Slowly but surely, President Donald Trump is working towards accomplishing his stated goals.
Don’t let the incessant pontificating about how awful things are from Democratic leaders and their cronies in the press fool you.
Trump is delivering on his promises to Make America Great Again, but his accomplishments fly under the radar while the Leftists work themselves into a frothy lather over important stuff like who said what to whom.
Part of Trump’s delivery has been saving the United States a boatload of cash by slashing funds for nonsense liberal programs that simply don’t work.
Breitbart shares the details on another one that has just had an unfortunate run-in with the chopping block.
The Trump administration is preparing to cut tens of millions of dollars – over half the intended first installment – from the UN agency for so-called Palestinian refugees, the Associated Press, citing U.S. officials, reported on Sunday.
According to officials, only $60 million of the planned $125 million would be paid to the UN Relief and Works Agency, the body that administers to Palestinian “refugees.”
Other payments would be contingent on major changes in the organization, the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, added.
The U.S. is UNRWA’s single largest donor, providing about $300 million annually.
The definition of a Palestinian “refugee” and the actual numbers have long been the subject of debate.
The president directly called out the absurdity of the program in a post on Twitter just after New Year’s.
…peace treaty with Israel. We have taken Jerusalem, the toughest part of the negotiation, off the table, but Israel, for that, would have had to pay more. But with the Palestinians no longer willing to talk peace, why should we make any of these massive future payments to them?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2018
Key US allies are on board with the decision, but good luck getting the agenda-driven media to share something resembling actual information with the American people.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tended towards Tillerson and Mattis’ line of thinking although it was the West Bank and Gaza – and not Jordan – that were his main concern.
While supporting Trump’s bottom line, the prime minister felt the U.S. move would create a humanitarian disaster in the Gaza Strip as well as derail security cooperation between the Palestinian Authority and Israel. Instead, he believes the move should be gradual.
Netanyahu’s office said he “supports President Trump’s critical attitude towards UNRWA and believes practical steps need to be taken in order to change the fact that UNRWA is being used to entrench the Palestinian refugee problem instead of solving it.”
Netanyahu also suggested instead that the funds for Palestinian refugees be rerouted to another UN body such as the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) which deals the rest of the world’s refugees, the report said.
Israel is deeply critical of UNRWA, charging that the organization harbors terrorists and perpetuates the Palestinian refugee problem indefinitely, thus blocking a potential resolution to the conflict.
No matter which way you slice it, $65 million is a ton of cash.
From the liberal perspective, that’s a mere drop in the bucket on the quest to reach the Democrats defined goal of dividing the nation to an irreparable level while pilfering taxpayers of every cent that they possibly can.
Back on Earth, this serves as another clear sign that Trump is doing the job that he was elected to do.