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    Trump suggests US will cut off aid for countries that vote for UN resolution

    This could be a real wake-up call for nations who take our money and then vote against us.

    It's kind of a lesson in "don't bite the hand that feeds you."

    What do others think? Is it about time we held other nations accountable? Do we owe them anything if they turn on us?

    This could be very interesting.

    "They take hundreds of millions of dollars and even billions of dollars, and then they vote against us. Well, we're watching those votes," he added. "Let them vote against us, we’ll save a lot. We don't care."
    Trump suggests US will cut off aid for countries that vote for UN resolution | TheHill
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    Re: Trump suggests US will cut off aid for countries that vote for UN resolution

    Quote Originally Posted by HowardBThiname View Post
    This could be a real wake-up call for nations who take our money and then vote against us.

    It's kind of a lesson in "don't bite the hand that feeds you."

    What do others think? Is it about time we held other nations accountable? Do we owe them anything if they turn on us?

    This could be very interesting.



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    Re: Trump suggests US will cut off aid for countries that vote for UN resolution

    so, I knew Trump & Rosie grew up in the same trailer park; they are both into bribery ................. it's a small world ...........

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    Re: Trump suggests US will cut off aid for countries that vote for UN resolution

    Trump is quite familiar with the concept and application of quid pro quo. Are we holding them accountable for acting in their own best interest? Perhaps in accordance with the will of their people? Or are we holding them accountable for taking money and defying an order from the benefactor?

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    Re: Trump suggests US will cut off aid for countries that vote for UN resolution

    Trump is seemingly unable to grasp the concept that not everyone that we provide aide to is indebted to us. It's an entirely symbolic vote at the UN (as most votes at the UN are.) There's absolutely no need to further ruin international relations over a literal do nothing vote.
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    Re: Trump suggests US will cut off aid for countries that vote for UN resolution

    Quote Originally Posted by cuban smokes View Post
    so, I knew Trump & Rosie grew up in the same trailer park; they are both into bribery ................. it's a small world ...........
    You can't bribe people with money you are already giving them.
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    Re: Trump suggests US will cut off aid for countries that vote for UN resolution

    Quote Originally Posted by cuban smokes View Post
    so, I knew Trump & Rosie grew up in the same trailer park; they are both into bribery ................. it's a small world ...........
    Only Rosie committed a felony with her bribes.

    Trump is only threatening to take away taxpayer-funded goodies for nations that refuse to back us up.
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    Re: Trump suggests US will cut off aid for countries that vote for UN resolution

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    You can't bribe people with money you are already giving them.
    technicality is one thing; intent is another .............

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    Re: Trump suggests US will cut off aid for countries that vote for UN resolution

    Quote Originally Posted by CMPancake View Post
    Trump is seemingly unable to grasp the concept that not everyone that we provide aide to is indebted to us. It's an entirely symbolic vote at the UN (as most votes at the UN are.) There's absolutely no need to further ruin international relations over a literal do nothing vote.
    If they don't feel even slightly indebted -- especially over something like a symbolic vote -- why not hold their feet to the fire?

    It's really all their choice after all.
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    Re: Trump suggests US will cut off aid for countries that vote for UN resolution

    Quote Originally Posted by cuban smokes View Post
    technicality is one thing; intent is another .............
    Indeed, and so is "bribe", and I suggest you crack a dictionary.
    Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he stops voting for the Free Fish party.

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