Today, from Mark Alford (r):
Congressman Mark Alford
[November 1, 2023]
For far too long, the Washington swamp has tried to tie critical and controversial legislation together, dealing lawmakers an impossible hand by forcing them to vote on bundled legislation.
That stops here. The House is set to vote on an aid package to Israel, separate from the aid to Ukraine.
As lawmakers, we need to individually evaluate and systematically review aid packages and track where the money is going.
American taxpayers are footing the bill for these wars: they are funding Ukraine, Israel, and potentially Taiwan down the road. Congress should not be forced to send billions to multiple countries for different wars simultaneously.
America’s financial health is deteriorating; the dollar is weakening, and the endless printing of money has no end in sight.
We need individual review, accountability, and oversight for aid packages, not a bundle.
This is American taxpayers’ money, and allowing members to vote on this separately should be the standard.
We know Vladimir Putin thinks helping Ukraine is controversial. Go figure.
Who else? We’ll wait.
Some of the responses to Mark Alford (r)
Tell us , Alford, who do you want America to be in the World?
A Leader of Democracy that believes every single person has rights and say in their Government?
OR a Putin “kiss the hand” country who believes in Autocracy, Oligarchy and Facism.
History is repeating itself…..
The republican party needs to stop catering to Putin! Do your job and vote for aid to Ukraine and Isreal and stop playing games!
yes I remember that the United States and Europe sanctioned Russia heavily over that and General Flynn promised the Russians that Trump would ease those sanctions once he got in office.
if they were not enforced why was Russia wanting their Puppet Trump to release them so badly ?
So the majority party is trying to separate Isreal aid, while keeping it tied to IRS de-funding, and then take the separated Ukraine aide and tie it to border funding. So much for your premise of un-bundleing
That’s pretty disingenuous considering it includes cutting IRS funding.
AMEN, SO TRUE. STOP THOWING OUR MONEY AWAY TO OTHER COUNTRIES WHO DO NOT PAY BACK. YOU WANT TO CUT MY SOCIAL SECURITY, THAT IS NOT FAIR, WE WORKED FOR IT & WE DO NOT NEED IT GOING OVERSEAS WHERE THEY DO NOT APPRECIATE IT OR PAY BACK.
GOD BLESS AMERICA [….]
Is somebody going to tell her?
I don’t want aid to foreign countries
I’d rather throw American tax dollars at foreign countries now to help them fight aggressors than not help them and later have to throw American service members directly into the fray.
We’re not a prop for your apocalyptic right wingnut fever dream (October 21, 2023)