Heads Explode – Prez Trump Orders T-Rex to Cut UN Funding by 50%

This is called winning!

From the Hill:

Trump wants UN funds cut more than 50 percent: reportPresident Trump’s administration has told the State Department to cut more than 50 percent of U.S. funding to United Nations programs, Foreign Policy reported.

The push for the drastic reductions comes as the White House is scheduled to release its 2018 topline budget proposal Thursday, which is expected to include a 37 percent cut to the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development budgets.

It’s not clear if Trump’s budget plan, from the Office of Management and Budget, would reflect the full extent of Trump’s proposed cuts to the U.N.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has suggested phasing in the major reductions over the coming three years.

One official close the administration told Foreign Policy that Tillerson has flexibility about how best to implement the reduction.

The U.S. spends roughly $10 billion annually on the U.N., and the cuts could have the greatest impact on peacekeeping, the U.N. development program and UNICEF, which are funded by State’s Bureau of International Organization Affairs.

The fate of other popular programs, like the World Food Programme and U.N. refugee operations, are less clear. The World Food Programme’s funding comes from the Department of Agriculture.

The magazine said it confirmed the potential cuts with three sources; one said the administration is considering cutting humanitarian aid programs by 36 percent.

Richard Gowan, a U.N. expert at the European Council on Foreign Relations, said the alterations would spark “chaos” if true.

“[It would] leave a gaping hole that other big donors would struggle to fill,” he told FP, pointing to how the U.S. provided $1.5 billion of the U.N. refugee agency’s $4 billion budget last year.

“Multiply that across other humanitarian agencies like the World Food Programme and you are basically talking about the breakdown of the international humanitarian system as we know it.”

Foreign Policy added U.S. diplomats warned key U.N. members to “expect a big financial restraint” on American spending at the U.N. during a March 9 meeting in New York City.

“There are rumors of big cuts to the State Department budget, but again, on our side, no figures,” one diplomat purportedly told donors from Europe, Japan and South Korea.

Administration officials said last month that Trump’s budget would contain $54 billion in domestic non-discretionary spending cuts to pay for an equal increase in defense spending.

Trump has repeatedly vowed to strengthen the military before the release of the 2018 budget, which is the first such proposal of his presidency.

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Now the New World order assholes are shitting razorblades in earnest!

Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Now we won’t be financing our own destruction.  How refreshing!

~ Hardnox

 

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17 Responses to Heads Explode – Prez Trump Orders T-Rex to Cut UN Funding by 50%

  1. vonMesser says:

    Hey, furriners, you want our money? Then you better vote the way we want in the UN.
    First, you vote our way
    THEN
    we give you some money.

  2. GM says:

    A country with $20,000,000,000,000.00+ in debt and $120,000,000,000,000.00+ in unfunded liabilities simply cannot afford to be Santa Claus to the world, nor to support an organization so hostile to our nation .

  3. Peppermint says:

    WINNING! So many of those so called aid programs are a joke anyway. The food doesn’t get to where it should and the dictators pocket the money. So the hell with the UN.

    • Hardnox says:

      Agreed. I’ve always been an advocate for direct deposit in dictator’s private Swiss accounts. Less bureaucracy. Then vacuum it out when they behave badly. Much more effective. Gee… and their people might actually receive aid.

      Until now, it’s been nothing more than a photo op for the elites so they can say they are saving the world. It’s all bullshit. They are all getting rich.

  4. Popular Front says:

    As I pointed out here previously, post-WW2 America was paying for just about everything, everywhere and at the time you could afford it.

    No longer. It is time for the USA to look to its own citizens’ welfare FIRST. The Euroweenies and deadbeat Africans have happily allowed you to pay for everything and are shitting themselves that they WILL now have to reach into their own pockets for a refreshing change.

    The UN screaming will be long and loud over this, just you wait. Fuq em.

  5. I.R. Wayright says:

    Why not cut it 100% and put that money where it is needed most….the military budget. We are in a race with China&Russia and they are winning.

    • Hardnox says:

      Point taken. A 25% reduction FY ’18 then every year thereafter and before you know it our contribution is zero.

    • SafeSpace says:

      Absolutely: 100%. Let the tenth world scam-artist dictators find someone else’s money to skim and line their pockets with, while their citizens die in poverty and ignorance. Maybe they could knock on the doors of the House of Saud for starters; rumor has it that there’s some extra cash sloshing around in their castle vaults.

  6. Shar says:

    Love it. America First. With all the corruption the aid never goes where it was intended. Trump is a smart man. He will cut the government down to what is necessary to run like a well oiled machine.

    GM I agree. Why should we borrow money to give it away. America First period.

  7. I don’t think this will play well in the MSM, but I don’t think he is wrong to do it.

  8. clyde says:

    Cut by ONLY 50%??? Since you well know my thoughts on the idiotic U-frigging- N, I won’t be happy until it is 100%. Good start, however.

  9. Navyvet says:

    Agree with those who posted 100% cut…then throw the whole corrupt outfit out of the US. Eff em. Like many have posted. The money never gets to the people anyway, the tin pot dicktater assoles just pocket it.

  10. bigbadblade says:

    Fantastic,But a 75% or cut would be Super Duper Fantastic.

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