In one of its last actions of the year, the United Nations General Assembly on Christmas Eve agreed to extend for another three years the formula that has U.S. taxpayers contributing more than one-fifth of the world body’s regular budget.
No member-state called for a recorded vote, and the resolution confirming the contributions that each country will make for the 2013-2015 period was summarily adopted. The assembly also approved a two-year U.N. budget of $5.4 billion.
The U.S. has accounted for 22 percent of the total regular budget every year since 2000, and will now continue to do so for the next three years.
The U.S. representative for U.N. management and reform, Joseph Torsella, expressed satisfaction that the U.S. contribution had not been raised above that level.
“The United States is very pleased to have maintained the critical 22 percent ceiling for U.S. contributions to the U.N. regular budget, protecting U.S. taxpayers from the additional bills – estimated to be at least $300 million annually in both the regular and peacekeeping budgets – that would have resulted from an increase in the U.S. ceiling level,” he said.
Two months ago, when the General Assembly’s budget committee was meeting on the issue, Torsella noted that since the last time the budget contribution formula was reviewed, “developing countries have continued their impressive economic growth.”
WHAT WE SHOULD DO...IS TOSS A FEW SHOES AT SOME OF THESE MORONS....AND EJECT-OURSELVES OUT OF THE U.N. COMPLETELY !!!! 97% OF THESE NATIONS HATE US ANYWAY !! WHY ON EARTH WOULD YOU PAY PEOPLE BIG BUCKS TO SMACK YOU AROUND!!! AMERICA DOES NOT RECIEVE ANY RESPECT FROM THE U.N. ---- THIS IS LOONY !!!
I'm with you Butterfly GET U.S. THE HELL OUT of the U.N. ,It;s not doing us any good that I see.
OH! OH! seems as though my post echos yours.
Loonier than you think. obama has been slipping billions to the UN on the QT every year since he got in office In addition to What they say we owe in fees. And on top of that they want us to pay the UN all sorts of huge taxes. They hate us as much as he does. And the UN , China , And Iran ( the major insisters on getting rid of our second amendment, so they can just walk in and do what they have always wanted to.) Chop us up and give the pieces to the UN members. And they are using our money to do it with the help of obama. The UN has the Chinese military set to come in and do the job , from what I hear. Congress needs to cut off the funding to the UN and kick them out of the country.
Everything I read from countries where the people have been forced to give up their guns (and rights) is the same. DON'T LET THEM DO IT.
someoneAlice...be careful..... some
If what you say is true about China's army coming in to chop us up, then the world is about to end for real. Because Ted Nugent, and the rest of us like him, are going to put up one hell of a fight.
bulldog... umm...... I think I could buy all of Al Gores homes with that money ! :)) just say'n...
The UN is nothing more than a rip-off of American tax dollars, about equal with the master thief Obama! Both need kicked out of the U.S.A!!
This 1/5 money to the U.N. needs to stop - talk about UNFAIR, Obama. CALL YOUR CONGRESSMEN AND SENATORS AND BUG THE CRAP OUT OF THEM. This is what needs to be done. Apathy will get us nowhere. THIS IS OUR MONEY THEY'RE WASTING. WHERE'S MY my $1.84 a gallon for gas LIKE IT WAS FOUR YEARS AGO, the full of crap politicians say they want to help the "middle class", well here's they're chance. Where's the pipeline from Canada Mr./Ms. politician?
"Torsella noted that since the last time the budget contribution formula was reviewed, “developing countries have continued their impressive economic growth.”
Well of Course they have! They are sucking the "economic growth" from US! We are bleeding to death, and they are thriving from our corpse!
This is what 'redistribution of OUR wealth looks like!
I sure as Heck Love to be redundant so..........GET US THE HELL OUT OF THE UNITED NATIONS and THROW THEIR SORRY SOCIALIST ASS'S OUT OF THE UNITED STATES.