U.S. Cuts UNESCO Funds
UNESCO voted Monday to admit Palestine into the organization as its newest member, and the United States promptly responded by cutting off funding for the agency.I got all excited when I read this. For a moment I thought Michelle had let barry have his balls back (at least for a little while). Then I read the second paragraph.
Acting under a legal requirement to cut U.S. funds to any U.N. agency that recognizes a Palestinian state, the State Department on Monday announced that the United States has stopped funding the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization because of the vote.Ah, now I understand. obama had no choice, although I'm sure he's working on some way to resume funding under a presidential edict. Either that or he'll take credit for reducing the budget deficit by $80M.
The United States provides UNESCO with more than $80 million a year, covering about 22 percent of its budget, thus making any cutoff painful.Good. I hope it pains those assholes. In fact, I hope the U.N. votes to give those
The prohibition on U.S. funding of U.N. agencies that recognize a Palestinian state was included in two pieces of legislation that were signed into law by President George H.W. Bush in 1990 and President Bill Clinton in 1994.Bipartisanship at its best...