Obama proposes UN spending hike; wants congressional waiver over Palestine prohibitions

Recently, Iran’s President Rouhani named a co-conspirator from the 1979-81 Iranian hostage crisis as his country’s ambassador to the United Nations. You’d think an American president would deny this person entry, or for sure arrest him upon setting one foot on American soil.

But I don’t think either will happen with President Obama, and as a matter of fact, he may just pick up the cost of the airline ticket and hotel room. Because according to a report by CNSnews.com “When U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power testifies before a House Appropriations subcommittee on Wednesday, the panel will consider a budget request for international organizations that is 33 percent bigger than last year’s, including a 43 percent hike in U.S. contributions to peacekeeping missions.”

Yes, we are $17.4 trillion dollars in debt and the Obama administration wants to increase spending for the UN and other international organizations. This is a clear indicator that Power and her boss, Obama, are more focused on being globalists than fixing the American economy and instilling fiscal discipline. Consider this, we are going to borrow money from China and others, in order to give more money to the most corrupt international body — the United Nations — run by despots, theocrats, autocrats, and dictators.

The administration’s fiscal year 2015 budget request for the U.N. and other organizations is $4.036 billion, up from $3.031 billion in fiscal year 2014. For contributions to peacekeeping missions, it is asking for $2.518 billion, up from $1.765 last year. The $2.518 billion for peacekeeping amounts to 28.36 percent of the U.N.’s total peacekeeping budget. The U.S. also provides 22 percent of the separate U.N. operating budget. The U.N. has 193 member states.

According to Heritage Foundation scholar Brett Schaefer, President Clinton in 1994 signed a law setting a 25 percent cap on U.S. contributions for U.N. peacekeeping, which at the time were running at around 30 percent. “The U.S. should resume pressure on the U.N. to lower the U.S. peacekeeping assessment to 25 percent by refusing to pay more than this amount and tying payment of any resulting arrears to adoption by the U.N. of a maximum peacekeeping assessment of 25 percent,” Schaefer wrote in a recent brief.

The Obama administration has made engagement with the U.N. a high priority in its foreign policy, and the budget justification underscores this. “The [Obama] administration is committed to robust multilateral engagement and to promoting U.S. leadership in international organizations as a means of advancing U.S. national security interests and values,” it says. As it has done for the past two years, the administration is asking Congress to waive legislative provisions making it unlawful for the U.S. to fund U.N. agencies that admit “Palestine.”

Two things in that statement should cause concern. First is that the United States should not be looking to international organizations in order to advance US national security interests and values. Many of the 193 member nations of the UN have values inconsistent with those of our Constitutional Republic. It seems we won’t just “lead from behind” but actually defer our actions to this collective body.

Secondly, the Obama administration is requesting Congress allow it to support UN agencies that recognize and admit “Palestine” into the body. Palestine is a region, like Appalachia, not a definitive country. It does not have an indigenous culture, currency, or language. If any ethnic group should have their own country, it should be the Kurds. With such an action, Obama administration would undermine Israel and support the establishment and recognition of Palestine, regardless of the security ramifications for Israel.

When the U.N. Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2011 became the first U.N. body to recognize “Palestine,” the Obama administration reluctantly cut the funding and UNESCO lost 22 percent of its operating budget. This time, the administration has not included a funding request for UNESCO, but the fiscal year 2015 request includes “conditional transfer authority should the waiver be enacted.” “The ability to make such contributions is essential to advancing U.S. interests worldwide and strengthening U.S. global leadership, influence, and credibility,” says the Obama administration.

And how do US taxpayer funds to UNESCO advance our interests and strengthen our global leadership, influence, and credibility? Folks, just follow the money, and you’ll see where President Obama and his globalist progressive socialists align their priorities.

35 COMMENTS

  1. The only good thing about the UN is its presence helps the local economy in NYC. Otherwise, it has devolved into a corrupt handmaiden of despots, dictators, autocrats and theocrats. We should NOT increase by a single penny what we are already giving them (and we should carefully scrutinize THAT to see whether we can get more bang for our buck in carrying out America’s policy objectives by diverting some of those funds to groups like NATO or just spending it ourselves) – and under NO CIRCUMSTANCES should we agree to be bound by any multilateral agreements that come out of that body if it means giving up one more iota of American sovereignty or the constitutional rights and freedoms of American citizens, “world consensus opinion” be damned. .

  2. If we remain, we should pay the same dues as the lowest paying member. No funds for Peacekeeping, or othe so called agencies. As for NYC economy, close the doors, reopen it as a Casino or brothel & the money would be CLEANER.

  3. barry wants the UN to be the World government in the “New World Order” and he will do everything he can to support that. The Globalist Bankers payroll the whole movement to that end. This comes as no surprise to me

  4. We are cutting funds to the military budget cuts. But President Obama wants to increase spending to the UN. the military was asked to take a pay cut to continue training and maintenance for another year etc but Obama wants to increase funding to the UN. We can’t support our own military supposedly, gutting it to pre WW2 levels but miraculous we have the funds to add to the UN budget. It is amazing what President Obama can find money to spend for. Never for the right things..never ever at all.

    • It’s far past time to defund the UN experiment completely. It’s apparent to anyone who is not biased that the UN is good for nothing except stealing money from us! Can you imagine the billions that are lining pockets through out the world! Another progressive cause that’s a waste!

  5. It doesn’t matter, It’s too late, Soon we won’t be able to even pay the interest on our debt. They are on a spending spree because they don’t care. And that is because they are anticipating the demise of the dollar – obama aide admitted they are going to kill the dollar. Please prepare for when the dollar will be dumped as the global currency.

    • We will never be able to pay back our debt. The Federal Reserve is owned privately by the super elite BANKSTERS. .starting with:.Rothschild, J. P. Morgan, Warburg AND John D. ROCKEFELLER.
      The J.P.Morgan headquarters building in Manhattan was recently sold to Chinese for 725 million dollars. It has vaults nine floors underground.

      • You are just another anti semite inhabiting this website. The Jews maybe the smartest people in the world, but one thing they are not is their ability to control the world. The so called Jewish Bankers like Rothschild, and Warburg as as much Jewish as I am a Martian. Just get over this Jewish conspiracy Nazi like behaviour and study history for a change.

      • There is no recovery. our economy is running on debt and the printing press. A currency collapse is worse than a market crash The feds won’t let the market crash so the currency will collapse. Crazy isn’t it? Buy food stores (if you can afford to, get the freeze dried stuff in addition to other staples). And yes buy stuff to trade – car parts, liquor, tires, anything that is useful.). If you can trade your dollars for gold and silver-then buy some. The feds have been manipulating the price of gold so people stay in the dollar When hyperinflation hits you will be glad you did. If you have a fixed mortgage – good. If you can, buy some land away from the big cities. The coming collapse will make 2008 look like a picnic

  6. I believe the U.S. should leave the UN, and the U.S. should not be throwing so much of our hard earned dollars to the UN. who has turned a blind eye to Terrorism time and time again. In the book by Dore Gold titled “Tower of Babble” He has a quote in it by Sir Winston Churchill (1946)..”We Must make sure that [the United Nations’] work is fruitful, that it is a reality and not a sham, that it is a force for action, and not merely a frothing of words, that it is a true temple of peace in which the shields of many nations can some day be hung up, and not merely a cockpit in a Tower of Babel.” Well I believe the UN has turned into that “cockpit in a Tower of Babel”. As the UN is a problem, I believe we in America have a bigger problem to consider, and that is what must be done to keep our Liberties and Freedoms in place, President Obama by his actions continually brings America down. I ask you Mr. West what are we to do? Are we to wait until he tanks the economy, he has already gotten rid of many fine leaders in the Military, how many more scandals are we to put up with, our Bill of Rights are being seriously challenged, are we to wait until more Americans are to be murdered from their decisions or lack of? In Egypt President Obama supported Morsi a Muslim Brotherhood member who would have installed shariah law, which would had been far worse for those Coptic Christians and those not in support of their brand of shariah law, had not the protesters and the Egyptian Military rid themselves of the Morsi and his band of Muslim Brotherhood Terrorists. After being thrown out the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorists and their supporters true colors came out, they destroyed over eighty (80) Coptic Christian Churches, and beat, raped and murdered unarmed, innocent Coptic Christians. Our relations with Egypt have gone sour and understandably so, they received support from the President of the United States the land of the Free and President Obama sends them a trojan horse, by sending them the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorists Savages which would have been far worse than the dictator they already had . According to the book “Shariah The Threat To America” from the Center for Security Policy Team B II, on P.39.. “The Brotherhood has succeeded in penetrating our educational, legal and political systems, as well as top levels of government, intelligence, the media, and U.S. military, virtually paralyzing our ability to plan or respond effectively.” – On page 38 it says the following.. ” The Brotherhood’s internal documents make clear the civilization jihad is subversion waged by stealth instead of violence (as in Egypt) only until such time as Muslims are powerful enough to progress to violent jihad for the final conquest.” again on page 39 it says.. “An informed and determined counter strategy to defend the Constitution from shariah can yet succeed – provided it is undertaken in the prompt, timely and comprehensive manner recommended by Team B II.” I ask you Mr. West Sir as someone I respect and would support for being the President of the United States in 2016, what are we Americans to do right now?

  7. You foolish clowns wont wake up until a Muslim is ready to cut off your head!
    If it is just a moderate Muslim he will turn his head as his people cut off your head!

  8. The U.N. is just a useless organ. Throwing good money at it won’t make it any better.
    The U.N. reminds me of Spock to McCoy, “We must acknowledge once and for all that the purpose of diplomacy is to prolong a crisis.”

  9. A real Congress with ethics and courage would say a loud and clear NO to this TERRORIST stepping on American soil! It would also refuse to accept or fund any new funding of this UN. In fact we should defund and expel the whole organization and every tentacle of it’s grasping monstrosity!

  10. I don’t think the UN should be allowed in this country, period! We also should stop giving them money. Not one red cent. Obomanation, I hope gets impeached sooner the better. Senate needs massive change..

  11. It’s been a couple years since I looked into the UN, back then about 32% of us thought the UN was doing a good job.. and a lot of us wanted them to relocate off US soil,,

    The problem is Obama and his merry band of communists (including Hillary) see a major role for themselves in a Global Government.. The other side of the coin is just as bad, Daddy Bush signed UN21 for the United States, for a while it looked like enough Chamber of Commerce owned Goppers might support the Law of the Sea Treaty for it to be ratified.

    While No President has had the —hmmm courage to submit UN Agenda 21 to the Senate for ratification, they’re afraid of how Americans would react.. It’s provisions have been slowly been being slowly implemented by every President since Bush Sr…

    We are running out of time and elections to stop it

  12. The UN was created as a replacement for the failed League of Nations, an organization whose ostensible purpose was World peace. On June 26, 1950, over 60 years ago, the UN demonstrated that it was an abject failure. Since that time it has demonstrated that failure has grown an exclamation point. It is not a matter of ‘throwing out the baby with the bath water’, it has become a matter of draining a fetid swamp that pollutes everything that is around it. It is the epitome of the definition of insanity to even support it with a thin dime.

    For those who will point out some ‘good’ works of the UN, I will point out that those ‘good’ works pre-eist the UN, and that they were ‘good’ works that the signatory nations considered that they needed for their own national interests whether there was a UN or not. Adding the UN to the mix only served to bloat the beaurocracy concerned.

  13. The heck with what this loony in the white house wants. All the House needs to do is deny him the funds to pay for this nonsense. Cut his legs out from under him. Worthless fool.

  14. The mythical nation called Palestine has been an excuse for barbarity ever since Rome expelled the Jewish people from the Land in 140 CE. Is it not time now for these Arabs of the mythical kingdom they call Palestine to discontinue their farcical pantomime and simply go away?

  15. The UN is antiSemitic and antiUS It is run by dictatorships,like our fast growing dictatorship at home. Palestine was given to the Brits from Turkey after WWI.The promise in the League of Nations was that the territory would be divided into a Jewish State and an Arab State.The Arab State called Transjordan,that is,across the Jordan river-to its eats was created in 1922 when the Brits,at the rquest of the Saudis removed the Hashemites from the Saudi peninsula and gave them 80% of the land that was Palestine.In the land west of the Jordan,that the Jews THOUGHT was to be theirs at the promise of the Brits and the League of nations,instead continued under Brit control,keeping out any Jews wanting to go there (until AFTER WWII).In the meantime Muslims from eastern Europe were transplanted there at the request of the European governments that were still trying to undo the control of eastern Europe by preWWI Turkey (a Muslim country that “encouraged” foreign populations under its control to convert to Islam). The Brits did nothing when Arab and Muslim pogroms wiped out Jewish populations in Hebron and other cities populated by Jews in the area of Palestine west of the Jordan (of course NO JEWS were even allowed to live on the eastern side of the Jordan). In order to get the Brits to live up to its promises, in the 1930s palestinians,that is JEWS formed a battalion that helped the Brits fight the Nazis in North Africa and Italy.The Arabs in the remainder of Palestine controlled by the Brits supported the Naziis.In fact,Yasser Arafat’s uncle, who was the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, spent WWII in Berlin urging the Naziis to kill as many Jews as possible-world wide, for fear of any migration to the remainder of Palestine still under British control. These same Arab groups and countries now dominate the UN,not a single democracy among them. 80% of all resolutions before the General Assembly and the Security Council of the UN (including China and Russia,both with veto powers in the Security Council;both of whom have supported Iran and North Korea) are anti Israel.Only under Obama has there been a threat to allow sanctions against Israel unless it did the bidding of the US,such as freeing hundreds of murderers of Jewish civilians.This has now stopped only because, against previous agreements ,the Arabs are now seeking to get their state on the land of Israel through the UN,ignoring complying with ANY of the commitments to the US and Israel. From this we get our moronic Secretary of State blaming the Jews along with the Arabs for the “stalemate.” It seems that in each century the world is not satisfied with the status of Jews unless they agree to their own suicide.May be Kerry ought to stay home to join his wife in her and Heinz’ sponsorship of efforts to isolate and delegitimatize the Jewish state:that’s what we’re supposed to believe is an honest broker in the Middle East?.

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