Ukraine President Returns to DC Looking for More Money

 September 22, 2023

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has made the journey to the United States amid a war with Russia.

Zelensky desperately needs help, and he even asked permission to address a joint session of Congress so we can hear him demand more money for Ukraine to help them fight off the Russians.

Talking Points…

  • Why Zelensky is here
  • McCarthy denial
  • My Two Cents…

Zelensky Needs Help

The United States, by far, has been the most significant contributor to the Ukraine war effort against Russia.

Biden has sent a staggering amount of military aid and cash to Ukraine, draining our supplies and contributing to our national debt.

Zelensky, however, is more desperate than ever.

A NATO country with far more to lose than the United States has just informed Zelensky that it will no longer contribute weapons to the cause.

Due to "a series of absolutely unacceptable statements and diplomatic gestures appeared on the Ukrainian side," Poland is now using its money to modernize its military for fear it will be neck deep in this conflict sooner rather than later.

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki stated:

"[Poland is] no longer transferring any weapons to Ukraine because we are now arming ourselves with the most modern weapons."


Zelensky asked House Speake McCarthy (R-CA) for permission to address Congress, but he was denied.

McCarthy stated, "Zelensky asked for a joint session; we just didn't have time. He's already given a joint session."

On Tuesday, McCarthy was far more direct about this, stating:

"Is Zelensky elected to Congress? Is he our president? I don't think I have to commit anything, and I think I have questions for him."

"Where's the accountability on the money we've already spent? What is the plan for victory? I think that's what the American public wants to know."

McCarthy is not the only person in Congress that feels this way, either...

I agree… enough is enough.

My Two Cents…

The main reason that the United States jumped into this conflict in the first place was to protect mineral-rich Ukraine, which has some of the world's largest reserves of titanium and iron ore, fields of untapped lithium, and massive deposits of coal, according to a Washington Post report.

With the land grabs that Biden has been conducting, we are going to need those resources to survive. However, at this point, unless Ukraine gives those resources to us free, we have so much invested, that we will be operating in the red for decades if we are forced to pay Ukraine for these resources.

If Biden had an ounce of intelligence, our military aid would have been matched dollar for dollar with these resources, but Biden just wanted to play savior, announcing from the outset that we would help fund this debacle until Ukraine wins, which may never happen.

This is our new forever war.

Furthermore, as McCarthy noted, there is zero accountability for what we have already sent, with blistering reports in major outlets such as the New York Times, Reuters, Associated Press, NPR, Time, and Politico outlining the corruption that continues to exist and grifting associated with the money we have sent over there for contractors.

Despite all this waste, Biden is asking Congress for another $26 billion for Ukraine.

He is doing this while we have our own shortfalls and problems with military supplies, including massive issues with the new F-35, which reportedly only finishes missions about 50% of the time, and a significant portion of the fighters grounded for maintenance that we are unable to maintain.

This is a $100 million aircraft, one of which was just scuttled due to problems when it was flying in bad weather. This is an amazing fighter when it is working properly, but that seems to be the exception rather than the rule.

I have supported blocking Russia from taking Ukraine since the outset of this conflict, but if I am being honest, I am getting closer to the line of pulling the plug, especially after Poland bailed.

Unless we get some significant concessions from Ukraine on the mineral front, what is our end game, and how does it benefit the United States if we continue to pour trillions of dollars into this war every year?

I am willing to listen, but this administration has given no substance, and it seems to be willing to ignore the blatant corruption noted above just so Joe Biden can play the hero.

As of September 22, 2023, we have surpassed $33 trillion in US National Debt, with a 122.60% US Federal debt-to-GDP ratio.

We went from an America First agenda to an America Last agenda… and the people paying the most for this are middle-class Americans, the very people that Biden pretends he is fighting for with his radical and irresponsible agenda.

About Jerry McConway

Jerry McConway is an independent political author and investigator who lives in Dallas, Texas. He has spent years building a strong following of readers who know that he will write what he believes is true, even if it means criticizing politicians his followers support. His readers have come to expect his integrity.

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