By JAVIER MANJARRESPresident Obama wants Americans to believe that the U.S. government has been brought to its knees because of sequestration. In reality, the President’s economic policies, including his big government agenda that has hiked up tax rates, not to mention his refusal to work with Republicans, are the real factors that have been the political wrench thrown into the U.S. government’s ‘cog works.’
So, as the Federal government continues to cut White House self-guided tours, vital military spending, air traffic control towers, and now cutting 6 percent from the State Department’s budget, the state Department is now announcing that it will increase spending on the United Nations next year. The spending increase to the United Nations will be roughly $3.6 billion in 2014.
But don’t expect that to be the final spending increase dollar amount, as Fox News reports that this is not “the final tally of Obama Administration support, as hundreds of millions of dollars in U.S. development, health and other funds are usually channeled through U.N. agencies and institutions — with the U.N. agencies taking with the U.N. agencies taking administrative fees as part of the deal. The most recent tally on the website of the White House Management and Budget website, for example, lists support for the U.N. at $7.7 billion — in 2010.”