Biden, who was criticized for his weakness at the beginning of the war for a passive tone that did not draw a ‘red line’ over Putin making a ‘minor incursion’ into Ukraine, and who originally tried to airlift Zelenskyy out of the country while Russians invaded has swung hard in the other direction.
Now, one year into the campaign, he paid an unannounced visit to the capital city to signal ongoing support for their effort. (No word yet on if/when he will be visiting East Palestine, Ohio.)
“Unchecked aggression is a threat to all of us,” Biden said. “One year later, Kyiv stands and Ukraine stands. Democracy stands, Americans stand with you and the world stands with you.”
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“Kyiv has captured a part of my heart,” he added. — NBC
He also announced another half-billion dollars in support for the ongoing war effort, after sending roughly $50 Billion last year alone.
Various questions are being raised by the blank check he’s been more than willing to sign in support of Ukraine. Here are a few of them:
Every dollar sent over in support of Ukraine adds a dollar to the national debt. Since we inevitably borrow that money, it adds to annual interest carried on our debt burden. Eight percent of every tax dollar is already lost to interest payments on debt. That money does not go to defense spending, domestic spending, or any of our vaunted programs. The more debt we rack up, the higher the percentage of our GDP is lost to keeping us from defaulting on our debts — and that isn’t even paying them down. Is there any upper limit to how much debt we will take on to keep Ukraine in this fight?
Meanwhile, Biden has explicitly refused to secure the US border from criminal cartels exploiting it for massive profit. Human smuggling operations have become a big profit maker for the same people behind the poisoning of hundreds of Americans every day from fentanyl.
Especially with the cloud of suspicion hanging over the Biden family’s foreign dealings in countries including Ukraine, questions are being raised about whether Joe Biden is as committed to protecting the security interests of the USA as he is of a country halfway around the world that has served as a piggy bank for a great many powerful oligarchs (and billionaire political benefactors) on both sides of the political divide.