Former President Barack Obama poured at least $9.2 billion of American taxpayers’ money into the United Nations and its agencies during his last year in office.
The State Department recently disclosed the amount via a document it posted on its website that provides a summary of U.S. government spending outlaid to international organizations.
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The total of $9.2 billion is an increase of approximately 20 percent, compared to the $7.7 billion the Obama administration’s State Department paid out in 2010 – the year the White House quickly stopped reporting on its total spending in support of the U.N.
A huge percentage of the Obama administration’s payments to global agencies went to the U.N. – which has come under fire of late for its admitted anti-Israel policies.
“The overall U.S. bill for international organizations of every stripe is just under $10.5 billion, meaning that U.N. organizations absorb about 88 per cent of such U.S. government spending,” Fox News reported. “The new tally includes nearly $360 million for the controversial United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, or UNRWA, which is regularly accused of inculcating violent anti-Israel attitudes and even abetting terrorist attacks on Israel, which it strongly denies. That is nearly a 50 per cent jump over the $238.3 million UNRWA got from the U.S. in 2010.”
In an early attempt to stem the Obama administration’s last-ditch effort to spend U.S. tax dollars on pro-Muslim interests abroad, President Donald Trump froze his predecessor’s attempt to give a $221-million donation designated to help the Palestinian Authority reach its goal to become its own state.
It is reported that the Trump administration will continue to look to cut back the excessive spending that Obama directed toward the U.N. and its global agenda.