President Biden asked Congress on Thursday for $33 billion for Ukraine. That’s more than twice the size of the last care package the U.S. sent worth $13.6 billion last month.
As Ukrainian President Zelensky said in his address to his nation, “this step is not cheap” but the U.S. shows no sign of closing its checkbook.
Where will all of this money go? Weapons and food, yes, but the White House also says that it will pay to send news teams to Ukraine in order to “counter Russian disinformation and propaganda” by sending “independent media to defend freedom of expression.”
How, I ask you, can media that is paid for by U.S. taxpayers be independent? And who exactly are these new government-funded journalists? Some questions to ponder over your coffee this morning.