Monday, June 03, 2013

Excuse Me, American Taxpayers Are Giving How Much to the UN?

The federal government's Office of Management and Budget reported that American taxpayers "donated" almost 8 Billion dollars to the United Nations -- just in the one year of 2010.

And that figure, by the way, may be much lower than what we actually coughed up.

Maddening? Of course. Especially given the awful waste and inefficiency of the UN, the immoral policies the organization promotes, and the dedicated globalism it serves -- often reflecting an irrational and hateful anti-Americanism.

And, of course, the drain on America's limited resources just keeps going higher.

How high? Well, President Obama doesn't want you to know.

Brett D. Schaefer, a Fellow in International Regulatory Affairs at the Heritage Foundation, writes in National Review Online:

"Unfortunately, the mandate requiring the OMB to report on U.S. contributions to the U.N. system expired in 2011, and the Obama administration has chosen not to report this information since then. As a result, there is no comprehensive accounting of U.S. contributions to the U.N. system for FY 2011 or FY 2012. Nor will we know how much will be spent this year or in the future, unless Congress renews the OMB report mandate.

Republicans Senator Mike Lee and Representative Mo Brooks have introduced legislation to fix this lapse. Whether you favor cutting U.S. contributions to the U.N. or increasing them, everyone should agree that good governance requires that the U.S. accurately track and report those contributions to Congress and the public."

I would urge you to write to your Congressmen and Senators asking them to 1) at least support this legislation (S. 988 in the Senate and H.R. 2099 in the House) and 2) even more important, aggressively promote action that would free the American taxpayer for once and for all from funding this bodacious boondoggle.