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Since we host, I guess we pay for that. I'd guess we also provide logistics, comm and most tech support. That all adds up.
10-09-2019 07:54 PM
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Does trump ever pay his bills?
10-09-2019 08:08 PM
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(10-09-2019 01:54 AM)georgia_tech_swagger Wrote:  I hope we don't pay another penny.


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Well we didn't pay in full like the nice people in Canada.
10-09-2019 08:22 PM
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(10-09-2019 07:00 PM)Fort Bend Owl Wrote:  
(10-09-2019 06:51 PM)gdunn Wrote:  
(10-09-2019 05:05 PM)Fort Bend Owl Wrote:  
(10-09-2019 03:19 PM)gdunn Wrote:  While you're pondering your response FBO.. Think on this as well.. The UN doesn't have enough funds to possibly make it through October as it stands, and have cut out all travel unless it's deemed essential, so what all are they doing that's non-essential? And how do you piss through that kind of money?
I'm sure there is massive excess in their expenditures. And yes, this isn't just Trump. We've been at odds with our bills to the U.N. for decades now. But we have always ended up paying them (I believe) up until now.
IMO, the U.N. continues to do very important work in worldwide humanitarian efforts. And lately, they've released some very important work in the field of climate change. I'm sure they can pay their bills with some fundraising.
But again, leaving the U.N. (and I believe deciding not to pay our bills) should be left up to Congress and not President Trump. Ron Paul certainly tried his best to leave the U.N., but he never was able to gain any support for his bill.
Again why should we pay most of the tab when most of them hate us, supply them with a military, and a place to meet where they’re free to do whatever and all would laugh if our country fails?
'Most of the tab' is a bit of an exaggeration. Yes, we have the biggest bill, but 22 percent is not what I would call most. If we were paying above half, yes I think you could say that. We also don't provide hardly any of the soldiers who make up the UN peacekeeping troops. That 'military' is more than 100,000 strong and we are not among the top 25 countries in terms of who provides that peacekeeping group.
Here's the list of where they come from if you're interested - Ethiopia, India and Pakistan are the top three countries. We do provide the most money to pay those peacekeepers (28 percent, followed by China at 10 percent and Japan just under 10 percent).
https://bestdelegate.com/united-nations-...d-funding/

22 percent is pretty excessive considering our share of the world's population (<5%). It's pretty much in line with our share of the world's GDP.

The UN is largely an outgrowth of that same mentality that produced the Bretton Woods deals. People who like the idea of one world government love it. People who prefer a more nationalist approach hate it.
10-09-2019 11:18 PM
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(10-09-2019 03:11 PM)Fort Bend Owl Wrote:  Isn't that how legislation is supposed to work?

"You have to pass the bill to see what's in the bill. (Clinton, that is.)"
I'm sure he said it to every intern first, s'okay. LMFAO!
10-10-2019 01:52 AM
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(10-09-2019 08:08 PM)cb4029 Wrote:  Does trump ever pay his bills?

Do the other UN nations pay their fair share?
10-10-2019 07:50 AM
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(10-09-2019 02:55 PM)Fort Bend Owl Wrote:  Syria has paid its dues from what I saw. The U.S. owes the U.N. a billion dollars.

Nice of Trump to make that decision to not pay the bill by himself. What part of not having a mandate does he not understand?

From what I've read it looks like Congress, not the executive branch, is responsible for paying the UN dues. Also, the bill isn't "overdue", it's just an outstanding bill that is usually paid at the end of the year. Apparently 64 other nations have also not paid due yet .

So, looks like this has nothing to do with Trump.
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