US support for Ukraine- a bargain!

Russian #trolls, $Putin #apologists & #peaceniks all scream that USA should not be funding weapons to Ukraine. It’s too expensive they say…but don’t back their opinions with evidence, the numbers
Luke Coffey: “US support to Ukraine is very real & advances America’s national interests. The U.S. has provided $27.5 B in military assistance to Ukraine since Russia’s invasion. This equals 3.2 % of the FY 2023 defense budget, about one-tenth of one % of America’s GDP
Or in more understandable terms.. about $3.50 from each American taxpayer per week or the price of coffee at Starbucks! A bargain!” Get that..Coffey for coffee!
A good chunk goes back into the USA economy for weapons & ammo. It’s an investment in global security against a planetary evil! Not a cost…but an investment…again a bargain

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