Writer misstates facts in letter about U.S. aid to Ukraine

Posted 30 September 2023 at 7:46 am


In response to Mr. Colon’s post about the U.S. providing aid to the Ukraine, I need to correct some of his factual inaccuracies. His statement that, “Congress wants to borrow $25 billion from China, give that $25 billion to Ukraine and have the American taxpayer repay China,” is totally inaccurate.

Of the nearly $30 trillion of debt that the federal government has, China holds just over 3% of it.  American people and corporations hold over 70% of the debt, so the fact is that we are mainly repaying ourselves.

Sam Bankman Fried is in jail for fraud charges for bilking customers out of money, but there is no credible information that he laundered money to Congressmen. Also, isn’t Congress’s job to audit Federal spending, that is done by the General Accounting Office which is a branch of the Federal Government.

Furthermore, Colon posted previously on the Hub that he was a part of the attempted coup of our government on January 6th, 2021 and he has made numerous false statements about the validity of the 2020 elections. Those comments are not only egregiously harmful, but they also have been refuted numerous times.

Those who went to the Capitol that day with the intent to overthrow our freely elected government are not good Americans, and being proud of such actions is truly traitorous and endangers our democracy.

John Fredericks