Politics

This Is How Many Billions Of Dollars We’d Save By Cutting Foreign Aid

President Trump made the, surprisingly, controversial decision to move, rightfully, the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and recognize, rightfully, Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. This decision prompted an international outcry against the US.

First, the UN Security Council tried to condemn the decision and encourage the US to reverse its decision. The Security Council seemingly forgot two things: (1) the UN is not supposed to infringe on other nations sovereignty; and (2) as a permanent member of the council the US can veto any decision, unilaterally. And that is exactly what the US did. The final vote was 14-1 with only the US voting against, however, because of the veto power the US held, the resolution failed.

Then the UN moved to the General Assembly to try and pass a resolution condemning the decision by President Trump. The final vote on that resolution was 128-9 with 56 countries not voting. Unfortunately, the US does not have veto power in the General Assembly so the resolution passed.

However, that did not stop Nikki Haley from criticizing the other countries saying they would take the names of those who voted against the resolution. Donald Trump followed that up by threatening to stop funding to those countries.

If Donald followed through on that threat, according to the Daily Caller, the US would save $24 billion…every single year. If the US stopped sending aid to the 128 countries that voted against the US, our country would save a significant portion of the money.

And that does not even include the money the US would save if they stopped funding the UN as a whole as well. Adam Baldwin even offered up his solution for a de-funded New York UN headquarters.

Future votes in the UN will probably go differently if these countries start to realize that President Trump is not afraid to follow through on his promises. He has already shown in his first year as President that he is a man of his word. So watch out 128 countries, you may be short on money if you continue to bite the hand that feeds you.

Here is the whole list:

Afghanistan — $5,060,306,050

Albania — $27,479,989

Algeria — $17,807,222

Andorra — $0

Angola — $64,489,547

Armenia — $22,239,896

Austria — $310,536

Azerbaijan — $15,312,389

Bahrain — $6,573,352

Bangladesh — $263,396,621

Barbados — $5,442,370

Belarus — $11,166,107

Belgium — $3,101,636

Belize — $8,613,838

Bolivia — $1,378,654

Botswana — $57,252,922

Brazil — $14,899,949

Brunei — $354,829

Bulgaria — $20,066,715

Burkina Faso — $74,469,144

Burundi — $70,507,528

Cabo Verde — $5,044,716

Cambodia — $103,194,295

Chad — $117,425,683

Chile — $2,266,071

China — $42,263,025

Comoros — $1,057,063

Congo — $8,439,457

Costa Rica — $14,650,552

Cote d’Ivoire — $161,860,737

Cuba — $15,776,924

Cyprus — $0

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) — $2,142,161

Denmark — $3,455

Djibouti — $24,299,878

Dominica — $616,000

Ecuador — $26,014,579

Egypt — $1,239,291,240

Eritrea — $119,364

Estonia — $15,937,295

Ethiopia — $1,111,152,703

Finland — $33,492

France — $4,660,356

Gabon — $31,442,404

Gambia — $3,197,858

Germany — $5,484,317

Ghana — $724,133,065

Greece — $8,508,639

Grenada — $690,300

Guinea — $87,630,410

Guyana — $9,691,030

Iceland — $0

India — $179,688,851

Indonesia — $222,431,738

Iran — $3,350,327

Iraq — $5,280,379,380

Ireland — $0

Italy — $454,613

Japan — $20,804,795

Jordan — $1,214,093,785

Kazakhstan — $80,418,203

Kuwait — $112,000

Kyrgyzstan — $41,262,984

Laos — $57,174,076

Lebanon — $416,553,311

Liberia — $473,677,614

Libya — $26,612,087

Liechtenstein — $0

Lithuania — $15,709,304

Luxembourg — $0

Madagascar — $102,823,791

Malaysia — $10,439,368

Maldives — $1,511,931

Mali — $257,152,020

Malta — $137,945

Mauritania — $12,743,363

Mauritius — $791,133

Monaco — $0

Montenegro — $2,118,108

Morocco — $82,023,514

Mozambique — $514,007,619

Namibia — $53,691,093

Nepal — $194,286,218

Netherlands — $0

New Zealand — $0

Nicaragua — $31,318,397

Niger — $144,122,239

Nigeria — $718,236,917

Norway — $100,000

Oman — $5,753,829

Pakistan — $777,504,870

Papua New Guinea — $14,836,598

Peru — $95,803,112

Portugal — $207,600

Qatar — $95,097

Republic of Korea (South Korea) — $3,032,086

Russia — $17,195,004

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines — $612,000

Saudi Arabia — $732,875

Senegal — $99,599,642

Serbia — $33,062,589

Seychelles — $223,002

Singapore — $468,118

Slovakia — $2,585,685

Slovenia — $715,716

Somalia — $274,784,535

South Africa — $597,218,298

Spain — $81,231

Sri Lanka — $27,192,841

Sudan — $137,878,835

Suriname — $232,672

Sweden — $1,269

Switzerland — $1,168,960

Syria — $916,426,147

Tajikistan — $47,789,686

Thailand — $68,182,970

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia — $31,755,240

Tunisia — $117,490,639

Turkey — $154,594,512

United Arab Emirates — $1,140,659

United Kingdom — $3,877,820

United Republic of Tanzania — $628,785,614

Uruguay — $836,850

Uzbekistan — $20,067,933

Venezuela — $9,178,148

Vietnam — $157,611,276

Yemen — $305,054,784

Zimbabwe — $261,181,770

TOTAL — $24,485,383,599
AVERAGE PER COUNTRY — $205,795,526

  • Sue

    Time to leave the UN. Start charging the organization rent on the building as well. Serve them with an eviction notice should they not pay.

    • reagangs

      The NYC indigents would appreciate the old UN facilities. The City could renovate the massive building for living quarters.

  • donald540

    The U.N. starts out by just asking a FEW countries to decide what the U.N. as a WHOLE should do and so the WHOLE U.N. then acts as if they voted as a WHOLE to act as a WHOLE for or against those they want to do what THEY want done even if MOST of the countries do NOT want what ever the FEW want done.
    The U.N. should NOT act on ANYTHING that affects the WORLD without the WORLD acting on what the U.N. says they want done.
    Even if the U.N. just wants some SMALL thing done but it might STILL AFFECT the world and THAT should still be done wit the support of the entire U.N. voting FOR or AGAINST whatever nit might want done.
    Either the U.N. acts like a collective WORLD leader to direct the world towards a FREE world community OR they should NOT even TRY to change the way the world to their way of thinking and to disban and just LET the world destroy itself.

  • nrahat

    I was against the US joining the UN from the very beginning. I knew that they just wanted our money. We need to get out of the UN and quit giving them our taxpayer money and give that money back to “We The People”.

  • Randi Amundsen

    ALL THAT MONIES AND THE COMPLAIN THE CAN NOT DO ANYTHING WITHOUT OYR DOLLARS THEY ARE NUTS

  • James Stanley

    Do it! I’ve said all along we need to cut all foreign aid except for Israel and then cut all funding to the UN. After cutting funding to the UN tell them they need to move out of the country. That building would make a great veterans hospital.