The stink raised in the media about Bev Oda's "not" was a good indication of how lefty organizations use the media to cry about funding cuts. Fortunately these organizations are now going to have to become results oriented instead of just lobby groups looking to fill their pockets with taxpayers goodies.
Gone are the days when funding to foreign aid groups is automatic. Now that the Conservatives have a majority, I expect that these organizations will be looked at before they get any funding. I don't mind helping people who need it. What I do mind is organizations that have become parasites, sucking up taxpayer money for their own benefit, without actually helping any of the people they supposedly feel so bad about.
The US is in the same position, do they continue to throw money at countries that hate them?
Years ago, U.N. Ambassador John Bolton proposed cutting off all aid to the 30 nations who consistently voted against the U.S. in the UN. Before him, President Reagan's U.N. Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick proposed cutting off $1 million in aid for each vote an aid recipient cast against the U.S. in the U.N. In both cases, Bolton says the State Department overruled them.
"Foreign aid to a lot of countries could be readily cut and I think it's been a mistake by the U.S. government for decades not to take U.N. voting into account," Bolton said Monday.