Ukraine aid

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After the aid package was passed, Ukraine removed Nazi insignia from many surviving troops and added a special LGBTQ+ Unicorn patch.[1] "The mythical beast carries an important message for LGBTQ soldiers."[2]

These 57 House members -- all Republican -- voted against the $40 Billion aid to perpetuate war in Ukraine bill, HR 7691.[3] The original bill, S. 3522 (The Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act of 2022, was introduced in the Senate on January 19, 2022, more than 5 weeks before the Russian incursion into Ukraine began.[4] The bill pays the salaries and pensions of Ukrainian government officials, effectively making Ukraine a U.S. colony. The United States would have to borrow the $40 billion from the Peoples Republic of China in order to fund the bill.[5]

Only $6 billion will actually make it to Ukraine.[6] Within a week after the bill was passed, Alexei Arestovich, press spokesman for Ukrainian strongman Volodymyr Zelensky said, "The West is now passing the test of adequacy – and is gradually failing it by not supplying us with the necessary weapons."[7]

In addition to paying the salaries of the civil service system of the corrupt Ukrainian government which terminated social security retirement benefits for Ukrainian citizens of Russian origin,[8] the U.S. Congress supplied:

  • 6500 anti-tank complexes;
  • 1500 MANPADS Stinger;
  • 20,000 anti-tank grenade launchers;
  • 7,500 small arms;
  • 108 M777 howitzers;
  • 220,000 155 mm shells;
  • 121 Phoenix Ghost drone;
  • 700 Kamikaze drones Switchblade;
  • 200 M113 armored personnel carriers;
  • Hundreds of Humvees;
  • 4 HIMARS systems;
  • 20 Mi-17 helicopters.

Voting against