Monday, September 18, 2023

Biden Administration Won't Decouple Ukraine Funding From Hurricane Idalia Relief


White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre recently went on the record proclaiming that the Biden administration will not vow to decouple billions of taxpayer dollars going to Ukraine from relief funding for American victims of Hurricane Idalia in Florida and the wildfires in Maui, Hawaii. And nobody seems to care, least of all the mainstream media.

During a September 6 White House press briefing, Jean-Pierre was asked if disaster relief funds should be decoupled from additional aid to Ukraine. She replied, “Look, we see them both as incredibly important. I just laid out at the top what we saw happen in Ukraine: 16 civilians died.”

Yes, and at least 115 died in the Lahaina fire, and more are still missing. Hurricane Idalia killed three and caused many billions of dollars in damage. Both of those disasters afflicted Americans, and still Biden stuck to his “America Last” policy. I’m certain, however, that if fires and/or hurricanes ravaged Washington, D.C., Democrats would put forth numerous stand-alone spending bills to take care of their own. And probably take legal action against the fire and/or hurricane for attempted insurrection.

What if the George H.W. Bush administration had declared that it wasn’t going to decouple funding for the Afghan resistance fighters from relief funding for American victims of Hurricane Hugo? Or even from funding to clean up the waters around Alaska after the Exxon-Valdez oil spill? “It’s fund the Mujahideen or screw you South Carolinians and Alaskans!”

Think the media might have mentioned that?

What if FDR had refused to decouple Lend Lease loans to the USSR from money dedicated to help rebuild Pearl Harbor after the Japanese attack on December 7th, 1941? How would that have looked? What message(s) would that have sent?

On the other hand, today’s Democrats wouldn’t agree to decouple funding to fight “global warming” from that needed to rebuild the United States after a nuclear exchange and subsequent “nuclear winter.”

It appears President Peters Biden wishes to Make America Weak Again, Make America Broke Again…and Make Americans Miserable Again (MAMA).





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