Friday, March 13, 2009
United Nations says to America: ‘You’re Deadbeats’
to the world body. The White House called these words “unfortunate” and at least rightfully acknowledged the “the contribution that the American taxpayer makes.” with large economies, this is an outstanding number. , Brazil is just over 1% and Russia and India barely register as donors at all. Considering our secondary role as the official host country to the United Nations headquarters and any expenses that status costs, it is insulting when the United States is referred to as a “deadbeat” by the UN Secretary-General. which the UN began working on in 1973. The timing was hard to make up. The Secretary-General’s comments calling us a “deadbeat” happened in a meeting with U.S. lawmakers, including Kerry. And then 24 hours later, these lawmakers reward him with a potential treaty that the United States has refused to sign for nearly thirty years, and five presidents. : “You have to pay royalties on the value of anything you extract (from the deep seabed), those royalties to be distributed as the new [UN] bureaucracy sees fit, primarily to landlocked countries and underdeveloped countries.” American money would also help fund the International Seabed Authority, which Groves says “would have the potential to become the most massive UN bureaucracy on the planet.” , the disgraced former chief of the Oil-For-Food program who is hiding from U.S. indictments of bribery and conspiracy to commit wire fraud in Cyprus. The UN said it would abide by UNAT’s decision. So our “deadbeat” taxpayers are going to pay nearly $1 million in legal fees for a fugitive who led the manipulation of a $60 billion UN program that was steeped in bribery, kickbacks, corruption, and fraud on a global scale. Remember, LOST is going to put this disgraceful bureaucratic mess to shame.