U.S. Taxpayers Will Continue to Pay More Than One-Fifth of U.N. Budget

By Patrick Goodenough

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.”

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 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!

Bull Shit ! They mean by these countries use for government and poor is still poor decades we still see so many that suffers in little huts,dirty ass water no hospitals,no food! This has been decades and decades. Of this ! The eliets grab the money while these poor are living like animals without even shoes.As we see still on TV that we are ask to help feed a child with food,water wells ....ect ect and really why are they still like this ? Why ?These children suffer as well here in the United states and it's all about giving here welfare,instead of putting a program in place that program that works to get them back on their feet. To able to get out there and support themselves and family ..welfare has kept fathers out of the homes to insure that kids are raised in the sickness of living a life of hell ! It's here...It's everywhere.other countries needs to use the money given to raise above the sickness of a life of a road that leads to no where but,a more harder life as you grow older ! What would you have then ,Not crap! What would. You children have in life as they grow ?a life of what you had if they are unlikely breake the cycle of depending on the government which is it's putting more burden on others the thing is the government abuse the lives of welfare by keeping the down !Life of drugs-broken families more criminals and m tax payers dollars to house what the government had created as well as those who chosen to not pull themselve up by their boot strips and say no more I want better for my self and family,but you have liberals democrats officials would like to say we are the attackers and we're not ! Look around you and see we are becoming a third world as the poor gets poorer as the welfare entilements grows

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.

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 The audience laughed as he said this.

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Biden was asked if he would tackle specific issues regarding the #MeToo movement at the beginning of his presidency, if he were to be elected. The former vice president previously sponsored the 1994 Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which aimed to protect victims of domestic violence.

The presidential candidate responded to the question about assaulting women by using the phrase “punching” repeatedly, apparently not thinking about the implications of using such a word.

“No man has a right to raise a hand to a woman in anger other than in self-defense, and that rarely ever occurs,” Biden said. “So we have to just change the culture, period, and keep punching at it and punching at it and punching at it. No, I really mean it.”

A few people laughed in the audience as he said this.

Biden added that it is important to pass the Violence Against Women Act, which has passed in the House and held up in the Senate. The former Vice President also suggested that America has to “fundamentally change the culture” of how women are treated, noting that it is “everyone’s responsibility.”

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