Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) hit the brakes Thursday on bipartisan hopes that the Senate could quickly pass nearly $40 billion in Ukraine aid before leaving town for the week.
Paul objected to a deal offered by Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) that would have set up votes on Thursday afternoon on the funding and on an amendment from Paul, who wanted to include language in the bill to expand an Afghanistan inspector general role to include oversight of the Ukraine funds.
Paul blocked the votes because he wants his language inserted into the text of the bill instead of having to take his chance with an amendment vote, which could be blocked. The stalemate will delay the Senate’s passage of the Ukraine package until at least next week, and potentially beyond.
https://thehill.com/news/senate/3486654 ... d-package/
Independently that we hate Putin for what he is doing in Ukraine, I think there is merit to this.
This bi-partisan effort to send 40 billion to Ukraine is just too much. And me thinks that the Military-Industrial complex is playing a great hand here. Again the powerful interests in this country have managed to buy the MSM and as a result public opinion and now the political class to go on with this huge amount money to send to Ukraine, on things we hardly know on what would be spent on.
And even if the money is spent to help, what chances are that Russia ends up with it, if they managed to take over Ukraine which at this point looks very difficult but still possible. Kind of what happened with Afghanistan and all the money that went to waste only to be on the hands of the Taliban.
I agree supporting Ukraine but I think there is merit into slowing this thing down, considering this country is headed straight to a recession and we are dealing with record inflation. Pumping more money out there, using the printing press won't help at all.
40 Billion is just too much.