|Remarks of Rep. John J.
Duncan, Jr. (TN) on U.S. House Floor
U.S. ATTACKED BY KOFI ANNAN AT NOTRE DAME COMMENCEMENT
(House of Representatives - July 12, 2000)
(Mr. DUNCAN asked and was
given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to
revise and extend his remarks.)
Mr. DUNCAN. Mr. Speaker, in
this year's commencement speech at Notre Dame, Kofi Annan,
the head of the United Nations, bitterly attacked the United
He said the U.S. was one of
the `least generous' Nations in helping the world's poor.
Actually, the exact opposite is true. No nation on the face
of this Earth has even come close to the U.S. in what it has
given to poor people around the world.
Mr. Annan called the U.S.
`shameful.' Actually, U.S. taxpayers pay one-fourth of all
U.N. costs and most of the costs of the so-called U.N.
Mr. Speaker, most of our tax
money for the U.N. is wasted to pay high salaries to U.N.
bureaucrats who pay no Federal income taxes.
Interestingly, Mr. Annan has
refused to release a copy of his financial disclosure as
required by law or a copy of his own personal charitable
giving for the past 5 years as requested by the Freedom
Mr. Speaker, Mr. Annan is the
one who should be ashamed, not U.S. taxpayers.