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Trump Administration Reduces United Nations Bloat by 285 Million Dollars.

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posted on Dec, 24 2017 @ 11:58 PM
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Sunday, 12/24/2017

Once again, President Trump makes good on another promise. The United States is now reducing United Nations' bloat, while increasing efficiency of U.N. operations.


The U.S. Mission to the United Nations announced Sunday that it negotiated a major reduction in the U.N.’s budget for the upcoming fiscal years.

According to a statement from the mission, the 2018-2019 U.N. budget will have a $285 million reduction from the previous two years.

“In addition to these significant cost savings, we reduced the UN’s bloated management and support functions, bolstered support for key U.S. priorities throughout the world, and instilled more discipline and accountability throughout the UN system,” the statement reads.



One of the Trump administration’s goals has been to reduce the amount of contributions that the U.S. makes to the U.N. The U.S. currently provides for about 22 percent of the annual budget, or about $3.3 billion per year, according to PolitiFact.

“The inefficiency and overspending of the United Nations are well known,” Nikki Haley said. “We will no longer let the generosity of the American people be taken advantage of or remain unchecked. This historic reduction in spending – in addition to many other moves toward a more efficient and accountable UN – is a big step in the right direction.”

COMPLETE ARTICLE at: thehill.com...

Didn't several U.N. member countries vote last week to denounce the U.S.A.'s decision to move OUR Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem? If Israel gives us permission to move our own embassy from one city to another, it's no other country's concern. Are those nations arrogant to the point where they think they can influence how we move our embassies? Maybe the United States really should LEAVE/QUIT the United Nations all-together, as some Congressmen have proposed.

-cwm



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posted on Dec, 25 2017 @ 12:03 AM
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a reply to: carewemust

The US basically funds the UN. The UN is a joke. It's better if the US were to withdraw all funding and support to the UN.


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posted on Dec, 25 2017 @ 12:14 AM
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That is all they could cut? Come on Trump. You can cut more than that.



posted on Dec, 25 2017 @ 12:19 AM
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a reply to: Vector99

The article says that the U.N. has a peace-keeping budget of $7.8 Billion! What do peace-keepers do? Are they like modern day hippies?



posted on Dec, 25 2017 @ 12:20 AM
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originally posted by: 3daysgone
That is all they could cut? Come on Trump. You can cut more than that.


It's a threat. Money talks.
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posted on Dec, 25 2017 @ 12:23 AM
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originally posted by: Vector99
a reply to: carewemust

The US basically funds the UN. The UN is a joke. It's better if the US were to withdraw all funding and support to the UN.


The US spends about 8 billion a year Luther UN and its agencies. It is silly since members can pay the minimum roughly 60000 dollars and get full membership.


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posted on Dec, 25 2017 @ 12:25 AM
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a reply to: carewemust

The US is 20%+ of the UN budget.

It will literally dissolve without US contribution.

That said, I repeat, the UN is a joke.



posted on Dec, 25 2017 @ 12:25 AM
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originally posted by: 3daysgone
That is all they could cut? Come on Trump. You can cut more than that.


What's weird is that it was a "negotiated" cut. Trump has learned that some of his campaign promises were too extreme, or not possible. Being "the leader of the world" has a way of broadening your horizons, and your understanding of how all the parts work together.



posted on Dec, 25 2017 @ 12:28 AM
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originally posted by: 3daysgone
That is all they could cut? Come on Trump. You can cut more than that.

Hey it's a step in the right direction at least.



posted on Dec, 25 2017 @ 12:32 AM
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a reply to: dragonridr

Which is why it is amusing when people reference the UN.

UN = what the US wants, if not the US defunds it and it goes bye bye.

Bought and paid for global resolutions, and when they don't go your way stop paying and it goes away.

Yes, the UN would indeed dissolve without US contribution.



posted on Dec, 25 2017 @ 12:54 AM
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a reply to: carewemust
It is a start . But nowhere near a good start
I would start with the words from a once popular song


Na na na na, na na na na, hey, hey, hey, goodbye

Repeat as often as liked.
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posted on Dec, 25 2017 @ 01:43 AM
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US-Americans being idiots. Again.


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posted on Dec, 25 2017 @ 02:01 AM
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a reply to: ManFromEurope

factly.in...


As expected, United States of America contributes the highest with a share of 22%


Germany (6.389%)


Then why don't you get your leaders to make up the difference?
I'm sure you wouldn't mind the extra taxes....right?



posted on Dec, 25 2017 @ 02:27 AM
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originally posted by: ManFromEurope
US-Americans being idiots. Again.

And when the US decides to withdraw from the UN, I'm so sure the UN will continue to exist!

I'm sure the UN will still exist after the US withdraws all funding for it. I mean FFS the UN has Saudi Arabia is in their human rights council. That seems legit...



posted on Dec, 25 2017 @ 03:08 AM
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It's about time for the UN to e disbanded along with all other global organisations funded by nations.



posted on Dec, 25 2017 @ 03:10 AM
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originally posted by: ManFromEurope
US-Americans being idiots. Again.


Another phenomenal argument from you, again.



posted on Dec, 25 2017 @ 03:34 AM
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...but, if we defund the UN who will Rahm Emnauel get to clean up the streets of Chicago?



posted on Dec, 25 2017 @ 03:45 AM
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a reply to: carewemust

Hmm, recently it looks like the current government is pulling all our money back from the world.
Is this how they are making up for the tax cuts to businesses? Are we stepping back from being the world police?

Trump also did some high dollar weapons deals. Maybe this businessman potus really does have a viable plan for the deficit.

We need to make sure that the government is going to use some of that money for healthcare. If they do that I will be happy that trump is president and that the republicans have a majority in congress.

We are all just going to have to wait and see how that money will be spent. If they spend it on war I will be pissed and start calling for trumps impeachment.



posted on Dec, 25 2017 @ 04:31 AM
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Didn't several U.N. member countries vote last week to denounce the U.S.A.'s decision to move OUR Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem? If Israel gives us permission to move our own embassy from one city to another, it's no other country's concern. Are those nations arrogant to the point where they think they can influence how we move our embassies? Maybe the United States really should LEAVE/QUIT the United Nations all-together, as some Congressmen have proposed.
-cwm


The same people that cry ANNEXION if it comes to Russia and the Krim, don´t get it that the whole world doesn´t accept Jerusalem as the israelian city for their embassies because Israel illegaly occupied east jerusalem, first in 1950, then in 1980. The whole world sees it as it is, as an ILLEGAL ANNEXION. Just the ciriminal wrong-way drivers and their partners and friends still can´t/won´t see why the whole world is driving on the wrong side of the road. But hey, if you would do something like this to Israel, it would be back in it´s victims role and cry C R I M E and ATTACK ON JEWS(if one critizes the israelian hardcore rightwingers behaviour, that even the average israelian citizens, mostly jews, don´t like, did you hear about the protest against Netanjahu on christmas eve?) faster than Husain Bolt can sprint.

But hey, the most moraly states on earth aren´t alone anymore, thinking that only they are driving on the right side of the road and wondering why all the others are driving on the wrong side. Now you have got support from Guatemala, one of the "most influental states on earth", since today and now you are three with that...xD

Ah, a little tip to get some more drivers for the "right side of the road". Pay just 10 Dollars more than the EU gives Euros to these east european miniature rightwinger states that want to take revenge on russia, for the USSR ages. Or give them some more military killing equipment to destabilize the whole region then you did yet. You just have to buy their friendship, nothing new for you, that´s how you make your "friends and partners", if it can´t be done with extortion and brutality.

The you maybe later have ten ("most qualitiative") cars driving on the "right side of the road", where only "all the other are wrong-way drivers". And create some more crashes, misery, dire mood and all that known stuff.

Just keep your eyes closed to the reality till you can feel that wall you are heading for and that you can´t avoid, because your eyes are closed to the reality. The impact will be a hard one, if you get pulled back to the ground of hard facts!

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posted on Dec, 25 2017 @ 05:55 AM
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Rather look at the share each country has in world economy. US GDP makes up roughly 22% of the world GDP.

When you look at the how large each economy is, many European nations pay much higher percentage of their budget than US does. To be honest, even if all EU nations paid same percentage of their GDP as US does, still it would be less than what US pays, as the total GDP of EU is lower than US GDP.

For example:

US GDP makes up 22.53% of World GDP, while they pay 22% of the UN budget. Ratio 0.98
Germany's GDP makes up 4.99% of the World GDP, while they pay 6.389% of UN budget. Ratio 1.28
France's GDP makes up 3.68% of World GDP, while they pay 4.859% of UN budget. Ratio 1.32
UK GDP makes up 3.81% of the World GDP, while they pay 4.463% of UN budget. Ratio 1.17

When compare how much each country pays considering the GDP of the nation in regards to World total GDP, Germany, France, UK pay significantly higher amount of their GDP than US does, although as US GDP is so much higher, the amount they pay is also much larger. Think of it like that, a person making 1 000 000 a year, pays 1% of his salary, which is 10 000, while a person making 100 000, pays 2% of his salary, which is 2000. Even though, the second person pays two times more of his salary, he is still paying 5 times less.

European nations are giving to the UN budget significantly higher percent of their own budget compared to US although, as the US budget is so much larger, they are still paying more into UN.


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