Yes, I feel sorry for innocent individuals in a war zone.

No, I don't want to provide welfare benefits out of my pocket, community, state, and country to a country rich in natural resources.

Primarily when much of the funding allocated by Congress will wind up in the pockets of politically-connected intermediaries, facilitators, scoundrels, and bogus vendors. Or used to support progressive communist democrat causes.

The grift continues…


  • Department of Defense (DOD)- $16.4 billion
  • Department of State (State) and USAID- $14.1 billion
  • Department of the Treasury- $650 million
  • Department of Health and Human Services - $1.2 billion
  • Department of Justice--$67 million
  • Department of Agriculture--$620 million

While your children’s schools fall into disrepair, a gift to the teacher’s union…

This funding would provide time-limited cash and medical assistance, as well as targeted supports such as English language education, job training, trauma-informed mental health services, and resources for local school districts to support Ukrainians arriving in the United States, including through the Uniting for Ukraine program.

Increase farm subsidies…

The request provides incentives to increase U.S. production of food crops to make up for short falls in global food production due to the war in Ukraine by temporarily increasing marketing assistance loan rates for wheat, edible oilseeds including soybeans, and rice to encourage greater supply availability for humanitarian needs or export. The funding would also provide incentive payments through crop insurance to increase wheat production by encouraging US farmers to double crop wheat. 

Space Farce…

This request would provide $800,000 to the Department of Defense for Space Force personnel and operational support in response to the situation in Ukraine. Funding would be used for temporary duty costs, intelligence analysis, flying hours, maintenance, weapon system sustainment, and other unit support costs.

An $8.8 billion slush fund going to the Department of State which not only instigated the overthrow of the Putin-backed Ukraine regime but was complicit with much of the corruption – even hiding Vice President Joe Biden’s grifting and quid pro quo deals to impeach Donald Trump on the word of a Ukraine-linked faux whistleblower. Note that the funds can be spent outside Ukraine or for purposes of supporting certain domestic initiatives.

This request would provide $8.8 billion to the Department of State for economic support and assistance to the people of Ukraine and other affected countries, including direct budgetary support, as well as support for food security, democracy, anticorruption, cybersecurity, counter-disinformation, human rights, atrocity documentation, energy, and emergency infrastructure needs. Funds would also be used by the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development for diplomatic and development support costs to reestablish the U.S. Embassy Kyiv. In addition, this request would authorize the transfer of these funds to the Assistance for Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia account and several other Department of State accounts to carry out these purposes. {page 41}

$500 million slush fund for the foreign European Bank for Reconstruction and Development…

This request would provide $500 million in contributions to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to address food security, energy, and other urgent needs in Ukraine. This funding would be used, in part, for a grant contribution to EBRD's Financial Intermediary and Private Enterprise Investment Special Fund, which would serve as a mechanism to channel donor contributions to address energy and food security needs in Ukraine. This would include support for small- and medium- sized agrobusinesses during the fall harvest and for natural gas purchases by the Ukrainian state energy company. {page 41}

Legalize defense contractor kickbacks…

This request would authorize Ukraine to utilize Foreign Military Financing Program funds appropriated in this Act and prior Acts to the Department of State to contract directly with U.S. companies to procure defense related materials which would facilitate the delivery of military assistance and security sector support. {page 48}

No approvals or authorizations are needed…

This request would provide the authority to reprogram funds appropriated in this Act and prior Acts making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs for assistance to Ukraine without regard to any minimum amounts specifically designated in such Acts. This authority would provide the needed flexibility to match resources with evolving needs and decrease reliance on new appropriations. {Page 50}

Wealth redistribution of taxpayer funds…

This request would authorize the Department of the Treasury to lend up to $21 billion to the Resilience and Sustainability Trust (RST) and the Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust (PRGT), which would enable the International Monetary Fund to respond more effectively to the situation in Ukraine and promote a more secure global economy. Support for the RST would help countries reduce their reliance on Russian oil and gas over time, and support for the PRGT will support zero-interest loans to the world's poorest countries to help them cope with rising food insecurity, rising poverty, and debt vulnerabilities.  {Page 51}

Asset forfeiture without due process; steal other people’s property without legal authority, and re-sell it cheaply to favored politically-connected friends and organizations…

1. Establishing Streamlined Administrative Authority to Seize and Forfeit Kleptocrat Assets
2. Enabling Transfer to Ukraine the Proceeds from Forfeited Property in Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Actions to Remediate Harms from Russian Aggression
3. Clamping Down on Facilitation of Sanctions Evasion
4. Leveraging Foreign Partners’ Ability to Freeze and Seize Oligarch Wealth
5. Modernizing Racketeering to Include Sanctions Evasion
6. Expanding the Time Limit to “Follow the [Oligarchic] Money”

These proposals would strengthen our whole-of-government approach—along with those of our international partners—in investigating, prosecuting, and forfeiting assets of Russian oligarchs to be used for the benefit of Ukraine. {Page 51}

The Pelosi family grift?

What were House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff doing in Ukraine?

Pelosi Secretly Flies to Ukraine to Meet with  Zelensky — Was She Grifting for a New Multi-Million Dollar Energy Deal for her Son?

The Gateway Pundit reported back in November 2019 that Nancy Pelosi’s son was a board member of a Ukrainian energy firm, and Nancy Pelosi appeared in the ads.

Proof – see for yourself…

February 1, 2017 – Nancy Pelosi’s son Paul Pelosi Jr. joins a gas industry company that does business in Ukraine, and Nancy appears in their promo video

However, this is not Paul Pelosi’s first potential brush with scandal. Back in 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged a company co-founded by Pelosi Jr. with fraud after learning that two convicted criminals were running the business

The firm InfoUSA, headed by major Clinton backer Vinod Gupta, has placed Pelosi’s son, Paul Pelosi Jr., on its payroll – even though he has no experience in the company’s main business activities, NewsMax has learned.

As NewsMax previously reported, InfoUSA repeatedly rented marketing databases to unscrupulous persons who used the information to defraud the unsuspecting elderly, investigators found.

The company is also under fire in a shareholder lawsuit which alleges that Gupta is appropriating company funds for personal use and his political pet projects.

…Pelosi’s son Paul acknowledged he has also been taking trips on corporate jets provided by Info USA.  <Source>

Bottom line…

It may be apocryphal, but appropriate: “A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking real money."

There are no brakes on Congressional spending nor checks on Congressional corruption.

We are so screwed.

-- steve

“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

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