Friday, May 15, 2015

Cut back on UN funding

Dear Fellow American,
Our politicians continue to pour your tax money into the United Nations.
When will they learn that the American people are sick and tired of throwing billions of dollars into this black hole of waste, fraud, and abuse?!
The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste has been battling out-of-control spending and taxes since 1984. But nothing gets on our nerves more than the federal government wasting billions and billions of our tax dollars to prop up the UN.
This den of bureaucrats, crooks, dictators, and thieves doesn't deserve a single penny of your hard-earned money.
And yet, every year the politicians give in and fork over more and more American tax dollars.
It's time to change that.
With fiscal conservatives now in control of Congress, we have an unprecedented opportunity to drastically slash U.S. funding of the bloated and wasteful United Nations.
But we need to make sure Congress' newly elected leadership knows that this is a top priority for American taxpayers, which is why I need your signature on this petition right now!
Right now, Americans are paying $1.2 BILLION per year in DUES to the UN. We also pay $2.2 BILLION, or 28 percent, of the UN peacekeeping budget. Then there are the "voluntary payments" for special UN programs and funds. In one recent year, we gave the UN a record total of $7.7 BILLION.
America's taxpayers pay 25 percent of all UN expenses! And this is at a time when our own government is still running a deficit of nearly half a trillion dollars!
Here is what your money is paying for:
•   The UN is planning to construct yet another spectacular building in New York at a cost of as much as $2 billion.
•   Former UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali has admitted that "perhaps half of the UN workforce does nothing useful."
•   The anti-American Marxist dictatorship in Venezuela was just given a seat on the UN Security Council where it will join Russia and China in voting against the U.S.
•   Third World dictators routinely fly to UN headquarters in New York to attack our great country and undermine our national interests.
•   And UN-funded "peacekeeper" troops have abused the people they are supposed to be protecting and created a deadly and costly cholera epidemic in Haiti!
Congress must slash funding for the UN. American taxpayers should not be paying for this waste and abuse.
The new leadership in Congress needs to know that this issue is of the utmost importance for the American people. Especially right now, as our government continues to run massive deficits and the Obama Administration is cutting our own defense budget. Just click here.
And please, please ask everyone you know to sign this National Petition as well.
If we don't stand up now, Congress will continue funding the UN year after year.
That's how things work in Washington. And it's got to stop.
Thank you for all of your help.
Thomas A. Schatz
Council for Citizens Against Government Waste

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