The $40 billion package that the U.S. House of Representatives just voted Tuesday to send to Ukraine could have nearly doubled the budget for our own Customs and Border Protection, Coast Guard, Transportation Security Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement combined.
With just 57 votes in opposition, 368 representatives across the political spectrum voted to send almost $40 billion in U.S. taxpayer dollars to Ukraine, within hours of the bill’s text being released. It’s more than the $33 billion previously requested by President Joe Biden, and an increase in federal spending amid a time of record inflation, federal deficits, and congressional failure to pass regular U.S. budgets.
The bill was quickly sent to the Senate, where South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, who previously called for the assassination of Russian President Vladimir Putin, signaled this might be the first of many such spending sprees for foreign interests, saying “Do I
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