"60 Minutes" reveals how US tax dollars are supporting Ukrainian small businesses, farmers, and the salaries of 57,000 first responders
ยท Sep 25, 2023 ยท NottheBee.com

๐ŸŽถ "I'm proud to be an American, where at least I'm broke and sending all my money to Ukraine" ๐ŸŽถ


I don't know about you, but I've never been more frustrated with the government than right now. Do they care, even one tiny bit, about any of us?

Destroy the dollar, send hundreds of billions to your friends, give us all a few thousand as a consolation prize, then send more to Ukraine while Americans suffer.

When folks say "America Last," it really is the slogan of the Obama-Biden people.

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The U.S has spent just over $43 billion on military aid to Ukraine since Russia invaded โ€” that's equivalent to about 5% of the American defense budget.


American taxpayers are providing more than just weapons. The U.S. has pumped nearly $25 billion of non-military aid into Ukraine's economy since the invasion began.

Oh, what kind of businesses are we supporting? Crucial medical, educational, and defense industries?

Nah... the example we get is knitware.

The U.S. government is subsidizing small businesses in Ukraine, including Tatiana Abramova's knitwear company, to keep them afloat.

Look how happy she is to receive your tax money!

Imagine if American small businesses, especially those destroyed by lockdowns and struggling under inflation caused directly by government spending, were given help. What a novel idea!

American officials from USAID helped Abramova find new customers overseas. In the midst of war, her company is supporting over 70 families.

"Especially in the condition of war, we have to work," she said. "We have to pay taxes, we have to pay wage, salary to our employees. We have to work, don't stop."

Well, of course. What would the world do without Ukrainian knitware during times of war??

American families don't need to work. Food stamps for you suckers!

Here's the video clip with a nod to, wait for it, John McCain:

The U.S. government has also bought seeds and fertilizer for Ukrainian farmers. America is covering the salaries of Ukraine's first responders, all 57,000 of them. The U.S. funds divers who clear unexploded ammunition from the country's rivers to make them safe again for swimming and fishing.


My goodness...

Some of the concerns over aid to Ukraine boil down to oversight. Ukraine is a young democracy with a history of corruption. According to the monitoring group Transparency International, it's ranked the second most corrupt country in Europe. Only Russia scores lower.

Okay, well then maybe we shouldn't be taking money from struggling families in Ohio to โ€”

Sen. Graham feels it's some of the best money the U.S. has ever spent.

Wait, what??

Bro, there are politicians I find distasteful, but few that have fallen as far or lost more respect than Lindsay Graham.

The outcome of the war may be decided by America's willingness to keep paying. Lieutenant Oleksandr Shyrshyn, a father of two who enlisted on the day Russia invaded Ukraine, pointed to the cost for Ukrainians.

"Ukrainians pay with their lives," he said. "And I believe and I hope that their lives cost much more than money, much more than taxpayers' money."

Did you hear that?

Keep shelling out the cash for the money-laundering scheme in Ukraine so Biden and his pals can have a fun proxy war while you struggle to afford food and your mortgage!

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