I can’t even believe I’m typing this…
Joe Biden (and many members of Congress) want to send $33 billion — yes, billion with a “B” — to Ukraine.
That’s $33 billion of YOUR tax dollars.
What’s it for?
Nope — weapons!
Gotta have a good world war to distract from all the damage you’re doing at home.
That’s actually the most positive way to look at it.
The more cynical but probably more accurate interpretation is this is money laundering, pure and simple.
I explain how that all works right here:
And now let’s advance the story…
It hasn’t been enough that they wasted $7 billion of your dollars (remind me why I pay taxes again?)…now they need $33 billion!
Interesting number, the Masons LOVE the number 33, of course they would select that amount. Not $30 or $35, but $33 billion.
BREAKING: Biden requests $33 Billion more from Congress for weapons shipments to Ukraine
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) April 28, 2022
Another 33 Billion to Ukraine? pic.twitter.com/z7c8IzoNJG
— nancy st.onge (@nancystonge) April 28, 2022
JUST IN – Biden is requesting $33 billion “emergency funding” to provide weapons and economic assistance to Ukraine.
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) April 28, 2022
Don Jr. said it best: America last:
Biden is asking for $33 Billion to send to Ukraine on top of the billions already sent to the very corrupt nation, but they couldn’t spend a tiny fraction of that to finish the wall, secure our border & end the humanitarian crisis & drug/sex trafficking at our border!#AmericaLast
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) April 29, 2022
Money laundering to politicians First?
Here was the Resident:
In additon to lots of bombs and guns, Biden said this about the $33 billion he’s sending to Ukraine: “It’s going to allow pensions and social support to be paid to the Ukranian people, so they have something in their pocket”. But if American workers’ pockets are empty, fvck ’em. pic.twitter.com/Lk5K17uV2l
— Prof Zenkus (@anthonyzenkus) April 30, 2022
The Resident again here:
“The cost of this fight is not cheap,” President Biden said on Thursday as he called on Congress to approve $33 billion in additional aid for Ukraine, arguing that American weapons and humanitarian assistance are helping to beat back Russian forces. https://t.co/2iY3UkbwyB pic.twitter.com/QBMijABMDt
— The New York Times (@nytimes) April 28, 2022
Reuters had more details:
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Friday she hopes to pass a $33 billion aid package for Ukraine requested by President Joe Biden “as soon as possible.”
Biden asked Congress on Thursday for the money to support the government in Kyiv – a dramatic escalation of U.S. funding for Ukraine more than two months after it was invaded by Russia. read more
Lawmakers from both parties said they wanted to approve the emergency funding request quickly, but there was no immediate word on exactly when the House and Senate might vote amid disputes over what should be in any legislation.
“We hope to as soon as possible pass that legislation,” Pelosi told her weekly news conference.
Biden’s funding request includes over $20 billion for weapons, ammunition and other military assistance, as well as $8.5 billion in direct economic assistance to the Ukrainian government and $3 billion in humanitarian aid.
Democrats, who narrowly control Congress, and Republicans disagree over whether to combine the Ukraine funding with billions of dollars for COVID-19 relief that Biden requested in March.
Some Republicans have said they want the two issues to be separate, but some Democrats have seen support for Ukraine aid as a chance to pass COVID relief.
Pelosi said lawmakers would have to “come to terms” with how to address both issues.
“We have emergencies here. We need to have the COVID money and time is of the essence because we need the Ukraine money, we need the COVID money, so I would hope that we can do that,” Pelosi said.
Meanwhile, this is Los Angeles:
The U.S. is sending $33 billion in aid to Ukraine. Meanwhile, this is Los Angeles. pic.twitter.com/qwBI0Pj7cF
— Gabor Gurbacs (@gaborgurbacs) May 1, 2022
This is West Virginia:
10 years ago this was a thriving downtown. Then came along the purely political #waroncoal funded by billionaire ideologues. They’ve ruined this town and many others. And they don’t care. #ruralamerica #energyworkers pic.twitter.com/K7pceXZuJW
— Daniel Turner (@DanielTurnerPTF) April 4, 2018
This is Philly:
We just sent $33 billion in militarized aid to Ukraine.
Meanwhile, here is Philadelphia. pic.twitter.com/fxuKbcqg9k
— Kathryn Rose Fisher (@kayrosef) May 1, 2022
Maybe some or all of that $33 billion should be spend HERE at home?
But then that wouldn’t really accomplish the money laundering, would it?
How would Hunter Biden ever get his payoffs? (allllllllllegedly)
Don’t forget, 10% for the Big Guy!
And from NPR:
The Biden administration is asking Congress for $33 billion in funding to respond to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, more than double the $14 billion in support authorized so far.
The money is intended to last until the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30 and provide Ukraine with a more sustained guarantee of support as the war drags on. President Biden urged Congress Thursday to approve his request as quickly as possible, saying the security assistance was coming at a “pivotal time” for Ukraine’s fight against the Russian invasion.
“We need this bill to support Ukraine in its fight for freedom,” Biden told reporters at the White House.
“The costs of this fight, it’s not cheap. But caving to aggression is going to be more costly if we allow it to happen,” he said.
Biden also said the U.S. was working with Korea, Japan, Qatar and others to help fill the energy import needs of Poland and Bulgaria after Russia threatened to cut natural gas exports to those countries. He said Poland has significant reserves, and that there are plans to divert U.S. shipments of natural gas sold to Japan and other places to Bulgaria, if needed.
And he said he was concerned about recent Russian comments that paint the conflict as being between NATO, the U.S. and Russia.
“They’re not true — they do concern me — because it shows the desperation that Russia is feeling about their abject failure,” he said. “No one should be making idle comments about the use of nuclear weapons, or the possibility that they’d use that.”
“We are prepared for whatever they do,” he said.
Biden also addressed an earlier White House announcement calling on Congress to pass legislation making it easier to seize assets of Russian oligarchs.
What’s in the aid request
The bulk of the request is for military and security assistance, a total of $20 billion to provide weapons to Ukraine, replenish U.S. arms stockpiles and help other countries shift away from a dependence on Russian weapons, the officials said.
An additional $8.5 billion is being requested in economic assistance to the Ukrainian government and another $3 billion for humanitarian and food security funding, including supporting refugees from Ukraine and countries who are taking them in.