Trump did it again. Failed Ukraine.
Zelensky had a meeting scheduled for monday last in Paris with Putin. The U.S. has been viewed as Ukraine’s “friend.” No more.
First, Trump held up payment of the almost $400 million to the tiny nation that has been fighting Russia for 5 years. Trump delayed payment. Public attention forced him to finally “pay.” He has not paid all, however. Thirteen percent remains unpaid.
Zelensky never got the sit down with Trump in the White House. He finally was willing to settle for any kind of message that could be taken as U.S. support.
Trump’s people had promised a message of support prior to the Paris monday meeting. On sunday, Trump’s people indicated it would come in the form of a tweet.
No tweet was sent.
David faced Goliath without even a sling shot.
To add fuel to the fire, monday afternoon Trump received a “surprise” visit from Russia Foreign Minister Lavrov in the Oval Office.
Trump’s cruelty and support for Putin once again obvious.
I am a liberal. Not as extreme as most of you think. Some governmental assistance can be too much.
It was announced yesterday that the Democratic House had approved a $738 billion defense package.
Many times, Washington slips things in a budget which have nothing to do with the actual purpose of the monies being approved. This defense package did so.
The band is playing, the cannons roaring…..Approved was 12 weeks paid parental leave for federal employees. Husband or wife. Covers 2 million workers.
The Senate is expected to approve the legislation and the President sign it into law.
I can understand paid parental leave. Twelve weeks however is way too much. How much enough? I do not know. What I do know is my gut tells me 12 weeks is too much.
Key West homes reflect the Christmas spirit prevalent on the island. Many many homes decorated. More so than up north.
Not sure why. Could be thoughts of another day when some spent Christmas in the snow. Others seeking a tie to families they are not with to celebrate the holiday.
Blog short this morning. My morning ahead busy. Could not be helped.
Enjoy your day!