United States ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, announced a $285 million reduction to the UN operating budget, $35 million more than an original goal one diplomat described as “nearly impossible.”
“The inefficiency and overspending of the United Nations are well known,” Haley announced in a statement. “We will no longer let the generosity of the American people be taken advantage of or remain unchecked.”
A – freaking – men!
The $285 slash in the UN’s budget comes on top of an already proposed $200 million savings plan by U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
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In mid-December, Agence France-Presse reported that the United States was seeking the additional $250 million cut to the UN’s core budget.
That number represented a 5% reduction, something one diplomat said “would be nearly impossible to achieve.”
Haley and the Trump Administration not only achieved the ‘impossible,’ they tacked on another $35 million in savings for the American taxpayer.
Aside from the dollar signs, Haley laid out a vision for the renegotiated budget allocations with the UN.
“In addition to these significant cost savings, we reduced the UN’s bloated management and support functions, bolstered support for key US priorities throughout the world and instilled more discipline and accountability throughout the UN system,” she said.
The massive budget cuts come on the heels of some bad blood between Haley, the Trump Administration, and the UN, which has a history of anti-Americanism within its assembly.
I’m sure some other UN members could contribute part of the bribes they get from Muslim governments to cover the short-fall.
We may be looking at the first woman President in Ms Haley.
@kitt: Aw, you know that since she isn’t a screaming, victimized, lying liberal then she’s not a real woman.