December 28, 2012

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

I guess when you’re trying to build a transnational progressive world government, “fair share” and “skin in the game” aren’t quite so big a rhetorical priority.

Because shut up racists / agents of Zionism.

Posted by Jeff G. @ 12:23pm

Comments (5)

  1. Gimme the purse strings. Just five minutes.

  2. You’ll lop off several politicians’ hands that way!

    And no, I’m not saying that like it’s a bad thing. Except that “several” doesn’t equal “all.”

  3. This seems like it probably needed to be said at some point.

  4. The 193 U.N. member-states’ contributions are assessed according to their relative “capacity to pay,” based on population size and gross national income (converted to U.S. dollars at market exchange rates). The ceiling is 22 percent while the bottom level is 0.001 percent, which over the next three years will apply to more than 30 of the world’s poorest countries.

    Whether a country contributes less than $25,000 a year towards the budget or more than $500 million – as the U.S. does – it has the same voting privileges in the General Assembly.

    Moreover, as Heritage Foundation scholar Brett Schaefer has pointed out, countries that together pay less than 1.3 percent of the total are able, under U.N. voting rules, to pass the budget over the objections of countries that contribute a combined 98 percent.

    Of course Democrats here in this failing Republic favored this rule. That’s their own methodology for winning elections (Hi, Barky!).