Billions More for Ukraine, Almost Nothing For Border Security

The White House is asking Congress for an additional $24bn in Ukraine aid “and other international needs” such as countering China, including $13.1bn for defense, senior administration officials revealed on Thursday.

The US has so far given Ukraine more than $113bn in aid since Russia invaded in February 2021, making it Ukraine’s biggest funder in its defense against Russia.

The extra funds would push total supplemental funding allocated by the US defense department for Ukraine to around $60bn to date, comprised of $43.9bn for security assistance and $18.4bn for military, intelligence, and other defense support, an administration official told the Guardian. Within the latest request for supplemental funds to Ukraine, the US is asking for $200m to counter the Russian mercenary Wagner group in African countries.

Kevin McCarthy, the Republican speaker of the House, has previously expressed he would not back supplemental funding to Ukraine that would push defense spending above the total negotiated in the deal to avert a national default. That deal capped national security spending for the fiscal year ending 30 September 2024 at $886bn.

“We don’t know how much longer this war is going to go on, or how much more assistance we might need to support Ukraine,” a senior administration official said on a call with reporters on Thursday. “We won’t be bashful about going back to Congress beyond the first quarter of next year if we feel like we need to do that.”

Republicans have been divided over Ukraine aid, with some vehemently opposingadditional support while others say spending is not enough. Republican presidential candidates in 2024 Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis, the Republican governor of Florida, have been among the loudest detractors of increasing defense spending on Ukraine.

In a letter to McCarthy, Shalanda Young, director of the US Office of Management and Budget – which administers the federal budget – wrote that the supplemental funds are necessary to support Ukraine and other vulnerable groups impacted by the war.

“As the impacts of Russia’s war reverberate around the globe, the United States is committed to maintaining strong global opposition to Russia’s illegal war. At the same time, it is essential that we offer a credible alternative to the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) coercive and unstable lending and infrastructure projects for developing countries around the world,” Young wrote.

Young also pushed Congress to swifty authorize funding to uphold agreements with three Pacific Island nations, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau, which allow the US military access to key bases near China in the Pacific Ocean in exchange for aid and other benefits.

The request, which totals around $40bn, also asks Congress to appropriate $12bn for disaster relief and about $4bn for managing the Southwest border, including combating the trade of illicit drugs, namely fentanyl. It allocates $60m to support pay increases for wildland firefighters as the US has seen a jump in extreme weather events.


but that money was already budgeted so it doesnt count!

OG news watching retards


brandon doesn’t give two shits about the border.


Fuck Ukraine.


If it wasnt the future of our children at stake, this would be fucking comical.


Joe Biden Reaction GIF by CBS News

I’m 100% convinced either I’m in a coma and this is a dream, someone is fucking with the Matrix or CERN slipped us into an alternative universe. No way the past few years are real


I’m ok with this.

Ukraine can eat my ass. I find this disgusting and immensely frustrating.

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“He hasn’t been to Europe either!”


the future of your kids is already fucked. The US has 34T in debt and another 100T + in unfunded liabilities that no one ever talks about

now you have half the country willing to reelect joe biden because change.

the US is fucked


Something something money laundering something

you get idiots like mayor adams in NYC crying about the migrants and how the city cant handle it (and people who think like he does) who dont have any problem with wasting this money in ukraine to make politicians (in both countries) rich. Thats all this is.

Instead of hiring 87,000 IRS agents why didnt the US hire 87K border service personnel and put in a system to fast track legal immigration for qualified and valuable migrants (and to build walls etc to fortify border)?

Old shitty senile man who falls asleep during heads of state meetings (mid conversation) 2024!

dumbest voters on the planet


Democracy is fucking awful because the baseline population are mouth breathing retards who vote based on what colour tie the dipshit talking wears.


Give me the money!

The people that still support him are dumber.


way to go Dems. Wait until some CHICOM mother fucker pushes your shit, after they walked across the border, were caught, and released into Texas. HAAAA. They gonna jump a bus straight up to yankee land and fuck you up.




they are equally dumb

look I dont want trump in office, I think his time has passed and there are far better candidates but he had things rolling pretty good (although I didnt think his spending policies were necessarily good).

People had a tantrum over mean tweets and thought that electing a 100 year old politician who has for decades had a reputation for being a fucking goof, fraud, liar, and plagiarizer, would be a good thing and would somehow bring positive change in washington

TLDR: these people were already this stupid and continue to be


they are all on the do you still support the ukraine thread having temper tantrums and looking stupid

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