President Joe Biden made a rare appearance in the Oval Office to announce a whopping $100 billion foreign aid package that would benefit Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan. Now, before you start scratching your head and wondering why we’re dishing out all this cash to foreign countries, let’s break it down. Biden wants $60 billion to go towards Ukraine, $10 billion for Israel, and a little something, $30 billion to be exact, for Taiwan. Apparently, he believes these countries are in dire need and that it’s our responsibility to swoop in and save the day. But hold on a minute, Joe. Shouldn’t we be taking care of our own backyard first?
Ummm… not even close.
WATCH: Biden Compares Ukraine War To American Revolution In Oval Office Pitch For Massive Aid Package https://t.co/0yRLHoTnO4
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In his speech, Biden compared the situation in Ukraine to the American Revolution. Now, forgive me if I’m wrong, but last time I checked, nobody was fighting for their independence from a colonial power in Ukraine. But hey, who doesn’t love a good historical comparison, right? I’m sure the people of Ukraine will appreciate being compared to our founding fathers. *eye roll*
But here’s the real kicker. Biden wants Congress to pass this aid package immediately, without any strings attached. No plan, no accountability, nothing. Just a blank check for these countries to do with as they please. Well, call me crazy, but shouldn’t we at least have some kind of oversight to make sure this money isn’t being wasted or used against us? It’s not like we have an endless supply of cash hidden in the basement of the White House.
And let’s not forget about the growing opposition to this aid package from Republicans. They’re not just going to roll over and let Biden have his way. House Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan has already voiced his concerns about the lack of oversight and wants an inspector general to keep an eye on where this money is going. Makes sense to me. We can’t just be doling out billions of dollars without some sort of plan in place.
But what really grinds my gears is that the American people don’t seem to be on board with this either. According to a recent CNN poll, 55 percent of respondents want a pause in all aid to Ukraine. That’s a significant shift from earlier this year when the majority wanted funding to increase. It seems like the more people learn about this aid package, the less they like it. And who can blame them? We’ve got our own problems to deal with, like our crumbling infrastructure and skyrocketing national debt.
So, Joe, before you go running off with your checkbook, maybe you should take a step back and focus on the American people for a change. We elected you to look out for our interests, not play superhero to the world. Let’s take care of our own first, and then maybe we can talk about helping out our neighbors. But for now, it’s time to put America first.