “friendly” place. The UN is useless to the U.S.
The biggest increase by far was in 2008. They are trying to hide the fact that Obama is complicit in this. The biggest increases have been from 2008 to 2012, all by the Obama regime.
Another reason not to send money to the U.N. is ~ they have NEVER been audited , not even ‘in house’ .
It is just p*ssing away money down a rat-hole !!
And that includes their Agenda 21 manifesto of population control , “sustainable resources “, and elimination of all national soverignty.
This is a Globalist orgnization for one-world government , and is a self-serving pariah
Now there's is a coverup of the failure.
Bypassing congress for UN agenda, our ambassador killed by possibly the same US weapons given to rebels.