America Last Biden administration requests another 13.7 billion from Congress to send to Ukraine

President Joe Biden is reportedly looking to spend even more money, despite his exorbitant spending habits only further exacerbating inflation.

Moreover, the president is specifically looking to spend more money on Ukraine, a foreign nation that’s been siphoning money and supplies from the U.S. for months.

In a blog post published Friday, Office of Management and Budget director Shalanda Young wrote that the president would like Congress to authorize an additional $11.7 billion for Ukraine, in addition to $2 billion for energy-related concerns.

“President Biden has been clear that the United States is committed to continuing to support the people of Ukraine as they defend their sovereignty. To deliver on that commitment and meet immediate needs, we are requesting $11.7 billion for security and economic assistance for the first quarter of FY 2023, as well as $2 billion to help address the impacts Putin’s war has had on domestic energy supply and reduce energy costs in the future,” the blog post reads.

“We have rallied the world to support the people of Ukraine as they defend their democracy and we cannot allow that support to Ukraine to run dry. The people of Ukraine have inspired the world, and the Administration remains committed to supporting the Ukrainian people as they continue to stand resolute and display extraordinary courage in the face of Russia’s full-scale invasion.”

The announcement provoked immediate backlash:

Notice what the latter Twitter user wrote about U.S. money possibly winding up in the wrong hands. Their concern wasn’t wrong.

“Once U.S. equipment is handed to the Ukrainian government, U.S. officials said, they have little direct knowledge of where that material goes, relying on the Ukrainian government for such information. The administration hasn’t agreed to allow American military troops, who could conduct some oversight, into the country,” The Wall Street Journal reported in June.

“Given the vast scale of the aid and the absence of U.S. and NATO oversight personnel in Ukraine, veterans of past U.S. military assistance campaigns say it is likely a matter of time before problems emerge.”

Speaking with the Journal, John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, said that it’s unavoidable that some of the money will be misused.

“Even if it’s a noble cause, there’s going to be theft. There’s going to be misconduct. There’s going to be nepotism. There’s going to be stupid decisions being made. It’s human nature. A couple of years from now, you’re going to be reading stories about waste, fraud and abuse,” he said.

One of the only U.S. politicians who’s demanded accountability for all of the money that’s been forked over to Ukraine is Sen. Rand Paul.

“U.S. Sen. Rand Paul blocked the Senate from passing a $40 billion aid package for Ukraine this week, derailing a plan to fast-track legislation his fellow Kentuckian, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, supported,” USA Today reported in May.

“Paul wanted a provision added into the bill that would assign an inspector general to oversee how these billions are spent. When that didn’t happen, he objected and effectively forced the Senate to wait until next week to vote on the aid for Ukraine because of procedural rules,” the outlet added.

Now fast-forward to early August, when CBS News posted a tweet containing a damning quote from Jonas Ohman, the founder of Blue-Yellow, a non-profit that provides support to both Ukraine’s military and civilians.

The quote read as follows: “Like 30% of it reaches its final destination.”

The quote was in reference to “the billions of dollars of military aid that the U.S. is sending to Ukraine,” as reported by CBS News.

Yet despite the quote being real and Ohman’s observation being accurate, CBS News deleted the quote because of backlash from the Ukraine-worshiping left:

But while the tweet may have been deleted, the inconvenient facts remain the same …

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