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The U.S. Senate Debate On The ‘Emergency Funding’ Bill, Feb.12

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The U.S. Senate Debate On The ‘Emergency Funding’ Bill, Feb.12

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Written by Eric Zuesse

Already the U.S. Government’s spending that is annually authorized by Congress and signed into law by the President goes over 50% of it to the military (some of which is funded by other Departments so as to deceive the U.S. public that ‘only’ $886 billion per year — the Pentagon’s share of the actual $1.5 trillion-dollar total for the military — goes to the military), but for most members of Congress, that’s not enough; and, so, on February 12th, there was passed in the Senate on a 70-29 vote an “Emergency National Security Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2024’’, which adds $60 billion to Ukraine, $14 billion to Israel, and it adds $8 billion more in order to start a war between China and its Province of Taiwan (the U.S. Government officially acknowledges that it’s that but wants it to declare itself independent so that there will be a war between Taiwan and China), plus another $13 billion for wars in Yemen and elsewhere — all of this being ‘Emergency’ money, which therefore must be spent immediately.

Here were the opposite sides of the U.S. Senate’s floor debate that preceded the 70-29 passage of the bill:

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REPUBLICAN MITT ROMNEY: The vote we will soon take to provide military weapons for Ukraine is the most

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important vote we will ever take as United States senators. REPUBLICAN JOSH HAWLEY: We have enough

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money to make hundreds of millions of dollars of our taxpayer funds available to the private sector in Ukraine. We are

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now literally funding their businesses, their banks, Lord knows what. We’ve got money without

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end. We’ve got enough money to pay for bureaucrats’ salaries [in Ukraine], we’ve got enough money to pay for Ukrainian government

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officials’ pensions. We’ve got enough money for so-called humanitarian aid that gets funneled away from, siphoned

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off into, any manner of corrupt uses. We won’t know because we don’t have a special Inspector General to oversee

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this money, but that’s a different story. Oh, no, we’ve got plenty of money and I have listened carefully, carefully, to

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colleague after colleague of mine come to this floor and stand where I am now and say it’s so important

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that we spend this money on these overseas wars. We must spend the money. If

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we don’t spend this money now, why it may cost us more money in the future. No, it’s, it’s imperative. It’s imperative that we

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spend this money. Meanwhile these same people turn to the citizens of Missouri and say

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you’re not worth a dime. They say you can’t have a penny. They turn to the residents of Kentucky

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and Tennessee and Alaska and New Mexico and Arizona and Utah and Texas and they

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say we don’t care that you were poisoned. We don’t have a dime for you, we have unlimited money for Ukraine, we’re going

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to rebuild the borders of Ukraine, that’s in this bill, but we don’t have anything for you.

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That’s as honest a summary of this debate as you are likely to find, because those are the sides for public consumption and not the (secret) sides from the political megadonors, whom the now extensive scentific research on how the U.S. Government ACTUALLY runs proves to actually control America’s Presidents and members of Congress and the laws that they pass and the ones that they refuse to pass.

So: though in the current fiscal year the U.S. Government is paying $1.5T for its military, 70% of America’s Senators voted for this “Emergency National Security Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2024’’ to add yet another $95 billion to that, and they claim that the $1.5T which they had already authorized for the military wasn’t actually enough in order to satisfy the people who fund their political careers (although these 70 Senators don’t use that as their excuse but instead, as Romney said in the same speech:

“We are not being asked to send American troops into war. We are asked to help the Ukrainians defend themselves” “If we fail to help Ukraine, Putin will invade a NATO nation.” “Ukraine is not the end. It is a step.”

Or, as they said during Vietnam-War times, it is a “domino.” So: that’s the public case. However, as things turned out, Vietnam wasn’t actually any domino at all: America’s loss to Vietnam wasn’t followed by any other “domino.” One can only speculate whether the U.S. Government believed the “domino theory” then, and whether they believe the domino theory now. But the domino theory is the dominant ‘theory’ now, not only in the Government of America, but also in the Governments of its colonies (‘allies’) in NATO, today. One might therefore reasonably wonder whether it was cooked-up both times in the executive offices of firms such as Lockheed Martin and ExxonMobil. It was certainly false back in the 1970s, but it was enormously profitable for America’s mega-corporations then, and has remained so now, long after the Soviet Union and its communism ended. For propagandists, truth isn’t actually relevant, but only dollars are — and this is just as true today, as it was in the 1970s.

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Investigative historian Eric Zuesse’s latest book, AMERICA’S EMPIRE OF EVIL: Hitler’s Posthumous Victory, and Why the Social Sciences Need to Change, is about how America took over the world after World War II in order to enslave it to U.S.-and-allied billionaires. Their cartels extract the world’s wealth by control of not only their ‘news’ media but the social ‘sciences’ — duping the public.

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_TomSawyer_

we americans love supporting nazism, terrorism, and especially corruption.

its our way! 🗽🎉🔯🐖🤑

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huha

the problem is that the u.s. economy will collapse and this generation will pay the bill, especially in europe. it will be quite funny when the so-called “german pensioners” learn that they will never retire and will never receive any pensions because they were spent by the americans and german illegals who flooded the eu because of american ngos.

huha

maybe they will explain that russia did it. i don’t know. western citizens are stupid enough. but it will still be difficult to explain to them that the “dictatorial regime” in belarus and russia is able to pay pensions, but the “western democracies” are unable to do so.

Sylvain

french people deserve to pay a lot

jens holm

it cant. they are insured with by western economics – thats mainly uk pounds, euro, swiss franks and yen. other smaller are there too.

if needed we let them lower so a safe level for all of us.

and you ignore to compare with the rest of the word in recession or. only one eye or worse ♿

most likely you predict from the collapsed marx and engels. russians are allowwed to know anything else.

next you should try harpo marx as role model. he dont talk too much🎈🎈🌙

Gneaus stapo

yawn boooring, same yada yada for decades…

Leaking $$ From The A$$

keep throwing endless trillions of paper money down the drain. im sure one day it’ll just work out fine for the merry kvunts

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Fqgqhhs

they can print infinite money but they cannot print infinite ressources and men.

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jens holm

only women can do that

Jull

romney saying common sense? dubious.. the only master propagandizer (coming up with bucha, navalny, skripal, and now domino) is the uk, as it needs us and russia to neutralize each other to stay on top, thats their “balance of power” policy.

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jens holm

the russian thing only reach the ground because they have short legs.

Clyde

the uk has not been “on top” since 1917. the banking interests that ran the british empire shifted seamlessly to the new imperial metropol in washington, while the city of london continues as the second hub. the idea of the us as separate from the british is silly.

Jull

go to richard poe substack for historical details showing the uk integrated the usa to its dominion, similarly to canada, australia and the rest of the common wealth.. in short, cfr, 5 eyes, nato (+neocons/masons) are the tools for uk to control us foreign policy.

BunkerDwellers

always clinging to the hope that somehow some hero will save them from their duty of caring. all drama to keep the plebs believing the play rather noticing the maniacal non-stop evil. this government is bankrupt and corrupt in every way. the orange “warpspeed” wailer and his gang won’t save the country or anyone but themselves. making the villain with one hand and the (appearing) slightly better savior on the other. israel and ukraine will get their bombs from the blackmailed filth.

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jens holm

russia want to raise the level of age to retire from 51 years to 65 years and for officers it will be 73.

so funny. the mens living age for all are 64,5. deadbeats or from the graves ? ♿ ♿♿ 🚑

formaldehyd instead of vodka?

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Peter

the house already said no to this crazy bill

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Boycott usa the world's bully

after the vietnam war the domino effect did happen actually. a lot of south east asia went communist; loas, cambodia and burma. – thailand. malaysia, indonesia (after a cia backed military coup) and singapore stayed aligned with the west.

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Massa John

this senate and the house became the most evil scum on this earth, financing mass-murder.and being participant in slaughtering the innocent children of gaza

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Massa John

and not a word about the kids in dombas

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