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House Republicans finally announce vote for $61 bil in Ukraine aid

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It's very late, but better than never. I hope Speaker Neuman survives until Sunday.

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The vote -- set for Saturday -- could finally get much-needed help to outgunned Ukrainian forces as they battle Russian invaders, and President Joe Biden swiftly called for Congress to pass it.

If the U.S. and its Allies can help shoot down Iranian drones over Israel, why can’t they do the same with and in Ukraine?

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If the U.S. and its Allies can help shoot down Iranian drones over Israel, why can’t they do the same with and in Ukraine?

Well, for a start Iran is about a thousand miles from Israel, and it helps when Iran announces they are attacking. Russia is right next to Ukraine, even in Ukraine.

Also, Ukraine is vastly bigger than Israel. Harder to defend every inch of airspace, therefore much more expensive to do so.

Hope that helps.

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I guess he got tired of “holding the line”.

Is he a Rino now?

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You know how lots of American,that do.not have pot and windows too throw it out can find find 10 of billions for foreign aid

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Mikey bought a spine!

if these bills come to the floor, they’ll pass with 300 votes each. That will mean they have significant GQP support.

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quercetumToday  07:50 am JST

The vote -- set for Saturday -- could finally get much-needed help to outgunned Ukrainian forces as they battle Russian invaders, and President Joe Biden swiftly called for Congress to pass it.

If the U.S. and its Allies can help shoot down Iranian drones over Israel, why can’t they do the same with and in Ukraine?

We're not allowed to have patriot batteries in Russia or ships in the Black Sea. Yes, it is unfortunate I know.

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bass4funkToday  08:02 am JST

Either way, it clearly shows what utter clowns and incompetents the Pubs are...

Says the the party that could care less about their own country

You keep saying that but there is no foreign dictator that Democrats cuddle up to like MAGAs with Putin.

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Mikey bought a spine!

Had one, but the guy is being a bit squeezed.

if these bills come to the floor, they’ll pass with 300 votes each. That will mean they have significant GQP support.

Well, they care about the country, more than they care about Ukraine, I don’t fault them for that, I applaud it.

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bass4funkToday  08:15 am JST

Mikey bought a spine! 

Had one, but the guy is being a bit squeezed.

Yeah it is terrible being made to do something just to avoid being a traitor for life.

if these bills come to the floor, they’ll pass with 300 votes each. That will mean they have significant GQP support.

Well, they care about the country, more than they care about Ukraine, I don’t fault them for that, I applaud it.

They like being accepted by the Putin-MAGA party more than they like any country.

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Had one, but the guy is being a bit squeezed.

Did he get squeezed in mar-a-lago? Just a little pinch? 45 supports Ukraine aid now too. What a turnaround.

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they care about the country, more than they care about Ukraine

They care about scoring political points with their mindless MAGA base and its ill-tempered child emperor.

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Did he get squeezed in mar-a-lago?

Who knows?

Just a little pinch?

Guess is good as mine.

45 supports Ukraine aid now too. What a turnaround

No, he supports the U.S., but it’s about the mouth. I get it.

Yeah it is terrible being made to do something just to avoid being a traitor for life.

Democrats?? Sure.

They like being accepted by the Putin-MAGA party more than they like any country.

Digging deep with that aluminum shovel it would seem, huh?

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Had one, but the guy is being a bit squeezed.

Define "squeezed"...and "by who"...

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I.do.not care if Republicans opposed foreign aid , because they would oppose helping minorities,one day and relatives soon ,the first shall be last and the last shall be first in America

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Mikey from life cereal grows a spine and does what’s best for the country.

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$61 B for Ukraine

$26 B for Israel

$8 B for Taiwan

$ZERO for the thousands of American's sleeping on the streets of LA, NY, Chicago, and Philadelphia.

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$ZERO for the thousands of American's sleeping on the streets of LA, NY, Chicago, and Philadelphia.

Yeah. When is the GOP House going to put forward an anti-poverty bill?

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The US is many things, but a charity is not one of them. This is basically defense spending, with a lot of it going to American companies to buy their weapons.

It's not a bill for addressing homelessness. Thankfully, there are plenty of other ways the government raises funds for that too.

$61 B for Ukraine

$26 B for Israel

$8 B for Taiwan

$ZERO for the thousands of American's sleeping on the streets of LA, NY, Chicago, and Philadelphia

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You say that like it's a bad thing.

Illegal immigrants go where there are jobs to be had.

, look at California and New York, the two supposedly largest states in the union. And with the influx of more illegals, these states will become unrecognizable, ..

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LondonCNN — 

The high and rising level of US government debt risks driving up borrowing costs around the world and undermining global financial stability, the International Monetary Fund has warned.

The IMF said Wednesday that increased government spending, growing public debt and elevated interest rates in the United States had contributed to high and volatile yields — or interest rates — on Treasuries, raising the risk of higher rates elsewhere

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US debt is not important since they can print money without any impact on inflation and interest rates. Other countries cannot print significant money without its side effects.

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Mikey from life cereal grows a spine and does what’s best for the country.

Who?

US debt is not important since they can print money without any impact on inflation and interest rates. Other countries cannot print significant money without its side effects.

Well, exactly, and that is why the only thing that the Dems have going for them as far as policy is concerned is: abortion, let them run on that, and spend money on that seriously. Killing babies will not stop crime, illegal drugs, illegal aliens, attacks on our police, and rising food and gas prices, this just helps Trump.

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US debt is not important since they can print money without any impact on inflation and interest rates.

This is not true. While somewhat insulated owing to its stays as a reserve currency, no country is immune from the inflationary effects of an overly easy monetary policy.

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Well, if Trump has finally come around an realized that the people want Ukrainian aid, and therefore is allowing Johnson to do it, at least he's come around to the right way of thinking.

Although it wouldn't surprise me if cancelling any Ukrainian support was one of the first things he did, were he to win.

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The sugar on the top of all this is how angry Putin will be when he hears. He is going to be furious - this seals the deal on the fall of the Russian wannabe empire.

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No money for Israel..

No money for Ukraine..

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This won't save Zelensky's regime. Manpower is their Achilles heel and they've been churning through it like a drunken sailor. You can't print manpower unless they bring in more mercenaries. People are fleeing the country, abandoning cars on border roads since the conscription bill passed.

Someone implied there are no patriot systems in Ukraine - incorrect. They've been there for some time and have increasingly been getting whacked by Russian missile strikes.

Demographic-wise, this aid package may just finish off this country once and for all.

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"Biden described Ukraine and Israel as two US allies desperate for help"

What? Granted Ukraine is desperate for military help but Israel? It has razed most of Gaza and killed / wounded 150 thousand Palestinians in 6 months ( 70 % civilians / women and children ) with the bombs and missiles Biden WH supplied. If anyone is "desperate for help " its the Gaza civilians which White House clearly showed it doesnt give a damn about and now Joe is gonna send even more bombs and missiles to IDF to kill more civilians with.

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This won't save Zelensky's regime

You guys thought you were going to take Kyiv a long time ago. I don't think Russian predictions on the outcome of this war hold much weight.

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This won't save Zelensky's regime

Then no need for Russian tears.

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BertieWoosterToday 09:08 am JST

LondonCNN — 

The high and rising level of US government debt risks driving up borrowing costs around the world and undermining global financial stability, the International Monetary Fund has warned.

The IMF said Wednesday that increased government spending, growing public debt and elevated interest rates in the United States had contributed to high and volatile yields — or interest rates — on Treasuries, raising the risk of higher rates elsewhere

It is the right of the US to determine its borrowing and overnight interest rate. Yield curve is negative, btw.

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JohnToday 09:21 am JST

US debt is not important since they can print money without any impact on inflation and interest rates. Other countries cannot print significant money without its side effects.

Substitute borrow for print and you are correct. Fed balance sheet going down so no printing involved.

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US debt is not important since they can print money without any impact on inflation and interest rates. Other countries cannot print significant money without its side effects.

There are impacts, though. It’s just with a massive and diverse economy like the US, we are more insulated than most.

Most of our debt is to ourselves, as with most other nations who control their own currency.

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EastmanToday 10:12 am JST

well USA will need to learn in hard way than.

instead of peace negotiations they prefer make more money out of UA blood and misery.

NOT NICE...

Withholding aid to a country under criminal assault to try to get a fake peace agreement is NOT NICE...

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Strangerland

Well, if Trump has finally come around an realized that the people want Ukrainian aid, and therefore is allowing Johnson to do it, at least he's come around to the right way of thinking.

Johnston went down to Mar-a-Lago to let Trump know that he is going to allow a vote for Ukraine aid and that Trump had better reign MTG and the Twitter faction in, because if they go for Mike's job, they will not be in congress much longer.

There is a new power dynamic. And it doesn't include Trump.

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Johnston went down to Mar-a-Lago to let Trump know that he is going to allow a vote for Ukraine aid and that Trump had better reign MTG and the Twitter faction in, because if they go for Mike's job, they will not be in congress much longer.

Interesting take. I don't see Johnson as having a spine though, so I'm skeptical that he could ever say that to Trump.

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Get it done already.

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JJEToday 10:46 am JST

This won't save Zelensky's regime. Manpower is their Achilles heel and they've been churning through it like a drunken sailor. You can't print manpower unless they bring in more mercenaries. People are fleeing the country, abandoning cars on border roads since the conscription bill passed.

Someone implied there are no patriot systems in Ukraine - incorrect. They've been there for some time and have increasingly been getting whacked by Russian missile strikes.

Demographic-wise, this aid package may just finish off this country once and for all.

If it finishes off a generation of Russians from fighting Russia's wars of imperialism, this is acceptable.

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Eastman

well USA will need to learn in hard way than.

instead of peace negotiations they prefer make more money out of UA blood and misery.

Talk to Putin. He doesn't want peace.

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instead of peace negotiations they prefer make more money out of UA blood and misery.

Peace can happen tomorrow, but Russia has refused Ukraine's proposed peace plan. So the war continues, and will continue as long as Russia refuses peace, and until their soldiers all die.

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Strangerland

Johnston went down to Mar-a-Lago to let Trump know that he is going to allow a vote for Ukraine aid and that Trump had better reign MTG and the Twitter faction in, because if they go for Mike's job, they will not be in congress much longer.

Interesting take. I don't see Johnson as having a spine though, so I'm skeptical that he could ever say that to Trump.

Sure, he doesn't look like it. I guess we will find out soon enough. Something has happened, just not exactly sure what.

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JJE

Someone implied there are no patriot systems in Ukraine - incorrect. They've been there for some time and have increasingly been getting whacked by Russian missile strikes.

No, they haven't. A Couple of launchers have been hit, that's all.

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Yeah. When is the GOP House going to put forward an anti-poverty bill?

When its profitable

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It's like telling a beaten wife she has no right to fight back.

well USA will need to learn in hard way than.

instead of peace negotiations they prefer make more money out of UA blood and misery.

NOT NICE...

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