3 new Ukraine developments make case for YES to aid vote

By Jason Williams

Williams is a researcher, writer and founder of the Taxpayers Association of Oregon.

Speaker Mike Johnson is bringing a Ukraine funding bill before Congress.   This should be a YES vote.

Here are three new reasons why:

Helping Ukraine helps Trump help Ukraine: Trump cannot make a grand deal, for which he promised, if he is dealing with a collapsed Ukraine at the time he is inaugurated.   If Trump is elected this November, his ability to end the war depends on the strength of Ukraine he inherits.   The stronger Ukraine is in 2025 the more and better choices the new President has. Biden on the other hand, if elected would watch all the gains be lost in epic fashion.   Biden has done next to nothing to communicate the war to the public nor work with both parties on solutions.  The Biden policy is simply, throw out a funding number and tell everyone that they have blood on their hands if they don’t fund it.

Russia has called up an extra 100,000 troops this year.  Russia suffered a staggering 87% causality rate with some 315,000 soldiers so far (includes mercenaries).  The latest call-up is a extremely risky and unpopular move for Putin.  He is risking it all which means he is closer to turning the tide of the entire war or losing it all.  Retreating from Ukraine at this crossroads would be foolish.

Ukraine is limiting ammunition.   Right now, frontline soldiers are limiting their ability to fire back due to an ammunition shortage.  Supplying something as essential, transparent, trackable and financially low-cost (by comparison) as ammunition is common sense.    The United States is now, not even doing the bare minimum of restocking ammunition to help an important democratic ally that we have supplied for two years against one of our deadliest adversaries.   There are not realistically other democratic nations that can provide the volume or ramp-up in ammunition production like the United States is able to do.   Ammunition is our strength and Ukraine’s vulnerability at the moment.