With times so tough all around, you might be thinking of cutting back on how much money you spend, but at the United Nations there is no such as budget cuts. Not when Barack Obama is there to be their Santa Claus. While you cut back, the United Nations spends even more.
The U.N. General Assembly approved an increase of about 5 percent to cover the United Nations’ regular operations in 2012-2013 on Monday evening
It took the U.N.’s budget committee until Monday afternoon to reach agreement on a host of budget-related issues after meeting all weekend.
Well they had to work through the weekend. They deserve a 5 percent raise for that alone, don’t they?
U.S. deputy ambassador Joseph Torsella said the United States “is pleased by the significant progress we were able to achieve toward advancing fiscal discipline during a period of significant global financial difficulty and setting the United Nations on the path of increased efficiency.”
The United States is also pleased to have kept the 22 percent ceiling and to have negotiated a budget outline for 2014-2015 “that instills real financial discipline by keeping the U.N. budget level constant over several years,” he said.
So the US will go on paying nearly a quarter of the UN budget while the UN raises its budget by percent… and that’s an example of real financial discipline?