Outstanding Sen. Coburn! Is there anyone in the Senate as great as you are? You are tied with Sen. Sununu with the highest rating among Porkbusters for fighting and opposing government waste. You are a warrior in the Senate, a true fighter for the American people. Take a good while and read everything on that page.
Let's also look at what the ineffective Left Wing (why, how those terms are synonymous) United Nations is doing currently. Ah, playing the world's smallest violin because they want more money from the United States tax payers. Here are some of the reasons why the UN needs some more money:
Ban listed "difficult diplomatic and security challenges" in Sudan, Lebanon, Somalia, Myanmar and the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as longer-term tasks of combating poverty, climate change and HIV/AIDS and defending human rights.
Ha ha ha. Really, that has to be a joke. What exactly are they doing in Sudan besides blocking international forces from going in and stopping the genocide being perpetrated by Islamic radicals. What are they doing in Lebanon besides helping to stop the investigation into the terrorist Syrian regime from assassinating pro-democracy leaders? What are they doing so well in Somalia that the food and aid they were supposed be distributing for quite some time lasted all of two days before the food chief was illegally arrested and detained without UN protection? Where was the UN quickly assembling peace keepers amongst all the nations that were outraged, especially the USA, when the monks in Myanmar were getting gunned down?
Get my point here? Now of course, the UN would love to not have to rely on the US for all of its funding in particular, as my candidate of choice Mike Huckabee masterfully reminded us all at the last debate. For those of you unaware of why our sovereignty is at stake, and if you wanted to ignore the other links, you really, really need to read this link. Here's a snippet:
Approval of the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), a 25-year-old international treaty regulating use of the world’s oceans, is steaming ahead in the Senate, where committee hearings have been scheduled to begin on Sept. 27.
Among other provisions, UNCLOS would levy a tax on members’ undersea operations, requiring nations to pay up to 7 percent of their sea-mining revenues.
There are some 400 million barrels of oil and large untapped reserves of natural gas and crystallized methane in underwater areas claimed by the U.S., and the taxes levied by the U.N.’s International Seabed Authority (ISA) would soar into the billions of dollars, according to Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla.