Saturday, December 23, 2006

How to Save the Federal Gov't $400M

The UN wants to renovate it's buildings, with a price tag of $1.9B. And they want the US to fork over $400M of our hard earned taxpayer's dollars.
The price tag on a long-stalled renovation of the landmark United Nations headquarters has soared to $1.9 billion from the 2002 estimate of $1 billion, when the project was first envisioned, according to new figures released on Thursday.

The U.N. General Assembly's budget committee called for the 192-nation body to adopt a draft resolution setting a budget of $1.878 billion for the project, which if approved would finally get off the ground next year.

The assembly is expected to approve the measure on Friday.


The money would be raised through increases in the dues paid by all U.N. member nations on a sliding scale. Governments would have a choice of paying their share all at once or in five yearly installments beginning in 2007, the draft says.

That would put the poorest nations' share at a little under $2 million each. The United States, the world's biggest economy which picks up the tab for 22 percent of the regular U.N. budget, would pay over $400 million.

That $400M can be better spent here in the US, rather than renovating a building full of crooks, cowards and Jews Haters. And if the US doesn't dish out the dough, then maybe the UN will have to move somewhere else. It's a win-win situation, we save money and the UN moves, it doesn't get any better than that.

Mr Minority