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U.N. Chief Calls U.S. "Deadbeat" Donor

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  • U.N. Chief Calls U.S. "Deadbeat" Donor

    U.N. chief calls U.S. 'deadbeat' donor

    Last Update: 2:31 pm

    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon acknowledges he referred to the U.S. as a "deadbeat" donor during a meeting today with members of Congress.

    That's raised the hackles of some lawmakers. The senior Republican on the House Foreign Relations Committee, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, for instance, says the U.S. contributes "a whole lot of" taxpaper dollars to the U.N. and doesn't deserve to be called a deadbeat.

    Ban, trying to downplay any slight, says he'd like the U.S. to be more timely in its payments. Washington agrees to foot 22 percent of the U.N.'s bill but is currently about $1 billion behind.

    The secretary-general today also urged the U.S. to take a leadership role in an international accord on fighting global warming.

    Massachusetts Democrat Bill Delahunt, who heads a House U.N. subcommittee, says he thinks Ban got a generally "very respectful" reception from lawmakers.

  • #2
    The man was an insulting ass. I think maybe the U.N. needs to find another "home" country.


    • #3
      HP, I agree! He only said that to the ones he said it to because he COULD and get away with it. PC don'tcha know and no one stood up at that moment and threw a shoe at him.


      • #4
        Why don't they kick us out??? :D


        Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to
        beat you to death with it because it is empty.

        The faster you finish the fight, the less shot you will get.


        • #5
          Originally posted by Zombie Axe View Post
          Why don't they kick us out??? :D
          Because we pay their fracking bills.
          "If Howdy Doody runs against him, I'm voting for the puppet." - SkyOwl's Wife, 2012


          • #6
            Has the UN outlived it's usefulness? (If it ever had one to begin with)...honestly, what have they done for US?


            • #7
              Maybe they should UN-ass them selves from our country!


              • #8
                To the United Nations, I quote the immortal words of AC/DC:

                "Who Made Who? Who Made You?"

                "Apocalypse is by no means inevitable." --Jim Rice.