Skip to comments.$285m kept from UN; $255m kept from Palestinians - that's $540m in savings for US
Posted on 01/03/2018 4:45:12 AM PST by cotton1706
If Trump keeps this up, he'll balance the budget on his own, WITHOUT Congress!
Not to mention the additional revenue from the tax cuts!
1/2 billion here, 1/2 billion there, pretty soon, you talkin’ real money!
Watch the pennies and the dollars will take care of themselves.
Remember when Biden said something like, “A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon we’ll be talking about real money”? Politicians have no concept of what a “million” or a “billion” dollars is since, it’s not THEIR money. (But somehow in the end, they DO wind up with a goodly portion of that same money).
The government needs to cutoff all handouts to foreigners no matter where they are located and fire the buerracts that oversee the programs. Time to stop being the ATM for the world.
As I understand it, the UN budget, not our contribution, was decreased by $285m. Of course, our contribution will be reduced as a result, but it won’t be the whole $285m. That said, it’s a good start.
The government needs to cutoff all handouts to foreigners no matter where they are located and fire the bureaucrats that oversee the programs. Time to stop being the ATM for the world.
Best election ever.
Add Pakistan and we’re going in the right direction.
The real problem is the “trillion dollars is OK now” mentality in Congress every year that a budget is drawn up.
That was supposed to be a one-time thing in 2009 to get the economy going again, and now Congress can’t ever seem to lower the budget to pre-2009 levels.
And at a trillion dollars every year, there’s still a LOT of cutbacks that need to be made in the budget, and Congress has got to change its “deficits are no big deal” attitude.
Use the money to help build the wall .
When do I get my rebate check?
Actually the $285 for the UN was an announced reduction in their two year budget and not a reduction in the U.S. contribution to the organization. And the $255 million reduction was for Pakistan and not the Palestinians.
This is the first vanity in a while that was REALLY worth posting :)
Well, right after the guy who asked for forgiveness for lusting after Michele Malkin lol
I found that one funny but this is more in line with FR
SAVING MONEY!!! OUR MONEY!!
Since there are THOUSANDS of items to cut in our government, half a billion here and there can turn into 10s an then 100s of billions rather quickly.
I'm sure you did not actually believe them when they said that...
There aren’t many moments of pure comedy in geopolitics but the Pakistan Panic was delicious. They were scared witless.
“It is a wise rule and should be fundamental in a government disposed to cherish its credit, and at the same time to restrain the use of it within the limits of its faculties, never to borrow a dollar without laying a tax in the same instant for paying the interest annually, and the principal within a given term; and to consider that tax as pledged to the creditors on the public faith.
“It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.”
— Thomas Jefferson
At least one of our founders knew that a balanced budget is a happy budget...
actually, it was evertt dirkson that made the observation
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