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Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) is levying heavy criticism on Democrats, Independents, and Republicans alike who voted in support of President Joe Biden’s $1.7 trillion budget which included $45 billion to be sent to Ukraine in 2022. The total sent this year will be over $110 Billion.

Eighteen Republican Senators and nine Congressmen voted with the Democrats in favor of the truly massive funding dump according to Breitbart. Massie took to Twitter in a post on Wednesday and observed that the over $100 billion could have been spent on every Congressional district in America.

“$100 billion to Ukraine. Let’s put that in perspective. That’s more than $200 million this year from each Congressional district,” Massie wrote. “What could your congressman have done for your district with $200 million? How long will the kids in your district be paying interest on this debt?”

Several outlets have reported the different domestic goals that could be accomplished with the same funding applied to the U.S. Notably Breitbart suggested that the sum could be used to build seven 450-mile long border walls along the U.S. border or two walls covering the full 2,000-mile span.


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The New York Times, for the purpose, of comparison noted that last year highway grants only totaled $43 billion. The Council on Foreign Relations noted on Dec. 16th that the aid sent to Ukraine in 2022 alone grossly exceeds the aid sent to other countries in 2020, dwarfing the $3.3 billion sent to Israel, $2.8 billion sent to Afghanistan before it fell, $1.3 billion sent to Egypt, $548.1 million sent to Iraq and $504 million sent to Jordan.

According to The Intercept, Ukraine is on track to become the largest recipient of U.S. security assistance in the last century from World War II Britain all the way to South Vietnam. William Hartung, a senior research fellow at the Quincy Institute, told The Intercept, “It’s more than the peak it paid to Afghanistan by a long shot and many times more than aid to Israel. And it’s somewhat unique that they’ve been arming a country where there are two nation-states at war.”