Is It Worth It?

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    I think we should announce that when the three years is up that's it. It's been a pleasure hosting and footing most of the bill for the UN for decades, but now it's time for another country to step up and share the wonderful experience with their citizens. And in the new location we look forward to just paying a pro rated share of the costs with our fellow members.

    And as an added bonus we'll let all you foreign assholes skip on the unpaid parking tickets and whatnot.
     
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    I think Wall Street and American corporate interests would be most unhappy if we stopped funding the United Nations. So, that won't happen anytime soon.
     
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    If we had any brains, and could learn to think outside the box, we'd bring all our troops home, seal the borders and tell the rest of the world to try to live without us.

    They'd come crawling back within a week. "Oh, pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease take us back! We'll be good, we promise!"

    We never use our real power. Wouldn't even need a military if we did.
     
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    Very true.
     
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    Think about it.

    A weeks worth of container ships sitting empty, backed up in Shanghai harbor. Hundreds of thousands of layoffs all across China, with no safety net. One hundred million people who have just recently been pulled out of abject poverty being faced with the reality of returning to two handfuls of rice and a bicycle ..................................

    Their government would capitulate within a week to our demand that they allow their currency to freely flow to its natural level, and play on an even field. Or they'd have a massive rebellion on their hands.

    We wouldn't have to fire a shot.

    They gonna destroy their best customer?

    We're idiots. It's our greatest weapon, and we never use it.
     
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    Granny says dey gonna downgrade our credit rating - again...
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    Budget Stand-off Could Again Impact US Credit Rating
    January 06, 2013 WASHINGTON — Republican lawmakers are not ruling out using America’s debt limit as a bargaining chip in looming deficit reduction battles with congressional Democrats and the Obama administration. A similar partisan dynamic in 2011 led to a downgrade of the nation’s credit rating.
     
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    Interesting...but would the US be able to live without the rest of the world? I'd worry about the ability of the country to sustain itself, especially with its oil dependency. And look at the trade situation with China. Without the US, China, as was pointed out, would collapse. But the US would equally suffer from a cessation of trade with China. Statistics show that the US imported 400 billion dollars worth of goods from China in 2011. The US and China depend on each other to survive. The US depends on the rest of the world as much as the rest of the world depends on the US.

    Considering the American bankrolling of the UN, they should cease it of course, considering the fact that they ignored the UN in 2003 in order to invade another country.
     
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    As of late, nothing favorable to the U.S. comes out of the U.N. so why subsidize them. They scoff at our laws and chastize and margainalize us whenever the opportunity presents itself.

    In simpler terms. If we say yes...they say no and vice-versa.
     
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    yeah just think nothing on our shelves in our stores so no sales and our retail industry crashes...
    No shoes or clothes for our children, no electronics, no food from Mexico and south America...
     
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