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The Great American Sellout: Congress Chooses Foreign Aid Over Border Security

The Great American Sellout: Congress Chooses Foreign Aid Over Border Security

Apr 23, 2024

The Great American Sellout: Congress Chooses Foreign Aid Over Border Security

In a recent development that has left many American citizens disillusioned, Congress has once again showcased its ability for bipartisan cooperation, not to bolster domestic interests, but rather to allocate a staggering $95 billion to foreign nations, an action that has been met with significant criticism. The funding, borrowed against the nation's tab, is dispersed among various countries, with Ukraine receiving $61 billion for its ongoing conflict, Israel obtaining $26 billion with a possible $9 billion that could reach Hamas, and an additional $8 billion earmarked for the Indo-Pacific region, primarily benefiting Taiwan.

This allocation comes at a time when Congress is grappling with an abysmally low approval rating of just 12%, a figure indicative of public dissatisfaction that places the legislative body in company with some of history's least favorable elements. The recent bill reflects a prioritization of geopolitical interests over pressing domestic concerns, notably the security crisis at the southern U.S. border, which has been conspicuously ignored in the funding measure.

The bill also includes controversial provisions such as the seizure of Russian central bank assets and a mandate for the sale of the social media platform TikTok, presumably to entities within the Silicon Valley tech oligarchy. This move has raised eyebrows and further fueled the narrative of a government far removed from the priorities of its constituents.

In the aftermath of the bill's passage, an exuberant display of support for Ukraine was seen on the House floor, with members chanting the Eastern European country's name and brandishing its flag, an act that has been interpreted by some as a betrayal of national interests.

The public's frustration with Washington's practices has been likened to the disillusionment of the past, drawing parallels to the 1930s-style corporatism where powerful industry sectors from finance to pharmaceuticals and green energy have seemingly commandeered the political process. This leaves ordinary citizens feeling sidelined, their voices drowned out by the influence of the highest bidders.

Increased involvement in political processes, from exercising free speech to volunteering and organizing, is crucial. While the path to change is arduous and ridden with potential disappointments, historical tides have shifted before and can do so again.

For those keen on political activism and government accountability, the message is to organize and participate, or risk continuing to serve a system that seems increasingly indifferent to the public will.


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