Rand Paul Goes “America First” on the Ukrainian Aid Issue

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How much have we given Ukraine since it all began last year? It’s over $100 billion at this point, and we’re not done, either. In fact, we have people like General Mark Milley saying that we have the means to keep funding them until they actually win the war.

We may have the means, but there has to be another question asked: should we?

Seriously, should we be giving billions to another country when we’re not even taking care of our own people? $100 billion would go a long way toward helping Americans get off the streets, overcome drug issues, and so much more. And yet, Biden and the rest of the Democrats want to keep handing money over to President Zelensky without even asking how the money will be spent.

Luckily, we have people like Senator Rand Paul who is still thinking about America.

He’s not holding back his opinion on Zelensky visiting Capitol Hill with the request for $23 billion more.

“They’ve canceled the elections… they banned the political parties, they’ve invaded churches, they’ve arrested priests, so no, it isn’t a democracy, it’s a corrupt regime.”

Why would we even THINK about supporting a corrupt regime?

Biden doesn’t want to ask about it.

Neither does anyone else within the administration.

If the war could be won, it would have been won already. Another $23 billion from the US isn’t going to magically change that.

Paul isn’t wrong for taking an “America First” approach to the money that we have. We can’t keep giving it to Zelensky because there’s no financial accountability. It disappears as soon as Zelensky gets his grubby hands on it.

As RedState’s Bonchie wrote, “Past that, Paul is clearly right that we simply don’t have the money to keep doing this. Americans are being crushed by higher prices, and continuing to add to the national debt only exacerbates the situation.”

We tend to agree.

We need to keep the money in the US. If Biden can’t see that, it’s all the more reason to boot him out of the White House in 2024.