Friday, March 21, 2008

Unfunded Mandates

What makes the U.N. they they're immune?

The WP fronts word that the United Nations presented donors with a supplemental request for almost $1.1 billion over the next two years. The move would increase U.N. expenses by 25 percent and lead to the largest administrative budget in the history of the organization. But here's the rub: The Bush administration is to blame for much of this increase. Even though the United States has long sought to decrease U.N. spending, the Bush administration has been pushing the organization to take on a variety of new and complex tasks that are proving to be quite expensive. But, of course, U.S. officials suggest the United Nations should find savings in other programs that the Bush administration doesn't think are as important.
Just another example of the philosophical hypocrisy rampant in Republican politics. Berate and hate the U.N. while using it to defray personal responsibility and then deny the funding.

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