Congressional Democrats drafted a plan to raise President Biden’s $33 billion aid request for Ukraine to $39.8 billion, which the House could pass as soon as Tuesday.
Biden’s $33 billion request included $20.4 billion for military aid. According to Bloomberg, Congress is adding $3.4 billion in military aid and $3.4 billion in humanitarian assistance.
Democrats initially wanted to include the Ukraine aid with additional COVID-19 funding, but Biden told lawmakers to separate the two packages. “We cannot afford delay in this vital war effort. Hence, I am prepared to accept that these two measures move separately so that the Ukrainian aid bill can get to my desk right away,” he said in a statement Monday.
Giving aid to Ukraine has strong bipartisan support in Congress, but Republicans have yet to sign on to the Democrats’ plan since they are seeking a larger increase. Republicans want to add $8 billion, while the draft plan drawn up by Democrats increased the aid by about $6.8 billion.
If the $39.8 billion plan is passed, it will bring total US aid for Ukraine in 2022 alone to over $53 billion. To put the enormous figure into perspective, Russia’s entire military budget for 2021 was estimated to be about $65.9 billion.
21 thoughts on “Congressional Democrats Increase Biden’s Ukraine Aid Request to $40 Billion”
Puerto Rico just lost it’s $2 billion dollar a year SSI benefit.
Similar spending of mega-$$ on foreign entanglements (usually brought about by its “allies”), basically broke the bank of Rome. Pretty much ruination followed.
Yes, its a big gamble; but, the War Party clearly has the cajones.
Oddly enough this kind of reminds me of when Soros famously shorted the British Pound.
Resetting the US dollar would be quite the coup.
All this from a nation that can’t even afford to pay the interest on a $30 Trillion plus national debt. “Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.”
A lot of Americans are wondering why that taxpayer money isn’t being spent on the instead. Ukrainian Nazis want to fight, let them do so on their own dime.
Apparently one of the first foods to run out is baby formula. No-one signed up for Biden’s Ukraine war, let alone wartime privations and shortages.
But, the War Party has completed its full spectrum dominance over its internal enemy, the citizenry of the US.
If it comes to that, fighting on their own dime, they will do it too.
Very unfair and absurd to call them Nazis because they are fighting for their land.
“If it comes to that, fighting on their own dime, they will do it too.”
Doubtful. They have no dimes.
Except that Ukraine’s military is riddled with NAZIs.
The Zelensky regime is oppressive and has closed opposition newspapers and banned opposition parties, imprisoning some of their leaders.
No more aid to Ukraine!
“The Zelensky and Putin regimes are oppressive and have closed opposition newspapers
and banned opposition parties, imprisoning some of their leaders”
Fixed, no charge.
Nope, although your statement is true, it doesn’t render mine untrue, quite the opposite in fact. If a compound statement is true, both of its component statements are true as stand alone assertions
“Cats and dogs are mammals” doesn’t render the statement “cats are mammals” false.
No charge for the lesson in logic.
Also, I was not drawing a comparison to Putin. A pox on them both!
I generally agree. Except that I support Zelenskyy with the same reservations I would have had for Roosevelt, Chruchill and Stalin who led the allies against two revisionist superpowers during World War II. Like Hitler, Putin decided to resort to a preemptive war of aggression to achieve foreign policy objectives. Like Hitler, and the Israeli leadership, Putin defines the Russian state as the state of all members of an ethnicity rather than a state limited by internationally recognized borders. Resorting to war to extend the authority of a state over other states based on ethnicity is barbaric as settler colonialism and slavery and equally atavistic.
I don’t subscribe to the Putin is Hitler analogy.
There needs to be a negotiated peace, but Uncle Sammy smells blood and is intent on taking Putin out.
We agree about Uncle Sam. Putlin is a war criminal (as are all US Presidents since Truman). But Putin is not a mass murderer on the scale of the German Nazi Holocaust.
The analogy I am making comparing Putin to Hitler and the leaders of Israel all three reject the convention that the authority of a state is limited by internationally recognized borders. All three believe in a nationalism based on ethnicity that is not confined by internationally recognized borders. And all three resort to preemptive wars of territorial expansion as legitimate means of achieving foreign policy objectives.
Nations indulge in violent expansion when it suits their needs and they think they can get away with it.
Also, I think that there is some truth to the assertion that the Russian speaking population of Ukraine is under attack and in need of protection. The West ignore Ukraine’s war crimes in Donbass. The West supported Neo-Nazis.
I don’t see this war in black and white. There’s plenty of blame to go around.
“The historic mission of our nation in this critical moment is to lead the White Races of the world in a final crusade for their survival,” – Azov founder, Andriy Biletsky.
The Azov Regiment is the true face of Europe First in national supremacism rather than international Pan European supremacism. A starter culture.
When it came time to finish the original Nazis, the Allies did not stop at the German border and go home.
However, the Allied political elites had other plans for surviving Nazis. NATO elites incorporated original Nazis extensively into their post WWII security apparatus. This is no secret to the better informed of the right or left.
Its certainly no secret the US .did.
The powers that should not be, used neo-Nazism as their ideological platform to hijack Ukraininan nationalism for their own ends. Now we have slaves murdering slaves in a basiaclly sensless war driven by warped Ukrainian negative nationalism.
“Andriy Biletsky. A university Ph.D. who stressed physical violence as a means to revolutionary change, Biletsky led the Patriot of Ukraine militia, an early forerunner of Azov that attacked migrant camps and menaced foreigners. In a manifesto published during the height of the Maidan clashes, Biletsky outlined his post-revolutionary agenda: “The historic mission of our nation in this critical moment is to lead the White Races of the world in a final crusade for their survival,” he wrote. “A crusade against the Semite-led Untermenschen.””
National Socialism is founded on totalitarian rule questing for living space and resurces, pretexted by ideological obsession with national ethnic and racial purity within the living space.
Ukrainian neo Naziism is the little spawn of WEF Europe’s Globalist Socialism. WEF Globalist Socialism strives to be more inclusive of Europeans and virtue signals tolerance of brown people.
The pattern emerging is a NATO elite attempt to foster pan-European ethno nationalism and racism in the service of the top ruling Euro oligarchs. In the past, the system always breaks down with one ‘breed’ seeking dominion over the rest and ethnic cleansing of the losers.
However, there’s a world of brown people that need to be put back under Western hegemony before getting to that. The seeming irrational handling of the migrant crisis of brown peoples, only whets a racist hard corps of Europe First extremists, waiting to be cut loose.
On both sides of the Atlantic.
“Democrats initially wanted to include the Ukraine aid with additional COVID-19 funding, but Biden told lawmakers to separate the two packages. “We cannot afford delay in this vital war effort. Hence, I am prepared to accept that these two measures move separately so that the Ukrainian aid bill can get to my desk right away,” he said in a statement Monday.”
Let’s just assume, for arguments sake, that the COCID-19 funding would have gone to people in need here in the US. I mean, that’s IS their story. So, Biden just told those people where his priorities lie. No socialism for the people but plenty for “this vital war effort” in a war we say we aren’t an active belligerent.
Biden’s numbers are going to go south fast.
Not fast enough…
“Giving aid to Ukraine has strong bipartisan support in Congress, but Republicans have yet to sign on to the Democrats’ plan since they are seeking a larger increase. Republicans want to add $8 billion, while the draft plan drawn up by Democrats increased the aid by about $6.8 billion.”
After reading the headline I actually thought the other party might be opposed to the idea. Silly me.
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