The United States government pays around $8 billion annually to that den of thieves and terrorists known as the United Nations.
Now would be a good time to pull funding, tell them to kick rocks and relocate in whatever squalid hellhole supports their perverted brand of global “justice.”
But I’m getting ahead of myself.
Earlier today, Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) introduced a piece of legislation aimed at getting the U.N. out of the pockets of American taxpayers, due to the resolution passed against Israel settlements, recently.
The bill specifically calls for an end to the flow of funds until the resolution is fully repealed and the repeal confirmed by the president.
The resolution itself condemned Jewish settlements in East Jerusalem, as well as along the West Bank. It was approved in a unanimous vote, with the U.S. abstaining, rather than speaking up to veto.
From the Hill:
Cruz said President Obama “betrayed decades of robust bipartisan American support for Israel” by having his administration abstain from voting on the resolution rather than vetoing it.
“Congress must hold the U.N. accountable and use our leverage as its largest contributor to push for the repeal of this resolution, making it clear to the world that Congress stands unequivocally against efforts to undermine Israel,” he added.
As I pointed out before, they’re paid $8 billion annually, yet, they act as if they’re doing us a favor by taking our money.
President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry both, surprisingly, received bipartisan scorn and condemnation for the unprecedented move against our nation’s staunchest ally in the Middle East.
It was well-deserved scorn, and if what they did was so atrocious that even Democrats like Chuck Schumer voiced disapproval, you know it was bad.
Graham, who oversees funding for the State Department and foreign operations, called the vote “a slap” against the Middle East ally.
“I begged the U.N. months before, don’t put me in this box. This was John Kerry and Obama taking a slap at Israel,” Graham said.
It was absolutely meant to harm Israel.
With a 342 – 80 vote, the House passed a resolution last week to denounce the vote by the U.N. Security Council. It was proof that government can be bipartisan to get things done, as 109 Democrats favored the resolution, and only 76 disapproved.
Nicely done, people.