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$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!

Winning!!!


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections
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1 posted on 01/03/2018 4:45:12 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

1/2 billion here, 1/2 billion there, pretty soon, you talkin’ real money!


2 posted on 01/03/2018 4:48:01 AM PST by abb ("News reporting is too important to be left to the journalists." Walter Abbott (1950 -))
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To: cotton1706

GREAT START!!


3 posted on 01/03/2018 4:48:16 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion....... The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: cotton1706

Watch the pennies and the dollars will take care of themselves.
Benjamin Franklin


4 posted on 01/03/2018 4:49:26 AM PST by abb ("News reporting is too important to be left to the journalists." Walter Abbott (1950 -))
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To: cotton1706

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).


5 posted on 01/03/2018 4:50:13 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: cotton1706

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.


6 posted on 01/03/2018 4:50:18 AM PST by GOPe Means Bend Over Spell Run (GO GALT - Support Trump)
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To: cotton1706

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.


7 posted on 01/03/2018 4:50:32 AM PST by KevinB (When you drink the water, remember the men or women who dug the well.)
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To: cotton1706

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.


8 posted on 01/03/2018 4:51:20 AM PST by GOPe Means Bend Over Spell Run (GO GALT - Support Trump)
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To: cotton1706

EXCELLENT!

Best election ever.


9 posted on 01/03/2018 4:52:39 AM PST by simpson96
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To: cotton1706

Add Pakistan and we’re going in the right direction.


10 posted on 01/03/2018 4:54:19 AM PST by boycott
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To: cotton1706
How about make the unnecessary nuts go away completely and take back OUR LAND?
11 posted on 01/03/2018 4:54:29 AM PST by mabarker1 (Progress- the opposite of congressl)
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To: cotton1706

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.


12 posted on 01/03/2018 5:01:57 AM PST by canuck_conservative
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To: cotton1706

Use the money to help build the wall .


13 posted on 01/03/2018 5:04:28 AM PST by Lionheartusa1 ()-: There is nothing DEMOCRATIC about the democrat party ,, stop using that term :-()
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To: abb

When do I get my rebate check?

;-)


14 posted on 01/03/2018 5:04:35 AM PST by WayneS (An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. - Winston Churchill)
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To: cotton1706

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.


15 posted on 01/03/2018 5:05:07 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: cotton1706

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.


16 posted on 01/03/2018 5:05:18 AM PST by dp0622 (The Left should know that if Trump is kicked out of office, it is WAR!)
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That was supposed to be a one-time thing in 2009 to get the economy going again...

I'm sure you did not actually believe them when they said that...

17 posted on 01/03/2018 5:05:48 AM PST by WayneS (An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. - Winston Churchill)
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To: cotton1706

There aren’t many moments of pure comedy in geopolitics but the Pakistan Panic was delicious. They were scared witless.


18 posted on 01/03/2018 5:10:28 AM PST by relictele
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“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.”

—Thomas Jefferson

and,

“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...


19 posted on 01/03/2018 5:11:41 AM PST by WayneS (An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. - Winston Churchill)
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To: DaveA37

actually, it was evertt dirkson that made the observation


20 posted on 01/03/2018 5:14:02 AM PST by Thibodeaux (2018 is looking good)
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