Michael Ramirez Essay : America's New Lethal Weapon 10-22-23
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Supporting Ukraine degrades the Russian military, impedes Putin's expansionism, and is a deterrent to a Chinese invasion of Taiwan without putting American soldiers in harm's way.—Michael
by Michael P. Ramirez, October 22, 2023
What if there was a weapon that could eviscerate and degrade the Russian military, stop Putin in his tracks, impede the expansion of a malevolent authoritarian Russian empire, deter China from invading Taiwan, and increase national weapons production without the single loss of an American soldier, for less than 5% of the Defense budget. Would it be worth it?
In normal times, the answer would resoundingly be yes. Most Republicans would embrace it. Some Democrats would rather divert that spending to domestic social programs or climate change, but there would be bipartisan support for something so clearly in our national interest.
But these are not normal times. Call it Ukraine funding, and suddenly, the political dynamics shift.
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