U.S. Pays $3B for UN--More Than 185 Other Countries Combined

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  1. poncho

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    (CNSNews.com) – American taxpayers will pony up around $3.024 billion this year towards the United Nations’ regular and peacekeeping budgets, more than what 185 other countries combined are paying, an expert on the international body told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday.

    While the U.S. contribution in 2015 to the U.N. regular budget is $621.9 million, the 35 countries contributing the least will pay just $28,269 each, Heritage Foundation scholar Brett Schaefer told the Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee responsible for multilateral institutions.

    And where the U.S. will pay $2.402 billion towards the separate peacekeeping budget, the 20 countries contributing the least will pay just $8,470 each.

    Continue . . . http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/patrick-goodenough/us-pays-3b-un-more-185-other-countries-combined
     
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    We need to get out.
     
  3. InTheLight

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    The best worldwide organization that money can buy.
     
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    The US out of the UN and the UN out of the US.
     
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    Just what I was fixin to say!
     
  6. church mouse guy

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    The UN is actually worse than the League of Nations. The League of Nations at least confronted the Japanese. The Japanese walked out. The UN never even confronts today's aggressors--it just shines the shoes of tyranny. A few days ago someone wanted to reopen Devil's Island--that would be a good location for the UN.
     
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    The UN doesn't confront today's aggressors because today's aggressors pay the bulk of the funding.

    Simple political mathematics.

    A greater amount paid in funding = greater protection from investigation and/or prosecution.
     
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    Should the UN be a gun-free zone?
     
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    Give me a candidate for President who makes this part of his platform.:thumbsup:
     

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