Sequester? Not In UN Funding

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. pspr


    While Obama cuts services instead of fat he is increasing the money we give to the U.N.

    Even as the mandated sequester bites into U.S. federal spending -- and newly appointed Secretary of State John Kerry boasts that he is cutting his budget by 6 percent -- the State Department is planning to boost spending on the United Nations in 2014 by more than 4 percent to at least $3.6 billion.

    That is likely to be far from the final tally of Obama Administration support, as hundreds of millions of dollars in U.S. development, health and other funds are usually channeled through U.N. agencies and institutions -- with the U.N. agencies taking administrative fees as part of the deal. The most recent tally on the website of the White House Management and Budget website, for example, lists support for the U.N. at $7.7 billion -- in 2010.

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  2. Lucrum


    That's makes a lot of fucking sense. No wonder he's so widely known as Odumbo.
  3. pspr


    Far and wide! Internationally even! :D
  4. It's an outrage to be sure, but in fairness, the republicans could block it if they had the balls. They could zero out UN spending or foreign aid totally and have a public fight with Obama over it.

    They won't though. They talk tough but when we're not looking, they backstab us.
  5. wjk



    They could block a lot of things by withholding funding. But that might make them unpopular with their left wing friends on the hill, and for some strange fucking reason, they seem to be concerned about their popularity with the shitbirds in the msm.