U.S. to send $1 billion aid package to Ukraine… so where is the money coming from?

The United States is $17 trillion in debt, so what’s another $1 billion? According to the AP, U.S. officials say the White House will announce a $1 billion aid package to Ukraine to help offset lost energy subsidies as the country seeks to extricate itself from Russia’s influence.

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“Ok, here’s a really good thing. We have been trying to figure out what we could possibly do to help the people of the Ukraine,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “The President of the United States has decided to borrow more money from China to give to the Ukraine.”

“Why didn’t he just say, ‘Hey, China. Could you send the Ukraine another billion dollars,’’ Pat asked.

“Because China is on the side of Russia. So we are borrowing Chinese money to give it to the Ukraine,” Glenn explained. “What we have decided to do – because Russia is saying, ‘We are going to cut your gas subsidy’ – so we’ve decided to say, ‘Hey, we’ll float that for you.’”

The announcement comes as Secretary of State John Kerry landed in Kiev as a sign of solidarity. The AP reports the economic package will include training assistance for Ukraine’s national bank, Finance Ministry, and election observers ahead of the May 25 vote.

“Well, we have so much money. We are so rich,” Stu joked. We are so good at borrowing, I should say. We are going to take the money and give it to the Ukraine.”

“We are the poorest rich people ever. We don’t have any of the money to pay it back,” Glenn added. “But the good thing is the Chinese will eventually stop waiting for us to pay it back and so then they will lay claim to our coal or to our gas or to our oil. And they will just take it.”

When you consider that we aren’t actually utilizing the bulk of our energy resources anyway, maybe we should just hand them over to the Chinese now.

“We are not using it anyway,” Pat said. “Let them have it… You now own the north sleep of Alaska.”

“You’re right. Quite honestly, when it comes to that, if we aren’t going to use it, why not,” Glenn concluded. “Why not just say: $17 trillion. Here it is in oil. Just take that oil. You can even pump it out…Take it and just give us the $17 trillion. Slip us a note and say we are paid in full.”

Front page image courtesy of the AP

  • Deckard426

    When the Chinese come to take our coal, they’ll be shocked to find out there is none. The Federal Coal Reserve simply printed up billions of worthless Coal Notes, and that’s all there is. So, ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha on the Chinese!

  • Anonymous

    Hello…the money isn’t coming from China…we borrow it from the printing factory…aka The Federal Reserve…who the USA already owes 90% of the National Debt to…

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  • landofaahs

    They cannot pay back what is owed already because to do so would require responsibility and restraint which neither the government nor the people are willing to even entertain the thought of.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor

    20 bucks says it is coming from the Military retirement fund that Dems stop supporting.

  • Obama_Lies

    Ask Tim Geithner! Money goes to the Treasurer 1st, not Congress!

  • Fat Lip

    China put that on our tab please ,we will need more soon , we’ll get that back to you never.

  • http://www.absoluteintensity.com dennis reilly

    will the Chinese lay claim to kerry’s yacht, I hope so

  • Anonymous

    You cannot give that which you do not have. If the USA doesn’t have the money it’s not charity or “assistance”.

  • Bob Williams

    The bigger question in my mind is “where will it go?” Supposedly the government is in a shambles over there, so I envision a few dudes walking off with millions.

  • Keith Pallo

    The”help” we are sending them has absolutely nothing to do with actually helping them become democratic and with an expanding economy because we certainly don’t have any more of that in this country with the current group in power!!! Instead, we will push them into the arms of the new “Soviets” Afterall we know how Obama feels about socialism, just look at his “new budget” he submitted.

  • Anonymous

    That is the worst part of all. We take from those who sacrificed the most to keep this country safe and give to those who never will give a hoot about where the money came from. And if it is not given in things the people of Ukraine benefit from directly, it will disappear into the pockets of those who sit at the top.

  • Anonymous

    You are absolutely right!

  • Anonymous

    Since President Obama is supposed to be so into having Americans do charity work and stuff for the world and spread the wealth around wouldn’t it be easier for him to do public service announcements about how places here and around the world need aid sent? That way we can all send money and do charity fundraisers and stuff. The public has loads more money than state and federal governments seem to.

  • franky8504

    Bob, I’m from the U.S. and live and work in Ukraine. The current government is not in shambles. Please don’t believe everything the western media is telling you. In fact the government of Ukraine is probably currently stronger and more together then it ever has been in it’s short history. On the flip side although I love Ukraine, I would never want to see the U.S. spend money it already doesn’t have.

  • thedogwalker

    The European Union has agreed to send an additional 12 billion to Ukraine, so we pale in comparison.

  • ken.

    obama knows that vlad the invader will end up taking the aid money when he finishes off the rest of the country.

  • Oscar’s Wilde

    Folks, the gift of liberty is the gift of knowledge, prosperity, and a better way of doing things. Learn it, live it: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094KY878

  • Anonymous

    Egypt – $1.5 Billion
    Palestinians – $500 Million
    Jordan – $600 Million
    Pakistan – $1 Billion
    And The list goes on!

  • Anonymous

    1 BILLION DOLLARS!
    Meh, that’s chump change.
    That can run our government for about…………2 hours………we are so screwed….

  • Claire B.

    “It’s time to give Ukraine back their nukes so they can protect themselves, seeing how Russia violated the terms of the Budapest Memorandums on Security Assurances 1994″
    http://politichicks.tv/column/reality-check-america-creates-worlds-stability/#45ad6imKzi78XkYF.99

  • Sam Fox

    Kieth, if we help them become ‘democratic’ we won’t be doing them any favors.

    They need a republican form of govt. Not referring to the R half of the only real party, the Big Govt Party. D’s the other half.

    http://www.diffen.com/difference/Democracy_vs_Republic

    SamFox

  • Sam Fox

    dennis, they can have his houses & all Al Climate Whore Gore’s stuff as well.
    SamFox

  • Sam Fox

    CommieK, and you know who owns the ‘Federal’ Reserve…
    It ain’t US!
    SamFox

  • Deckard426

    Russia raised the price of oil and gas it supplies to Ukraine, so the entire billion dollars went into Putin’s pocket. Way to teach him a lesson, MR. PRESIDENT!

  • Jack Brodbeck

    Not just about Ukraine – It’s about Economic Armageddon:
    Why POTUS calls Putin? To beg him not to do THIS!
    http://johngaltfla.com/wordpress/2014/03/07/russias-financial-nuclear-option-against-america/

  • Allyne Lloyd

    I don’t really care WHERE the money is coming from. We have a million starving & homeless children right here in the US. Our military retirees are not getting the money or benefits that they were promised after putting in 20+ years of service because the government claims that we don’t have enough money. Tens of thousands of people had their emergency unemployment benefits cut because there is no money to pay for it. But we can afford to send $1Billion to the Ukraine???

  • jgalvin

    I want to know why USA is quick to send money to other countries at the drop of a hat. But There are 2million Americans losing their homes, the livelihood, feeding their children, and so on. The unemployment debate has been going on for over 4 months and they can not agree of helping their own at home. All other countries to the USA Government are priority, over their own. The American government treat its own people like vermin, we are nothing to them, When will it stop? When will the American government care about its own country? When will the American government care about its own citizens? When will the American Government stop treating its citizen like we are garbage and the rest of the world is worth saving?

  • Livadia
  • Tom Paine

    Foreign aid is just DC elite speak for foreign welfare

  • Anonymous

    Over bought stock market, messed up bond market, both of which are a
    bubble. Devalued currency caused by the Fed printing money like there will be
    no tomorrow. We are on the verge of loosing our world reserve currency
    status. Tons of dollars sitting in Fed Reserve banks that have to be
    vacuumed back up causing huge inflation to come. All thanks to the
    Democrats and Republicans but mostly Democrats. We are pure toast.
    We are done for and there is nothing or anything that will bring us back. We are going to feel the pain on this one. No one can show me how we can recover form the mess we are in and I mean no one. This is especially true since we have spend crazy Democrats and Republicans.

  • Anonymous

    Allyne you ant seen nothing yet. Our politicians know what is coming. Right now they are treading water and that’s all. Watch the ten years treasury notes. When the interest starts to rise on those then call in the dogs and wet on the fire because the hunt will then be over. The universal language is pain and we as a nation are about to experience the universal language.

  • Anonymous

    I can tell you when. Remember when Kisenger was sent to Saudi Arabia and cooked up the Petrodollar. The deal was if the Saudi’s would only except US currency then we would protect their oil fields. Few months later he got all of the OPEC nations to sign on to the same deal. That is when we started to live off of credit. That is when we quit producing anything of value in this country. Since that day we have been living off of our currency. That is about to come to an end and that my good friend is when it will stop. Politicians will run for the hills on that day. We are going up in smoke and they have not a clue as to how they can stop it.

  • Marianna Marianna
  • Marianna Marianna

    In reality, and on the ground, the U.S. government – with no mandate from the American people – is supporting a fascist/oligarch unelected Ukrainian ‘government’ installed in a coup spear-headed by two openly fascist parties, Svoboda and Right sector.
    Now, in actions highly reminiscent of Hitler and his brown shirts, Right-sector oriented hooligans aided by military forces have just beaten with chains and baseball bats, and burned to death in the Trade Unions building of Odessa 31 civilians who were engaged in a peaceful occupation in their own city – civilians who are opposed to, and do not recognize, the new oligarch/fascist ‘government’.