A very good start.
In terms of our GDP this money is negligible. Trump could afford to pay this much out of his own pocket. But in terms of principle it means much. Like a bloated tick sucking blood from its host, the UN has grown fat living off the largess of the American People.
And this doesn’t even touch their derogatory treatment of the local New Yorkers living near the UN building. I defy you to find one example of the locals treated kindly by these foreign delegates.
The UN itself is worse than useless, as it rewards bad behavior. The members of the UN are petty nothingcrats, given false importance only because we allow it.
Hopefully this is the first step toward dismantling it completely. It’s the epitome of the “foreign entanglements” our Founding Fathers warned us about.
It is a very good start, but i’d have loved to see another 0 on the end!
I daresay, better a “00” added — to make it $28.5 billion, about thrice US last contribution (of $10,000,000,000).
While yes, the end goal should be total elimination, even a 3% reduction is a good start.
I think we give them around $2 Billion annually… It should ALL be cut..!!
AND their presence in NYC should be stopped..
You’re way off — try closer to quintuple that figure.
As much as I would like to see the US ENTIRELY defund that viper’s pit of GLOBALISTS, I am pleased that they sent this MESSAGE to the UN INGRATES that if they insist on their anti-American CRAP, they need not come around with their HANDS OUT expecting a HAND OUT from Uncle Sugar afterward. We’ve played the patsy in this anti-American hatefest for WAY too long.
Let’s hope that this starts a trend in NOT paying a damn dime to any of those countries voting against the US.. Even EMERGENCY AID after disasters!!
Regarding the UN parking problems, a solution would be to pass a law prohibiting vehicle ownership by foreign governments. Only allow them to lease vehicles. That way, the parking violations could be enforced, making the leasing companies responsible for fines. The lease terms could be adjusted for the likely violations. Violators could then also be towed, and the lease company could then terminate the lease unless the lessee paid all the fines and fees.
The idea that parking violations are covered under diplomatic immunity is absurd.
I love that idea.. AND have never understood WHY diplomatic immunity gives cart blanche to break the law and get away with it NO punishment (maybe being recalled by your home country, but that’s not a punishment).
10,000,000% I like that. Amend with have special “Office of Foreign Government Vehicle-Leases” under State Department from which has exclusive authortiy to lease-out the vehicles to these foreign governments; also, any fines the lessee incurs, add to next lease payment with interest and fees — until paid-in-full, the lessee isn’t allowed to use the vehicle NOR to lease any further ones.
AND if the leesee REFUSES to pay up, they get booted out of the country…
Good start but $9,715,000,000 short of what the cut should have been!
(total then of $10,000,000,000 is still less than 1% of US total GDP)
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