To state the obvious, our spending is out of control. It is equally obvious that anyone who wants America to continue spending the way our government has been for the last few years, simply wants America to commit economic suicide.
Where can we start cutting?
There are some obvious no brainers. With hundreds of billions of dollars in waste, fraud and duplicated services, picking targets should be easy.
Lets start with a real no brainer: The United Nations.
In case you missed this gem, from the UK Guardian:
A United Nations investigator probing discrimination against Native Americans has called on the US government to return some of the land stolen from Indian tribes as a step toward combatting continuing and systemic racial discrimination.
James Anaya, the UN special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, said no member of the US Congress would meet him as he investigated the part played by the government in the considerable difficulties faced by Indian tribes.
Anaya said that in nearly two weeks of visiting Indian reservations, indigenous communities in Alaska and Hawaii, and Native Americans now living in cities, he encountered people who suffered a history of dispossession of their lands and resources, the breakdown of their societies and "numerous instances of outright brutality, all grounded on racial discrimination".
"It's a racial discrimination that they feel is both systemic and also specific instances of ongoing discrimination that is felt at the individual level," he said. Anaya said racism extended from the broad relationship between federal or state governments and tribes down to local issues such as education.
Who the hell asked the United Nations to even look at this issue? Perhaps they should spend some time investigating Iran’s atrocities or the way Islamists persecute non-Muslims throughout the Middle East.
I will say, for the first time in my life I am proud of Congress, since no one from that body would meet with this clown.
Why are we even spending money on the United Nations? Can anyone name one good thing the United Nations has done recently? For FY2012, the estimated cost of the United Nations to the United States is almost $4 billion. That is $4 billion in waste.
The United States pays for the privilege of hosting a bunch of radical leftists and America hating Islamists and what do we get for this?
Not a damn thing.
Our economy is a train wreck, heading at full speed off of a cliff. Cutting $4 billion from the budget for the United Nations won’t stop the train wreck, but it is a great place to start.
You have forgotten? The UN is in the process of taking over our Country...BO's plan, to transform America..NWO
Jerks all of them have to be stopped.
I need to see where Obama or any other "Public Official" have the "Authority" to give any of "We The People's " Property to anyone ???
O can use that chair he is sitting in for 8 months.
It amazes me that the "Feds" believe that "They" own a damn thing ! All the land, water and "natural resources" are here for the benefit of "We the People" any anyone that uses it "improperly" will not "Be Blessed for their immoral, improper and illegal behavior".
Excused me.....but we have been down this damn road for about 150 years. The United Nations does not have a "damn thing to say about what we do or don't do"......in the United States of America....anyone that is not "happy" about "their lot here"....please....do not let the door hit you in the ass....on the way out !
How about someome else "Sponsoring the UN".....How about Berlin ??
Here's another 4 Billion that can be saved virtually instantly. Stop the IRS from paying child tax credits to illegal aliens for kids that are living in Mexico. In many cases, these kids are nieces and nephews of these illegals and have never been in the U.S.
Yes, that's right, Obama is signing into legislation against congress that the UN has the say in when we go to war, especially Russia and China.
The United States of America Constitution does not "give anyone the authority to declare war but The United States Congress" !
Someone, please tell me how any official of this government can "give" anyone authority for sanything that is not in compliance with the United States of America Constitution ?
See my remarks below and go to the web sites showing how Agenda 21 (a treaty signed by Clinton with the UN in 1994) - a UN plan has been being implemented right under your nose for 20 years - is about to ruin this country, permanently, unless we stop it. See the sites I listed in a reply to Joe Gomez, just below.
Ron, I know that, do you really think Obama does or even cares?! I watched a video of Dick Morris saying that Obama is going to sign a treaty with the UN that we can only go to war if they decide and that includes Russia and China and that he's going against Congress. I will find it and post it.
Here is the link Ronald.
Ronald, where have you been for the last almost four years? Constitution? Hey he has all but
crapped in the middle of it.. He has not followed that document since day one. You keep falling back on
that and if you can tell us how to stop him, please do. Words are all I hear...
I don't want this anymore than anyone else here, but hey fella its coming right at us all.
I love your word compliance...This man has used his executive pen to all but wipe the constitution
out. And the Congress, what have they done to stop any of it...NOTHING....
Oh, another executive order, gee how many does that make?