Haley announces $285M cut in 2018-19 UN operating budget

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December 26, 2017

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Calling it “a big step in the right direction,” U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Sunday night announced a historic reduction in the U.N. biennial operating budget.

Haley said the plan calls for a $285 million cut for the 2018-19 fiscal year.

“The inefficiency and overspending of the United Nations are well known,” Haley said. “We will no longer let the generosity of the American people be taken advantage of or remain unchecked.”

She added, “This historic reduction in spending – in addition to many other moves toward a more efficient and accountable U.N. – is a big step in the right direction.”

7 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Bill Horgan says:

    It is about time. Hey we’re so good in preventing and following up after 9/11, are doing so much to put pressure on those committing atrocities all over Europe. Rogue nations are considered honorable members. Countries denying their own citizens are on committees established to eliminate barbaric treatment elsewhere. The location would make a great for organizations like Doctors Without Borders, the Red Cross, etc.

  • mike says:

    This is another positive step toward changing the UN. Positive in disbanding it. It is my belief that it’s time is coming to an end. May it rest in peace.

  • DrBillLemoine says:

    Try googling the US contribution amount to the United Nations and open your eyes. This cut by Trump is 44% of our regular GNP-determined amount and is a significant cut. We DO give separately to other functions but this cut is tantamount to withdrawing from the body including the all-important peacekeeping Security Council of which we are one of 5 permanent members with veto power since the end of WW2. It’s a significant move toward wrecking a peace keeping and diplomatic discussion group akin to our absence from the League of Nations after WW1 which induced unrelieved tensions in the world causing WW2. Remember it was the UN that helped America fight the Korean Police Action in 1950-53 and sends peacekeeping and humanitarian supplies around the world as needed. A bad move to isolate America from such essential discussion and aid organizations attached to and derived from the UN–all to scotch a bogus New World Order the far right thinks is taking over American national self-determination. Remember the fluoride-in-drinking-water bogus issue? Here’s another from the Tea Party/ Freedom Caucus/John Birch Society gang that elected Trump to degrade our world standing while saving a buck of tax money.

    1. Maxx says:

      You are really stupid if you actually believe what you just wrote about the U.N. Likewise who you blame for WWII.

      1. bobnstuff says:

        The UN has prevented WW III on a number of occasions. Like it or not they are our best bet to stop use from blowing up the planet. Trump doesn’t like them because they aren’t yes men.

    2. Navy Bob says:

      While they may have been good in the beginning, they have morphed into the typical type of bloated bureaucracy typical of a government organization. Have you ever served with a UN Peacekeeping force? They are the most useless, self important bunch of morons this side of the Democratic Party “Leadership”. They have done horrible things, from rape to murder, all while wearing those useless blue helmets. Those who “work” in NYC are only slightly better. They are charter members of the “Hate America First” crowd who will have one hand in you face for a hand out and the other in your back with a knife. If they want more money, show more respect for what you get.

  • Humble Servant says:

    Stop paying the UN anything and kick them out of our country before the Chicago mayor decides he can no longer run his state and hires these thugs onto American soil. This is the worst group of soldier peace keepers in existence. If we are so inept that we need to have this group of thieves and rapists control the population we deserve to fall.

    Now tell me how you really feel!!!

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