Tim Brown – May 15, 2017
One of the good things to come of the $1.1 trillion government-wide spending bill that was passed earlier this month was the fact that $640 million in United Nations funding was slashed.
According to the Associated Press, “Funding for U.N. agencies is cut by $640 million from current levels.”
While that is a good thing, we should have entirely defunded the United Nations and kicked them off US soil.
European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini spoke to the U.N. Security Council last Tuesday. The Washington Post reports:
Mogherini said the EU’s voluntary contributions to the U.N.’s funds and agencies “amount to half of their total budget” because organizations like the World Health Organization, the World Food Program and the U.N. children’s agency UNICEF promote key ingredients for peace.
“It is essential for us that we all keep investing in these U.N. agencies,” she said.