Sending $40 billion to Ukraine is a warmonger’s dream. It’s hard to take Democrats, and many Republicans, seriously when they say they want peace, but fund war. There are many questions that need to be answered before giving Ukrainian President Vladamir Zelenskyy a blank check.
Recently, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi used the Bible to urge the passage of $40 billion in aid to Ukraine. Pelosi said, “When you’re home thinking what is this all about, just think about ‘when I was hungry, you fed me’ from the Gospel of Matthew.”
Did Pelosi forget that the bible also says, “Do to others as you would have them do to you,” in Luke 6:31? Maybe she forgot about that when there were mask mandates and businesses shut down during the Covid-19 pandemic, while she was maskless at a salon.
So how is the $40 billion going to be spent? Kristina Wong with Breitbart, reported, that there’s going to be $17 billion for U.S. military operations, including the Ukraine Security assistance initiative, and to replace U.S. military equipment sent to Ukraine, $1.8 billion in U.S. military equipment for Ukraine, $414 million for “research, development, test and evaluation” related to the Ukraine war, $15 million for U.S. troop pay related to the war, and $13.9 million for the Defense Health Program to name a few.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said of the bill, “While I sympathize with the people of Ukraine, and commend their fight against Putin, we cannot continue to spend money we don’t have. Passing this bill brings the total we’ve sent to Ukraine to nearly $54 billion over the course of two months. It’s threatening our own national security, and it’s frankly a slap in the face to millions of taxpayers who are struggling to buy gas, groceries, and find baby formula.”
Putting America first isn’t selfish. We have to make sure that we’re taken care of so that we can help others.
Oversight, as Paul demanded, is the only reasonable addition to these funds if it’s passed. Obviously, the first option is to vote no, but that might not be reality at this point.