Current nominee for the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, is the leading proponent of reducing federal aid. In her Senate confirmation hearing she stated “We are a generous nation that contributes a large portion of the United Nation’s budget, more than any other country. The question is are we getting what we paid for?”
According to her, the answer is no. There have been political stances held by the U.S. that have not been globally recognized that range from the acquisition of Crimea by Russia to territorial claims by China.
Nodding in agreement, Senator Bob Corker, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, added that “as the largest contributor, we have the right to demand reform.”
With reference to Russia and China differing in terms of military action in Syria, he continued, “We got a built-in issue where any security council member can veto the actions of the rest. This is causing the world to be less stable.”
As one of the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United States has invoked the privilege of veto more than any other member in recent history. Russia comes in a close second.
Giddy with paternal approval, Nikki responded: “To your credit Mr. Chairman Corker, Congress has already begun to explore ways the U.S. can use its leverage to make the United Nations a better investment. I applaud your efforts and I look forward to working with you.”
“The international community needs American leadership,” added Senator Ben Cardin.
In her conclusion, Nikki stated “In short, Mr. Chairman Corker, my goal for the United Nations will be to create an international body that better serves the interests of the American people and my career.”