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Thorner: Do they care more about Ukranians than they care about us? 



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By Nancy Thorner - 

Late on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 the U. S House of Representatives approved a $40 billion aid package for Ukraine.
On Wednesday, May 11, 2022, Tucker Carlson presented an excellent commentary about the approval of the U.S. House of Representatives' massive aid package for Ukraine.
I transcribed Tucker's entire commentary, believing it well worth the attention of Illinois Review readers.  But the scope and cost of the aid package to Ukraine should be of great concern to all Americans and might even make you angry.

As Tucker explained in his commentary:  "There is nothing about Ukraine, but we could probably use that money here right about now.  After 100 years of virtually uninterrupted wealth generation, the American economy appears to be faltering in ways that are scary to anyone who's paying attention.  Even people who aren't paying attention can sense that something is really wrong.  Lots of people are not working.  Those who are working are getting a poorer quickly thanks to inflation.  Yet it is happening."
“So is the deadliest drug epidemic in our history.  About 107,000 of your fellow Americans, most of them young people who should have had long productive lives are instead dead.  They have died from drug odds over the past year."
“This is saddest thing that has happened in our country for a very long time, yet Congress, which claims to run the country, can't be bothered to acknowledge it, much less do anything about it.”
"Instead, your representatives in Washington just voted to send yet another $40 billion dollars to the Ukraine Oligards who paid off the president's son.  It's just the latest check that Congress has cut them.  You can add to it the approximately $14 billion they've already spent on Ukraine. That brings the total to more than $54 billion dollars. Congress happily approved it.  In fact, they allocated $7 billion dollars more than Joe Biden asked for, that was how excited they were to do so."
Where are all the billions going?
So where is all this money going, asked Tucker? 
As Tucker explained:  "Congress has decided to fix all the pressing problems that need to be fixed, except fix them in Ukraine, not here.  The main course of all of this funding from day one has been to secure Ukraine's borders, because, you know, you can't have a country without borders, they have to be secure." 
“So, the Ukranian border security is the main goal.  Then there's the problem of quote food insecurity, not here, in Ukraine.  In Ukraine food is getting expensive, so we're going to spend $760 million to fix that, in the check.  And not just in Ukraine.”
“Congress was feeling kind of sporty.  It also added $150 million dollars for something called the Global Agriculture and Food Program, because while we're feeding Ukraine, why not feed the rest of the world?  We've got more food than we can use."
“Then there is another huge chunk of cash to quote, combat human trafficking now, not combat human trafficking in Texas, where it is now ubiquitous thanks to the open borders with Mexico, but to combat human trafficking in Ukraine.”
“There is still more money to make sure Ukranians have emergency shelter, because apparently more than a million Americans aren't homeless tonight.”
“There is also $900 to make sure that Ukranians have access to quote entitlement programs.  Our entitlement program?  They will need them when they arrive here, as many of them will.”
"Paying off your friends is always important in Washington, D.C.  There are billions more dollars going to Lloyd Austin's former employers in the weapon's business.  That would include $72 million dollars for something the bill describes, as quote, research, development, test, and evaluation in Ukraine.  This is weird, as Ukraine is a war zone and therefore probably not a great place for scientific research right now."
"And the bill goes on and on."
Legislators react to bill
As Congressman Massey of Kentucky pointed out, as cited in Tucker's commentary: “'Congress has now spent more money on Ukraine in six months than the U.S, government spent on all roads and all bridges in the U.S over all of last year. Also, the 440 billion we are sending to Ukraine to secure their borders is more than double what Joe Biden has asked to fund Customs and Borders security in the US.  the bill also spends more than 20 times the entire budget of the DEA.'” 
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi quoted the Gospel of Matthew in order to shore up support for the $40 billion Ukraine aid bill that was later in the evening approved by the chamber.
See here the 57 House Republicans who voted against Ukraine aid. 
Every single Democrat in the House voted for the bill.
Bill heads to the Senate
The Ukraine spending bill is now headed to the Senate
Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul defied leaders of both parties on Thursday, May 12, 2022 and single-handedly delayed until next week Senate approval of an additional $40 billion to help Ukraine and its allies withstand Russia’s three-month old invasion.
The aid package most certainly will be approved given out-of-touch McConnell's claim that Ukraine is top priority for all GOP senators.
Food for thought
Just in case you're wondering how your leaders feel about you, now you know for sure.


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