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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Fact Check:   'Joe Biden Claims ‘We Didn’t Lock People Up In Cages’

CLAIM: Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed, on immigration: “We didn’t lock people up in cages.”

VERDICT: FALSE. The “cages” were built by the Obama-Biden administration.

Univision moderator Jorge Ramos asked Biden at the third Democrat debate at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas, why Latinos should trust him after the Obama administration continued deporting “undocumented immigrants.”

Biden claimed that the Obama administration’s policies were more humane than those of President Donald Trump: “We didn’t lock people up in cages,” he said.

In fact, the “cages” were built by the Obama administration to deal with a surge of unaccompanied minors who crossed the border illegally in 2014.

Originally, the Obama administration was “warehousing” children — literally — in overwhelmed Border Patrol facilities. Breitbart News broke the story of the surge, which was partly triggered by Obama’s policy of allowing illegal alien children who entered the country as minors to stay in the country (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA).

Above image credit: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool, File

The above photo was published by the Associated Press in June 2014, and the photo below is of Obama’s Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, touring a Border Patrol facility with “cages.”


Above: Border Patrol officers escort Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Gov. Jan Brewer through the department’s Nogales processing facility for immigrant children. (Photo courtesy Barry Bahler/Department of Homeland Security)

The “cages” are chain-link enclosures in Border Patrol processing facilities that are meant to protect children from adults in custody. They are not permanent accommodations.

In mid-2018, as the Trump administration began enforcing a “zero tolerance” policy that stopped the “catch-and-release” policy of letting illegal aliens go after they were arrested. Detaining adults and children meant that children had to be processed separately; the enclosures prevented adults from harming children.

As Breitbart News reported at the time, children were not housed in “cages.” They were processed and then taken to shelters, where they were given medical care, toiletries, education, recreation, and counseling, and where staff attempted to find relatives or sponsors to whom they could be released.

Democrats began tweeting images of “kids in cages” to condemn the Trump administration. Journalists, too, shared those images.

One problem: they were taken during the Obama administration.

Public outrage at the images led President Trump to end the policy, and require families to be detained together.

Democrats keep repeating the mistake, however: in July, they had to delete a tweet that used an image from the Obama era and cited the “inhumane treatment” of children by the Trump administration.

Republicans argue that not detaining illegal aliens is actually the cruel policy, because it encourages migrants to undertake a dangerous journey, often guided by cartels and smugglers.

As Breitbart News’ Alana Mastrangelo noted recently:

But what’s worse than “cages,” however, are reports of migrant children also being handed over to human traffickers during the Obama administration — while Biden was vice president — according to the New York Times. Between October 2013 and July 2015 alone, nearly 80,000 unaccompanied children from Central American countries were detained by U.S. authorities.

It remains unclear how many of the tens of thousands of children were handed over to human traffickers — including sex traffickers — during that span of nearly two years, as those cases are reportedly not tracked.

“Others were ransomed by the very smugglers to whom their families paid thousands of dollars to sneak them into the United States,” reported the New York Times in 2015, during Obama’s presidency and Biden’s vice presidency. “Some lost limbs during the journey or found themselves sold into sexual slavery.”

Biden told voters in South Carolina last month that he would close all border detention facilities, guaranteeing that the migrant flow would continue.

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