We've all heard about the "Christmas Tsunami", the destruction and loss of life (over 44,000 at last report). As usual with these events, most of the well-off nations of the world are contributing to the relief efforts for the victims and countries involved.
The good ol' USA has chipped in $15,000,000 plus more from our various private relief agencies and promises of more to come. Australia is in for $10,000,000. The European Union is in for $4,000,000, with a promise of an additional $15,000,000. Canada and various European nations have pledged $1,000,000 each. The Red Cross and Red Crescent are in for $6,700,000. You can expect that this is the first of many loads of money that will be funneled into this area in relief funds.
So some horse's ass UNicrat has once again proven the old saw about "Better to be thought a fool than to open you mouth and leave no doubt":
But U.N. Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Jan Egeland suggested that the United States and other Western nations were being "stingy" with relief funds, saying there would be more available if taxes were raised.
Mr. Undersecretary-General Egeland, the only thing I can come up with that is a fitting reply is a hearty and heartfelt "FUCK YOU!"
Why do we stay involved with this organization? Anyone? Bueller?