Just one more step on the road to ‘Trumplandia’
Putin’s plan is being followed to a T …
Just one more example of the Trump/GOP hypocrisy, as Trump is *demanding* that Germany & other countries pay for their “fair” share of NATO while cutting the U.S. financial contribution to the United Nations.
As I have said here before this prick and his sidekick “Whitey” Bannon have such hard-ons for Trump to be a ‘war-time’ president that they are willing to toss EVERYTHING that make America a great country overboard to achieve that goal.
Plus, hey, a war covers up/distracts from all the looting and grifts underway by the gypsies, Trumps and thieves he has ensconced in the White House.
White House Seeks to Cut Billions in Funding for United Nations
Source: Foreign Policy
State Department staffers have been instructed to seek cuts in excess of 50 percent in U.S. funding for U.N. programs, signaling an unprecedented retreat by President Donald Trump’s administration from international operations that keep the peace, provide vaccines for children, monitor rogue nuclear weapons programs, and promote peace talks from Syria to Yemen, according to three sources.
The push for such draconian measures comes as the White House is scheduled on Thursday to release its 2018 budget proposal, which is expected to include cuts of up to 37 percent for spending on the State Department, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and other foreign assistance programs, including the U.N., in next year’s budget. The United States spends about $10 billion a year on the United Nations.
It remains unclear whether the full extent of the steeper U.N. cuts will be reflected in the 2018 budget, which will be prepared by the White House Office of Management and Budget, or whether, as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has proposed, the cuts would be phased in over the coming three years. One official close to the Trump administration said Tillerson has been given flexibility to decide how the cuts would be distributed.
On March 9 in New York, U.S. diplomats in a closed-door meeting warned key U.N. members, including wealthy donors from Europe, Japan, and South Korea, to “expect a big financial constraint” on U.S. spending at the United Nations, said one European diplomat. “There are rumors of big cuts to the State Department budget, but again, on our side, no figures,” the diplomat said.
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