The True Cost of U.S. Aid to Ukraine for American Taxpayers

Congress is in heated negotiations over aid to Ukraine, with Democrats arguing for assistance to preserve democracy while Republicans push for more resources to secure the border as part of a deal. However, with Ukraine facing an inevitable loss in its conflict with Russia, many question if the aid is worth it. The aid bill would bring the total to over $173 billion, with the cost per American household being over $1,300 and over $11,500 per Ukrainian household, causing inflation and higher mortgage rates. This extra spending takes money from hard-working Americans, impacting their ability to own homes. The aid has not led to a defeat of Russian President Vladimir Putin, with an inevitable ceasefire or peace settlement in Ukraine expected. Americans are feeling the financial burden of this aid, while the political elite continue to perpetuate this failed war for their own gain.