Kirsters Baish| United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, had made it crystal clear that the United States was planning on cutting its budget to fund the Globalist’s United Nations. Haley has now announced that the United States wouldn’t be paying anymore than its share of the United Nations budget for keeping the peace.
The United States will no longer shoulder more than a quarter of the multibillion-dollar costs of the United Nations’ peacekeeping operations, Washington’s envoy said Wednesday.
“Peacekeeping is a shared responsibility,” U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said at a Security Council debate on peacekeeping reform. “All of us have a role to play, and all of us must step up.”
The U.S. is the biggest contributor, assessed about 28.5 percent of this year’s $7.3 billion peacekeeping budget.
Haley cited a 25 percent cap in United States law when she explained that it would be the limit “moving forward.” Haley went on to say that her remarks apply to this year’s peacekeeping budget.
There are now 15 ‘peacekeeping’ missions worldwide run by the United Nations. President Trump’s administration has had issues in the past with throwing money down the black hole that is the UN and has expressed interest in cutting the current year’s budget. This year’s budget is $570 million less than last year’s. The U.S. wanted an even larger decrease.
When the cut was approved in June, Haley was quoted saying, “We’re only getting started.” This came after a $400 million cut the year before Trump was inaugurated.
On Wednesday, Haley explained that the United States would be working to make sure cuts are done “in a fair and sensible manner that protects U.N. peacekeeping.”
Under former President Bill Clinton, Congress passed a law which would cap the peacekeeping budget at 25%. The Obama admin contributed money in excess of the Congressional cap.
CNS reported that in the year 2000, the United Nations announced that they would be reducing the United States peacekeeping assessment to 25 percent of the total. It was further reduced through the next ten years. In 2000, the budget started out at 30.28 percent. By 2009, it was down to 25.96 percent. Then in 2010, the budget began to rise again. The Obama administration and Congress amended U.S. law to raise the budget cap for certain periods.
“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.
We’ve seen all kinds of issues with peacekeeping missions from corruption to sexual abuse. Last year alone, an Associated Press investigative series found around 2,000 claims of misconduct by peacekeepers and U.N. personnel around the world. This came during a 12 year period.
The United States has no business taking tax payer money to fund a super-national, global government organization which theoretically supersedes US sovereignty. The United States, via our diplomats, should have open dialogue with all nations but should never surrender sovereignty or allocate funds for the use of anyone other than our elected officials, especially not to the United Nations.