(TheRedAlertNews.com) – While American paychecks are being severely eroded by record-high inflation in the United States of America, President Joe Biden, backed by many in the United States Congress, is preparing to spend another $40 billion to purchase weapons and other aid for Ukraine to defend itself against Russia.
The soon-to-be enacted legislation would send over $20 billion in military supplies and another $20 billion in humanitarian, economic, and other aid to Ukraine.
While the bill moved forward with both Senate Republicans and Democrats voting by large margins to advance the legislation, several populist and libertarian-leaning Republicans voted against the bill. Among them, Sens. Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Rand Paul (R-KY) have been exceptionally vocal in their opposition.
Hawley tweeted, “Spending $40 billion on Ukraine aid – more than three times what all of Europe has spent combined – is not in America’s interests. It neglects priorities at home (the border), allows Europe to freeload, short changes critical interests abroad and comes w/ no meaningful oversight.”
And according to Paul, as he spoke on the floor of the Senate chamber, “My oath of office is the U.S. constitution not to any foreign nation and no matter how sympathetic the cause, my oath of office is to the national security of the United States of America. We cannot save Ukraine by dooming the US economy.”
What is your opinion? Please email [email protected] and share your thoughts about the United States preparing to spend another $40 billion on military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine as it tries to hold off a Russian invasion. Do you support the additional $40 billion, or do you believe the money should be used to alleviate the suffering of Americans being harmed by inflation and economic and social harms?
Spending $40 billion on Ukraine aid – more than three times what all of Europe has spent combined – is not in America’s interests. It neglects priorities at home (the border), allows Europe to freeload, short changes critical interests abroad and comes w/ no meaningful oversight
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) May 16, 2022