Senate Blocks $48 Billion Small Business Aid Package Hours Before Passing $40 Billion In Ukraine Aid

Weapons manufacturers and Ukrainian oligarchs get bailed out instead of the struggling American middle class

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U.S. Senators showed their true colors Thursday, blocking a bipartisan bill to provide $48 billion to American small businesses hit by the Covid pandemic hours before approving a $40 billion dollar package to wage war against Russia via Ukraine.

In addition to leaving citizens behind in favor of Ukrainians, the printing of an additional $40 billion dollars will not help America’s already surging inflation rate.


Biden bragged the package will allow the US “to send even more weapons and ammunition to Ukraine.”

In fact, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced the Biden administration approved an additional $100 million in arms to sweeten the deal.

Republican critics of the small business aid proposal were concerned the $48 billion would exacerbate inflation, yet every senator who voted against the package voted for the Ukraine aid package.

At least the eleven senators who voted against the Ukraine package stuck to their convictions and also voted against the small business aid.

Speaking about the small business aid package, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said, “Democrats need to wake up and realize that dumping more money in the economy is simply pouring $5-a-gallon gas on an already out-of-control fire.”

Regarding the Ukraine package, Paul wrote on Twitter, “If Congress really believed giving Ukraine $40B was in our national interest, they could easily pay for it by taxing every income taxpayer $500. My guess is they choose to borrow the $ bc Americans might just decide they need the $500 more to pay for gas.”

Speaking with Newsmax on Thursday, Paul slammed Democrat policies for fueling inflation, saying, “The cause of inflation is borrowing too much money and having the Federal Reserve print the money. You’ve got to quit borrowing it.”

The government is spending money like there is no tomorrow; perhaps they know something we don’t.




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