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After U.S. Soldiers Were Told to Go On Food Stamps, Congress Finds Another $12 Billion for Ukraine

Congressional lawmakers agreed to a deal that would provide another $12 billion in aid to Ukraine, which would bring the total military and economic resources provided to over $66 billion.

The news follows the Senate passing a $40 billion aid package in May, along with a $14 billion package in March.

President Biden earlier this month asked Congress for an additional $11.7 billion in aid for Ukraine, with Congress, in turn, seems to be jumping at his behest.

As a reminder, also earlier this month the Army told active-duty American soldiers to go on food stamps if they were unable to afford food thanks to inflation. 

Food stamps for American soldiers, endless billions for Ukraine. This is your country now.

Reuters reports that the funding agreement for Ukraine would address a variety of financial needs for Ukraine, including the hope that it would “reduce future energy costs.”

Meanwhile, the White House which had been touting lower gas prices despite them being well over the national average when Biden took office, has suddenly gone quiet. Why? Because they’re going back up again.

Biden and Congress won’t do anything to address American energy woes, but as long as Ukraine keeps showing a little leg, the political strip club patrons on the left and right will continue to shell out dollar bills.

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What’s Another $12 Billion to Ukraine?

Republican congressman Dan Crenshaw has been a consistent target of critics who don’t agree with his capitulation to sending billions of dollars to Ukraine while the American people suffer.

Protesters confronted him back in June over his stance.

“Gas is $5 here and you’re giving Ukraine all this money?” one man asked.

Viral comedian Alex Stein recently confronted Crenshaw over his willingness to put Ukraine’s needs ahead of those of Americans.

“He cares more about Ukraine,” Stein charged.

They all with the exception of a rare few care more about Ukraine.

Stein erroneously suggested $80 billion had gone to Ukraine which Crenshaw argued was “not even close.”

Well, with an additional $12 billion heading to Ukraine, it’s getting pretty close.

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Slap in the Face to Americans

Senator Rand Paul has been a rare voice of opposition to providing a blank check to Ukraine with no accountability, especially during perilous economic times for the American people.

Paul (R-KY) temporarily blocked the $40 billion package back in May, demanding that an Inspector General monitor how the funds were being spent.

Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell didn’t want to go along with his proposals.

“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,” Paul said of the exorbitant amounts of aid being provided to Ukraine.

This latest addition of $12 billion to Ukraine is also a slap in the face of our fighting men and women here in America.

The latest negotiations come just weeks after the United States Army advised soldiers to apply for food stamps during these difficult economic times.

Quite frankly, that is sickening.

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) just estimated that President Biden’s student loan bailout would cost at least $400 billion. He signed a $740 billion mislabeled ‘Inflation Reduction Act’ in August.

And now we’ve topped off at $66 billion in aid to Ukraine.

One thing is clear – If they have this much money to throw around, the American people are thoroughly overtaxed by their government.

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Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance writer focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been following and analyzing the political climate for several years, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, FoxNews.com and more.

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  • after there is an audit===they won't be able to account. for $1.00 of it cause it will all be in the politicians pockets. end of story.

  • Crenshaw is a World Economic Forum member, so you can't expect much in nationalism from him...he's another globalist.

  • AND our border isn't secure and Americans are dying from thugs, drugs and shortages here. We have to take care of ourselves before we give billions to overseas countries.

  • So what I was in the military so many years ago I was an E-4 married with three children and qualified for food stamps.

  • What possible argument in support of this spending does anyone actually have? Dan Crenshaw who believes in defending the US by taking the fight to the enemy supports this spending, but after 40 billion blown or sucked up Zelensky's nose, this conflict only continues to escalate with no end in sight. Misappropriation of tax payer funds.

  • And this is what the Democrats think is right? That this Administration cares about the American people, while telling those who are supposed to defend us to go on food Stamps! We need to remove, everyone in the Administration, everyone in Congress, take away their retirement packages , tell them to " Get on Food Stamps " It's time for these monsters to go!

  • It's money better spent. The Ukrainians are proving incredibly competent (by military standards) all fired up and committed. Way more bang for the buck especially compared to the incredible cost using US troops. They're the most cost effective military we've ever had so quit your insane pro-Putin b!tching.

  • So... 12Bn... the US has about 1.4 million active military... that would be about $8500 per military member... probably LTC and higher as well as SFC and higher make enough money, so they wouldn't need it; unmarried military living in barracks/quarters wouldn't need it... which means about 600,000 military would probably tap into it... which means about $20k bonus per military family.

    Reminds me of when back in the 90's we gave newly democratic Russia about 60Bn over ten years... could've given $100k bonus's to every military member. Or, my idea, rejected by senior military, was to tie bonus's to passing the military PT test and meeting weight and discipline standards. Many of the soldiers I knew would'v knocked themselves out to get a $10k for being healthy. And back then a dollar was a dollar.

    Ah, well. Better the Ukraine Military take it on the chin than today's US Military. It pays to not get into a dog fight with Russia, so whatever the final aount ends up being it's worth it.

  • While I disagree with sending money to ANY nation without accountability and strict methods of verifying that accountability, I also very much disagree with Alex Jones' approach to expressing his disagreement.

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