From Putin's perspective, what's not to like about Trump and the GOP? No American support of Ukraine, that's music to Putin's ears. Cutting funding of the IRS will increase the U.S. budget deficit by cutting back on tax collection (especially from uber-wealthy tax cheats) that's more good news to Putin.
If Putin can use his GRU misinformation force to flood social media with pro-Trump and pro-Republican posts, why wouldn't he? There are less than scrupulous political action committees supporting the GOP candidates that would happily accept Putin's laundered donations.
WASHINGTON, Nov 2 (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a Republican plan to provide $14.3 billion in aid to Israel and cut funding of the Internal Revenue Service, despite Democrats' insistence it has no future in the Senate and the White House's promise of a veto.
The measure passed 226 to 196, largely along party lines, a shift from typical strongly bipartisan congressional support for providing aid to Israel. Twelve Democrats voted with 214 Republicans for the bill, and two Republicans joined 194 Democrats in objecting.
The bill's introduction, as lawmakers rushed to respond to the attack on Israel by Iran-backed Hamas militants, was the first major legislative action under new Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson.
But because it combined aid for Israel with a cut to the Internal Revenue Service and left out aid for Ukraine, President Joe Biden promised a veto and Senator Chuck Schumer, majority leader of the Democratic-controlled Senate, said he would not bring it up for a vote.