Folks, please don’t listen to idiots saying idiotic things. The $40 billion in aid to Ukraine doesn’t mean anybody is going to send $40 billion in cash to Ukraine. That would be insane and very unhelpful. The money will go into manufacturing weapons here in the US (jobs, got it?) and then sending them to Ukraine and replenishing the US stocks of weaponry. The US is off-loading a lot of its previous-generation weaponry to Ukraine and making space for next-generation weapons here in this country. Technology, manufacturing, innovation, jobs. US jobs. Got it?
A wartime economy is a booming economy when the war isn’t taking place on your territory. This is what this package aims to do. It’s an effort to rev up the US economy through a sector that has a history of doing just that. It’s a tried and true economic rescue measure. And no, I’m not saying this because it helps Ukraine. I’m saying it because this is very well-known and worked since WWI.
“Instead of doing something about the inflation, they are sending money to Ukraine” is not a smart thing to say. How do you think they are sending it? In bricks of cash that Ukrainians will throw at the enemy? These aid packages are an investment into the US economy, and that Biden is incapable of articulating it – well, the fellow can barely articulate his own name anymore. These aid packages are “them doing something about the economy.”
What makes more sense, that the US legislators really love Ukraine or that they really love the Pentagon and the kickbacks from military contractors? What does the Biden administration care about more, not losing the House in November or Ukraine not losing the war?
If we fail to understand what’s happening and why, the military infusion of cash into US industry will start working and the Dems will sell it to everybody as their nutso Green Deal working. We are opening ourselves up to an easy manipulation for the same reason as always: cheap, gratifying sense of self-righteousness.