I'll kick things off here with a reminder that bankruptcies in the U.S. are on the rise, presumably assisted by the wonderful "Bidenomics" the White House keeps laughably bragging about:
BREAKING: Americans filed more than 39,000 bankruptcy cases in August, an 18% increase from the same point last year,— unusual_whales (@unusual_whales) September 25, 2023
With that in mind, at least President Biden is doing something to help small businesses, farmers and first responders.
No, not in the U.S.!
The U.S. has sent more than $70 billion worth of aid to Ukraine since Russian troops crossed its border last year. But now a battle is brewing in Washington over the Biden administration's request for over $20 billion more.
Many Republicans in Congress are opposed – hardliners in the House want to cut off all funding; others are demanding more oversight.
We went to Ukraine to get some answers for the people who are bankrolling the war: American taxpayers. How exactly is your money being spent? And who's watching the weapons and the cash to make sure they end up where they're intended?
Take a look at what 60 Minutes "discovered":
60 Minutes discovered the U.S. is financing more than weapons in Ukraine. The government is buying seeds/fertilizer for farmers, paying the salaries of 57,000 first responders and subsidizing small businesses. https://t.co/vKWwWDqUwM pic.twitter.com/BxXItNgQce— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) September 24, 2023
This administration couldn't make its priorities any more clear, and it's not a healthy U.S. economy or secure borders here at home.
If this is all so great, we should just be told. It shouldn’t be something a news outlet has to “discover.” https://t.co/SKFU8LRigf— Bonchie (@bonchieredstate) September 25, 2023
It's almost like this administration's trying to avoid transparency.
It’s almost impossible for the average American to comprehend the amount of contempt their elected representatives have for them. https://t.co/qSMo3laXqf— a newsman (@a_newsman) September 25, 2023
It’s way worse than you thought— E (@ElijahSchaffer) September 25, 2023
The US is paying for all 57,000 first responder salaries in Ukraine
They are paying for seeds and grain for farmers
They are subsidizing the small businesses
Remember that while you suffer, you pay taxes to make Ukrainian’s lives easier https://t.co/9VZx5BSXSp
Find somebody who looks at you the way Biden and Senate leadership look at Zelenskyy:
I was proud to welcome President @ZelenskyyUa to the Capitol this morning and hear firsthand about the status of Ukraine’s counteroffensive.— Leader McConnell (@LeaderMcConnell) September 21, 2023
American support for Ukraine is not charity. It’s in our own direct interests – not least because degrading Russia helps to deter China. pic.twitter.com/u0W32MIRrw
The United States' commitment to Ukraine will not weaken.— President Biden (@POTUS) September 22, 2023
Putin may still wrongly believe that he can outlast Ukraine.
Putin may doubt our staying power.
We will stand for liberty and freedom today, tomorrow, and for as long as it takes. pic.twitter.com/k1m1BgggvT
Meanwhile, Americans continue to sink into the economic quicksand that is "Bidenomics." Next November can't come fast enough -- and hopefully it's not too late by then.