Weapons manufacturers and Ukrainian oligarchs get bailed out instead of the struggling American middle classDemocrats have officially replaced Republicans as the party of war
Posted BY: Kelen McBreen
U.S. Senators showed their true colors Thursday, blocking a bipartisan bill to provide $48 billion to American small businesses hit by the Covid pandemic hours before approving a $40 billion dollar package to wage war against Russia via Ukraine.
In addition to leaving citizens behind in favor of Ukrainians, the printing of an additional $40 billion dollars will not help America’s already surging inflation rate.
The Senate just passed $40B in emergency aid for Ukraine – the most substantial U.S. commitment yet to help the country fend off Russia’s invasion.— POLITICO (@politico) May 19, 2022
The bill will go to Biden with just enough time to head off a lapse in U.S. weapons shipments to Ukraine.https://t.co/nNZSPOL6Ab
On same day that the Senate cleared $40 billion more for Ukraine, they rejected a similar bill for American small businesses.— Jordan Schachtel @ dossier.substack.com (@JordanSchachtel) May 19, 2022
We should be opposed to all big govt bills, but GOP members who voted for Ukraine over American relief have some qs to answer.https://t.co/vPAY4Z1ZIu
Biden bragged the package will allow the US “to send even more weapons and ammunition to Ukraine.”
I applaud Congress for passing the security package I requested and for sending a clear bipartisan message to the world that the U.S. stands with Ukraine. This package will allow us to send even more weapons and ammunition to Ukraine as they defend their democracy and freedom.— President Biden (@POTUS) May 19, 2022
In fact, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced the Biden administration approved an additional $100 million in arms to sweeten the deal.
BREAKING: Biden admin adds $100 million in arms for Ukraine on top of $40 billion aid packagehttps://t.co/KCZRxTf8xq— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) May 19, 2022
Republican critics of the small business aid proposal were concerned the $48 billion would exacerbate inflation, yet every senator who voted against the package voted for the Ukraine aid package.
At least the eleven senators who voted against the Ukraine package stuck to their convictions and also voted against the small business aid.
Speaking about the small business aid package, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said, “Democrats need to wake up and realize that dumping more money in the economy is simply pouring $5-a-gallon gas on an already out-of-control fire.”
Regarding the Ukraine package, Paul wrote on Twitter, “If Congress really believed giving Ukraine $40B was in our national interest, they could easily pay for it by taxing every income taxpayer $500. My guess is they choose to borrow the $ bc Americans might just decide they need the $500 more to pay for gas.”
If Congress really believed giving Ukraine $40B was in our national interest, they could easily pay for it by taxing every income taxpayer $500. My guess is they choose to borrow the $ bc Americans might just decide they need the $500 more to pay for gas. https://t.co/SWbFt2TELZ— Rand Paul (@RandPaul) May 19, 2022
Speaking with Newsmax on Thursday, Paul slammed Democrat policies for fueling inflation, saying, “The cause of inflation is borrowing too much money and having the Federal Reserve print the money. You’ve got to quit borrowing it.”
The government is spending money like there is no tomorrow; perhaps they know something we don’t.