Saturday, March 25, 2017

Trump administration wants to strip one billion in funding from UN peacekeeping operations. Gee, how humane.

Courtesy of Yahoo News:  

The White House is seeking to cut $1 billion in funding for U.N. peacekeeping operations and to eliminate hundreds of millions of dollars for other U.N. programs that care for needy children and seek to lift the world’s poorest out of a life of grinding poverty, according to two diplomatic sources briefed on the plan. 

The proposal is certain to face strong pushback from Democratic and Republican congressional leaders, who warned that President Donald Trump’s budget will never be passed. But it reflected the White House’s clear desire to jettison America’s traditional role as the champion of the downtrodden and embrace that of a military powerhouse to be feared. 

The White House budget office informed State Department officials this week that the administration plans to eliminate all U.S. funding to the $326 million International Organizations and Programs account, which provides more than $130 million to UNICEF — a sizable chunk of the more than $500 million the United States contributed to the U.N. agency in 2016 — and around $70 million to the U.N. Development Programme. 

They were also told to brace for a 40 percent cut to the State Department’s U.N. peacekeeping budget. The United States contributed more than $2 billion to the U.N.’s $8 billion-plus peacekeeping budget last year.

I guess Trump is trying to save money to cover the costs of around the clock Secret Service protection for his family and repeated trips to Mar-a-Lago.

What are the lives of a bunch of people who are clearly not Americans in comparison to that?

It is so hard to type while I keep having to face palm in shame.


  1. Anonymous8:39 AM

    I agree with the assessment of making the US a military power house to be feared.

    1. Anonymous10:08 AM

      Please, continue.

    2. Anonymous11:15 AM

      I suppose you also were in favor of military tanks at the inauguration as Donnie wanted?

    3. Anonymous11:44 AM

      The last thing America needs as ANOTHER friggin' war outside of our country! We cannot afford it!

      I see war coming within our own country - and it's called 'civil' war. To be led by the obese asshole sitting in whichever home he selects on a given day! He's a racist pig and will have neighbor against neighbor. Watch The Donald's every move, America!

      And, be aware of the Republicans surrounding you!

  2. Anonymous8:46 AM

    Why doesn't he kick their headquarters out of NYC while he's at it?

  3. Anonymous8:55 AM

    OT - Daily Beast article on Nunes strange behavior.

    Devin Nunes Vanished the Night Before He Made Trump Surveillance Claims

    The Republican intelligence chairman got a message and jumped out of an Uber. The next morning he dropped a bombshell based on classified information.

  4. Anonymous9:14 AM

    I know we're supposed to leave the kids out of things when we complain about politicians, but it's impossible not to think of Barron when Trump does things like deregulate so that other American children have to breathe in air and drink wtaer that will make them sick and possibly kill them. Same goes now with this UN thing. Trump ought to imagine Barron in all these situations. I have absolutely no problem with the idea of protesters using Barron's name and picture on signs when it comes to these Trump decisions.

    1. Anonymous10:57 AM

      Trump has no compassion nor empathy for those he feels are beneath him. They didn't work hard enough or whatever, never mind that, had he not been born into his wealth, he could have very much been of the same plight.

      What does he care? As long as he's got his.

    2. Anonymous11:29 AM

      Trump never cared about his own children until they were old enough to make him a profit.

      Why on earth would he care about someone else's children, especially brown ones on the other side of the world?

    3. Anonymous3:37 PM

      11:29: my thoughts exactly. This orange abomination does not care about ANYONE except himself. That includes his immediate family. He would sell them to the highest bidder if the bid is high enough.

  5. Anonymous9:17 AM

    And here's the reason why Trump isn't golfing at Mar-a-Lago today but is golfing at his VA club. There was a GOP fundraiser at the FLA location last night. Melania showed up. Trump clearly stayed away because of conflict of interest issues (although it was fine that Mel rewarded people by showing up):

    1. Anonymous4:37 PM

      The GOP just paid the trump's $150,000 to rent a room for their fundraiser.

      That money should go directly to the treasury or secret service budget, not in trump's pocket. The Crook!!

  6. Anonymous9:37 AM


  7. Anonymous10:00 AM

    Judge Judy Help USa>

    "Graham said, “Judge Gorsuch was one of the finest people, I think, President Trump could’ve chosen. I am going to enthusiastically support him, and if the Democrats try to filibuster him, they will be making a huge mistake.”
    Fuck that^-the WORLD is at stake.

    1. Anonymous10:27 AM

      The Russian mole doesn't get a Supreme Court pick.

  8. Anonymous10:23 AM

    Republicans can confirm Judge Garland next week and redeem one small atta boy award. But there will not be compromise, forgiveness, or acceptance of that asshole communist liar.

  9. Anonymous10:24 AM

    Republicans? your are finished and must rebuild that clown car.

  10. Anonymous10:28 AM

    Not humane. Not human.

    Pat Padrnos

    1. Anonymous3:39 PM


    2. Anonymous4:47 PM

      Exactly, starve children in exchange for military hardware, such Christian values.

      If the rich and corporations paid their fair share of taxes, there would be enough money to cover all things trump hates like UNICEF, PBS, and Sesame St. etc.

    3. Anonymous4:08 AM

      I have a hard time understanding just how dreadful this new administration is. Every day there's a whole list of good things that the administration is attacking. There will be absolutely nothing decent left in less than a year, just about what Putin wants for us.

  11. Anonymous11:33 AM

    Trump is incapable of learning or any intelligence or sophistication. He has not earned anyone's trust.
    Once a con artist always a con artist.
    Do not trust him for one second. No matter what he says. Please.
    Look at all the people that he lied to,and still they voted for him. Now that you know he will say anything, do you still support him?
    He is a sneaky, vindictive coward. He is trying to get us in a war,so we will forget his awful lack of leadership and governance!


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