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    The United Nations is running a deficit of $230 million, Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned on Monday, and may run out of money by the end of October unless world governments immediately meet their financial obligations.

    U.S. taxpayers would most likely be hardest hit by any immediate cash injection into the global organization.

    The United States is by far the U.N.’s biggest financial contributor, providing 22 percent of its operating budget and funding 28 percent of peacekeeping missions, which currently cost $8 billion annually.

    The next two major contributors are Germany and the U.K.

    In a letter intended for the 37,000 employees at the U.N. secretariat and obtained by AFP, Guterres said unspecified, “additional stop-gap measures” would have to be taken to ensure salaries and entitilements are met.

    These might include holding less meetings and cutting back on travel and associated entitlements.

    “Member States have paid only 70 per cent of the total amount needed for our regular budget operations in 2019. This translates into a cash shortage of $230 million at the end of September. We run the risk of depleting our backup liquidity reserves by the end of the month,” he wrote.

    Donald Trump has long pushed for reform of the U.N. and just last week warned the “future does not belong to globalists” in a [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] to the organization’s leaders:

    In December 2017 Nikki Haley, the then United States Ambassador to the organization, announced the federal government had reduced its contribution to the U.N.’s annual budget by $285 million, as Breitbart News [Only registered and activated users can see links. ].

    Haley’s statement came after the U.N. [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] the United States for President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The resolution, backed by nations with long records of [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], passed 128-9. Haley immediately responded by threatening to reduce America’s U.N. funding.

    “The United States will remember this day in which it was singled out for attack in the General Assembly for the very act of exercising our right as a sovereign nation,” Haley told the assembly in New York City.

    “We will remember it when we are called upon to once again make the world’s largest contribution to the United Nations and we will remember it when so many countries come calling on us, as they so often do, to pay even more and to use our influence for their benefit.”

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    Get the UN out of the US and let Russia, China, France and every other nation pay an EQUAL share. Secondly, they need to cut staff, salaries and entitlements. NYC can't collect on the millions in parking fines owed by folks who work there. Then De Blasio can turn that complex into housing for the poor
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    Screw them all.
    Time to get out of the UN
    They take our money, and then hate us.
    Let them hate us without our money.
    Better spent on our border security and our military.
    Give all our warriors a pay raise.
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    UN has been a waste of time and real estate for as long as I can remember. Trump was right to reduce money to UN; would be better to cut them off completely. If we are going to give them anything, let it be the toes of our boots as we show them the way out.
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    Send the UN to Iraq! Get us out of the UN and get the UN the f out of the Unted States.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KILTED COWBOY View Post
    Screw them all.
    Time to get out of the UN
    They take our money, and then hate us.
    Let them hate us without our money.
    Better spent on our border security and our military.
    Give all our warriors a pay raise.
    Well I hope they can raise the funds without our help. Those 3rd world "ambassadors" have been living it up, high on the hog, on the US, just so
    they can convene their assembly and crap all over us.

    Let's give Turtle Bay back to the Rockefellers, or put it on a paying basis, to defray some of our national debt.

    Let the UN ambassadors all get hosted in some other foreign country, let's see what they think of the U.S. when the new host nation tells them
    "F.U., you can buy all your steaks, lobsters, caviar and silk sheets on your own dime. Our taxpayers aren't paying for your entitled comfort and arrogant opinions".

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    Sounds like a bunch of very important UN Ambassadors are about to start flying coach and staying at motel 6.

    They run out of money, ....... The disease cures itself.

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    Just don't move it to California. Motel 6 won't be able to leave the light on for them.
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