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Should we cut funding to the UN?

A key House Republican is quickly pressing forward with her goals to scale back U.S. funding for the United Nations.

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, told The Hill that oversight would be a key function of the panel, particularly funding to the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) that is "a waste of taxpayer dollars."

"I'd like to make sure that we once and for all kill all U.S. funding for that beast," she said last month. "Because I don't think that it advances U.S. interests, I don't think that that's a pro-democracy group, it's a rogue's gallery, pariah states, they belong there because they don't want to be sanctioned."

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Asked by Carpy at 6:13 PM on Jan. 23, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Oh yes. The UN owes the USA so much money in rent and fees. If we cut funding, they will have to close. I also think they should be moved from our country. They UN doesn't like us. We pay more than our fair share, provide them a location, pick up other member countries' slack, and the membership clearly dislikes the USA. Kick them out. Let them find another country to abuse.

    Answer by jesse123456 at 6:24 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • I say cut U.N. funding 100%, and call it a day!! LOL ;o)

    Answer by LoriKeet at 7:11 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • Cut back, sure- I do not know why the US must shoulder the majority of the financial burden. Eliminate funding AND participation? or just funding? No- there is still humanitarian interests that need to be monitored.


    Answer by Sisteract at 7:35 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • So long and don't let the door hit you in the behind on the way out! The UN is nothing but a corrupt rat hole that cares NOTHING for the interests of the US.


    Answer by yourspecialkid at 8:34 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • Not only should we cut all funding...we should ever so explicitly request they move their world headquarters to some other country that is more in line with their socialist ideals. This is a concept hatched by a budding socialist president, Wilson, and has proven to be nothing more than a monetary drain and bully pulpit for the worlds troublemakers. The final straw was the bogus global warming scam gestated by the UN in partnership with ultra left wing groups to drain high performing economies of their hard earned wealth and redistribute it to poor countries run by dictators and socialistic governments.

    Answer by annabarred at 9:06 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • I lost all respect for the U.N. when Iran was elected to the Commission on Women's Rights last year. The organization has been paralyzed by an overabundance of political correctness and a lack of common scene. The United States would be well served to leave, and continue to organize humanitarian efforts outside of the U.N.'s bureaucracy.

    Answer by TikiWiki33 at 9:07 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • absolutely.

    Answer by SweetLuci at 10:48 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • here is still humanitarian interests that need to be monitored.

    China is looking out for that.


    Comment by Carpy (original poster) at 10:50 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

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                CUT! CUT! CUT!


    Answer by agentwanda at 12:29 AM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • Send them an eviction notice along with a formal notice that we are ending our participation in their corrupt and biased little club.

    The US is more than capable of administering it's own aid. We don't need a bunch of money grabbing fiends taking it (demanding it) and handing it off to corrupt gov'ts. instead of people in need, OR using that aid money to fund new buildings, etc.

    It was a good idea that is now made defunct due to the corruption and utter incapability of those running it. Toss them and end our membership entirely.

    Answer by Farmlady09 at 1:22 AM on Jan. 24, 2011

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