While President Obama was talking about the Republican budget and calling it a “stinkburger,” his ambassador to the United Nations was testifying about his budget request to increase funding to the UN and other international groups by a whopping 33%. Talk about a stinkburger.
When U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power testifies before a House Appropriations subcommittee on Wednesday, the panel will consider a budget request for international organizations that is 33 percent bigger than last year’s, including a 43 percent hike in U.S. contributions to peacekeeping missions.
The administration’s fiscal year 2015 budget request for the U.N. and other organizations is $4.036 billion, up from $3.031 billion in FY2014. For contributions to peacekeeping missions, it is asking for $2.518 billion, up from $1.765 last year. (Read More)
Here’s a snapshot of the US debt clock on April 3, 2014 at 12:09 AM. Need I say more?