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Footing the Bill for the United Nations

Portions of the Opinion page article "A UN With Teeth," Dec. 14, are alarming. Specifically, the mere suggestion of an additional imposed tax on member states, meaning American citizens, is unconscionable.

For many years, the United States footed the bills of the United Nations to the tune of approximately 40 percent. At the same time, many other member states which paid nothing voted against us. It is now my understanding that the US provides approximately 25 percent of the UN budget. Most American citizens pay a local, state, and federal tax; an additional tax - no way. R. D. Clark, Alexandria, Va.

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