Build Back Better in Ukraine
Corporations are calculating the most prudent method for sucking Ukraine dry
This week, US government officials and the corporations that pay them met to discuss the economic future of Ukraine at the US-Ukraine Partnership Forum. A diverse array of keynote speakers presented: US economic leaders bought by everyone from Blackrock to Citibank to IBM spoke, stressing the importance of winning the war against Russia (but just not too quickly).
These corporations, recycling the name of Biden’s failed infrastructure bill ‘Build Back Better,’ have calculated the most prudent method for sucking Ukraine dry of as much money as they can get their teeth around.
What their calculations found, sadly enough for the people of Ukraine, is that ending the war now would leave cash on the table, so instead of discussing a path to peace, our economic leaders devised a much longer roadmap for beating Russia, drooling at the promise of the hundreds of billions of dollars needed to rebuild the war torn country.
As Katie questions: “It’s almost like they care about profit more than they care about ending the war.”
Plus, our man on the hill Brian Stelter, who only ever wanted to share the facts, shares that he has no idea why he was fired from CNN.
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