The UN in NYC: Bigger, Badder, Paid for by You!

Say it isn’t so!

In (one of) my I’m-in-charge fantasies, I kick the UN out of NYC.  As someone who spent 14 years doing international aid work, I came to heartily loathe and despise the UN as a bunch of overpaid bureaucrats who do more harm than good.  Think about it – if they actually solved any problems, they’d all be out of jobs.  So their real challenge is to make the problems worse, so they can extend their work and bring in their friends and relatives.

I’m not joking.

Anyway, they want to build a brand spanking shiny new UN building in NYC and last summer, apparently, Congress approved the land sale.  We’ll pick up the tab for at least a quarter of it, maybe more.

Sigh.

They’re never going to leave.

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About Mystic Cowgirl

I worked overseas in the aid game for longer than I'd like to admit and learned several important things: 1) Third World countries aren't poor because America is rich. They're impoverished due to socialist governments that provide neither rule of law nor basic infrastructures; 2) These socialist governments redistribute wealth from taxpayers to the government workers. There's no benefit to the poor or downtrodden, and certainly not to the general welfare in terms of infrastructure improvements. 3) America is moving toward the Third World model. Rule of law has been subverted because equality under the law is disappearing as special interests carve out exemptions to regulations and special favors under the law. The redistribution of wealth to government began decades ago -- total compensation for government employees now outpaces salaries in the private sector.
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