(StraightNews.org) – The Biden administration has published a graph showing how individual US states benefit from America’s continued funding of the Ukraine war. The images were published as some GOP leaders question the wisdom of pouring billions into foreign wars while Americans struggle to make ends meet.
According to the graph, states have profited to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars by producing weapons to replenish America’s stocks and replace the military equipment donated to Ukraine. The highest figures are allocated to Arizona, with more than $1.9 billion, Pennsylvania is also above $1.9 billion, while Wisconsin and Arkansas have made more than $1.2 billion.
“When we use the money allocated by Congress, we use it to replenish our own stores, our own stockpiles with new equipment. Equipment that defends America and is made in America,” the President said.
Prior to the terror attack on Israel on October 7, GOP objections to continued Ukraine aid were becoming louder, but following the attack, there was bipartisan support to bolster Israel. In late October, an aid bill was presented to Congress that stapled the two nations together – much to the annoyance of some Republicans who wanted to separate the two and link continued support for Ukraine with immigration control in the US. The package promised $61 billion to the Ukrainian war effort and just over $14 billion for Israel.
By late November, discussions about possible conditions on Israel and ties to migration policy had heated up in the Senate. Left-wing Senator Bernie Sanders called for aid to Israel to be conditional as demands from the left for a ceasefire increased. Senior figures from both sides rejected the idea, including Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and Democrat Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.
Republicans continue to push for immigration and asylum reform as part of aid talks, with GOP Senators calling for a significant reduction in asylum claims. Many Democrats, however, remain firmly opposed.
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