Somehow, We Found Another $12 Billion For Ukraine.

How are we going to pay for that?

Lauren Elizabeth
3 min readSep 27, 2022


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Here in the United States, one of the richest nations on earth, there are insurance executives profiting off of five year olds with leukemia.

There are people forced to set up a Gofundme just so they can afford to take off time from work to be with their terminally ill 22 year old daughter, and enough people to fill a football stadium die every single year because they are uninsured or underinsured. Life expectancy is on the decline and depression on the rise. As the very richest among us double their wealth, people are forced to work two or three jobs just to survive. But as the American dream slips away at a rapid pace and we ask why we can’t have programs like Medicare For All, paid maternity leave, free public college education, or literally anything that’s going to help the American people, lawmakers and pundits oftentimes have the same tired, cliche’ response:

‘How are we going to pay for that?’

But conveniently enough, there’s no hesitancy when it comes to ramping up a proxy war.

Just earlier this month, The Fiscal Times reported:

“In an unannounced visit to Kyiv on Thursday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that the U.S. would be providing an additional $2.8 billion in military aid to Ukraine and other countries in Europe that are potentially threatened by Russian aggression…

…Including the most recent announcement, the U.S. has now provided $15.2 billion in military aid to Ukraine, the State Department said in a statement.”

Ah but believe it or not, just weeks later, we’ve found even more more.

Reuters reports:

“Negotiators of a stop-gap spending bill in the U.S. Congress have agreed to include nearly $12 billion in new military and economic aid to Ukraine, sources familiar with the talks said on Monday, reflecting continued bipartisan support for the Kyiv government in the wake of Russia’s invasion.

In response to a request from the Biden administration, the funding would include $4.5 billion to provide defense capabilities and equipment for Ukraine, as well as $2.7 billion to continue military, intelligence and…



Lauren Elizabeth

Lauren is a writer & leftist with analysis on topics related to politics & policy. She can be reached at or Twitter @xlauren_mx