Congress is prepared to push through an additional $12 billion just one day after Zelensky complained. Now, Zelensky has revealed how much US taxpayers give to Ukraine monthly.
Vladimir Zelensky, the president of Ukraine, bragged in a CBS “Face the Nation” broadcast that aired on Sunday that Washington is giving him a staggering $1.5 billion each month for state coffers as the nation runs up a sizable deficit due to the ongoing conflict there.
The Ukrainian leader said, “The United States gives us $1.5 billion every month to support our budget to fight” against Russia, but noted there is still “a deficit of $5 billion in our budget.” He then quickly switched to reiterating Kiev’s perennial complaint that there is never enough money, despite the fact that, for the most part, the average American taxpayer appears unaware among the barrage of nonstop news about conflict.
After announcing the astounding monthly aid amount of $1.5 billion, Zelensky stated, “But believe me, it’s not even nearly enough to cover the civilian infrastructure, schools, hospitals, universities, homes of Ukrainians. Why do we need this? We need the security in order to attract our Ukrainians to come back home.”
“If it’s safe, they will come, settle, work here and will pay taxes and then we won’t have a deficit of $5 billion in our budget. So it will be a positive for everybody,” the Ukrainian leader continued. “Because as of today the United States gives us $1.5 billion every month to support our budget to fight- fight this war. However, if our people will come back- and they do want to come back very much, they have a lot of motivation- they will work here.”
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“And then the United States will not have to continue, give us this support,” he said, but given the current state of affairs, it could be years before the US might “not have to continue” the nonstop aid. Zelensky seemed to be attempting to present a peculiar “win-win” scenario for Americans, yet if typical US taxpayers realized the full scope of it, they would undoubtedly question that story.
Ironically, or tediously, Congress is prepared to push through an additional $12 billion, according to Reuters, just one day after Zelensky complained, “But believe me, it’s not even nearly enough.”
This is crazy, says Tucker Carlson of Fox:
“Negotiators to a stop-gap spending bill in the U.S. Congress have agreed to include about $12 billion in new aid to Ukraine in response to a request from the Biden administration, a source familiar with the talks said on Monday,” Reuters detailed. “Earlier this month, U.S. President Joe Biden asked Congress to provide $11.7 billion in new emergency military and economic aid for Ukraine.”
It ought to be remembered that only in July did the Associated Press and NPR draw attention to a highly inconvenient reality and issue that really never went away: