Tuesday, December 28, 2004


Our Generosity and Tax System are Way Above This Idiot's Pay Grade

U.N. official slams U.S. as 'stingy' over aid - The Washington Times: Nation/Politics - December 28, 2004: " 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.
'It is beyond me why are we so stingy, really,' the Norwegian-born U.N. official told reporters. 'Christmastime should remind many Western countries at least, [of] how rich we have become.'
'There are several donors who are less generous than before in a growing world economy,' he said, adding that politicians in the United States and Europe 'believe that they are really burdening the taxpayers too much, and the taxpayers want to give less. It's not true. They want to give more.' "

Jan, in a Democracy, the people of the country voice those types of concerns, not a grunt at a sleazy international institution. Clean your own house first, and then you may be respected for being so brazen. We consider ourselves (and are) the most generous nation on the planet. In fact, that is how the UN Oil for Food Scandal came about. The US did not want the Iraqi people to starve just because they happened to live under a repressive regime. As it turned out, Jan and his gang made sure that that money did not actually serve the humanitarian purpose for which it was intended. So again I say, Jan, clean up your own house before calling out the country who always gives a great deal in times of need, and never comment on raising our taxes for your own sleazy and stupid purposes.

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