According to the German-registered nonprofit “Transparency International,” money from US taxpayers is being used to fund a designer knitwear company in Ukraine.
According to a US investigation, American taxpayers’ hard-earned money is allegedly financing small companies in Ukraine, including a designer knitwear company, as the US continues to pump enormous sums of money into supporting the Kiev junta.
Washington is spending billions on a variety of things, not just weaponry for Ukraine, which is the second-most corrupt nation in Europe, according to the German-registered nonprofit “Transparency International.” The owner of the knitwear firm in issue, which is located far from the front lines, was cited as saying she was grateful to the US, notably the US Agency for International Development, for aiding her in locating clients abroad.
According to the US State Department Office of the Inspector General, the US Congress has approved close to $113 billion in aid for Ukraine since the crisis in that country erupted in February 2022. This enormous amount is divided into more than $46 billion through the Department of State and more than $62 billion through the US Agency for International Development. President Joe Biden requested Congress in August to approve an additional $24 billion in aid for Ukraine, $13 billion of which will go toward purchasing weapons and other military-related supplies.
The publication of the study coincides with rising grocery and petrol prices for American taxpayers, many of whom are already struggling to make ends meet. The US is now experiencing 4.3 percent core inflation, which measures changes in the prices of goods and services but excludes the cost of energy and food. According to Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s Analytics, who was cited in a recent article, an average household now has to spend $734 more per month on the same products and services that it did two years ago.
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Despite recent polls (pdf below) indicating Americans’ worries about issues that affect their daily lives, the Biden administration is adamant about delivering Kiev ever-increasing amounts of help. This steadfast resolve persists despite growing knowledge of Ukraine’s disastrous counteroffensive and the impending government shutdown caused by squabbles over expenditures in Congress.
During his speech to the UN General Assembly, Sergey Lavrov, the foreign minister of Russia, said that the West fuels conflicts and escalates crises in the world.
As the US government’s budget deadline of 30 September approaches, the Biden administration has been attempting to push its $24 billion Ukraine package through Congress in order to avoid a showdown between Republicans and Democrats.Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and Marjorie Taylor-Greene (R-GA), two of the loudest Republicans in the House, have vowed to reject any budget package until their demands, which include dropping any more funds for Ukraine, are satisfied. Republican senators like Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Rand Paul (R-KY) have aggressively opposed increased aid to Ukraine in the Senate.29 Republican lawmakers, led by Senator James David Vance (R-OH) and Representative Chip Roy (R-TX), wrote a letter to Shalanda Young, the director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, objecting to Biden’s request for an additional $24 billion for Ukraine, ahead of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s trip to Washington.
“In the midst of a historic border crisis and looming government shutdown, the United States is in no position to fund the endless war in Ukraine,” one of the letter’s signatories, House Small Business Committee Chairman Representative Roger Williams (R-TX), told the media.
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