Congress Sneaks in $12 Billion in Ukraine Aid in a Government Funding Bill
According to a Reuters report published on September 26, 2022, the United States Congress agreed to the Biden regime’s request to tack on $12 billion for Ukraine in a stopgap funding bill.
Republicans in the Senate are split on whether they’ll back the funding request in the continuing resolution.
According to Micaela Burrow of the Daily Caller, this funding bill needs to be passed by September 30 in order to prevent a government shutdown.
Though a source, who is familiar with the current set of negotiations, stated that Congress had reached an agreement on allocating $12 billion in aid to Ukraine in addition to the $40 billion that was greenlit back in May.
Texas Senator John Cornyn, a mainstay of the DC political establishment, revealed that the aid package would consist of economic, humanitarian, and military aid.
“I think whatever we do on Ukraine, we ought to be doing it separately from the CR,” Florida Senator Rick Scott said to CNN in reference to the continuing resolution. “I think we’ve gotta have a clean CR that goes through Congress.”
According to a Fox News report, several Republican elected officials accused Biden of sneaking in tons of aid in the funding package to help Democrats out electorally during the 2022 midterms. If Republicans were to vote against this bill on the grounds that it has no accountability safeguards to where the spending goes, the Biden regime could spin GOP opposition as supporting Russia during its military campaign in Ukraine.
“This newest call from President Biden is simply a superficial midterm election gimmick that will only damage our country in both the short and long term,” stated Arizona Congressman Andy Biggs of Arizona earlier this month.
Thus far, the Biden regime has sent approximately $15 billion in aid to Ukraine since January 2021. The bulk of that has come after the Russian invasion in February 2022.
After the perceived success of the Kharkov offensive, the DC Swamp is convinced that simply pouring more aid into Ukraine will yield better results in this conflict.
This could not be further from the truth. Russia still holds massive escalatory dominance. On top of that, the more the West escalates the more maximalist Russia’s territorial aims will become. This will result in unnecessary bloodshed and greater geoeconomic disruption.
Undoubtedly, the US should cut off all aid to Ukraine. In the long-term, it needs to completely exit Europe and other areas outside of the Western Hemisphere. Imperial overstretch inevitably leads to decline and the US is clearly overstretched in that respect.