The woman pointed out how there seems to always be money for foreign wars but not enough for the well-being of its own citizens.
A woman is taking to social media to talk about the hypocrisy behind money spent on wars. Writer Danielle Weisberg (@danielleweisber) questions how the country has billions and trillions of dollars to spend on foreign wars but not enough to take care of its own citizens.
There is always money for war in the Greatest Country In The World— danielle weisberg for hire (@danielleweisber) October 16, 2023
In the tweet which has been viewed by millions of people, she wrote, "There is always money for war but my mom has been buying her own classroom supplies for 44 years. There is always money for war but my generation drowns in debt we were told is necessary for success. There is always money for war but when we get sick we crowdfund for medicine."
She pointed out how there is also always money for war "but homes sit empty while more people become homeless every day. There is always money for war but food prices rise while wages sit unchanged for decades. There is always money for war but not for funding art or science or childcare or health. There is always money for war in the Greatest Country In The World."
Her tweet comes at a time of intense global conflict. Around 2,000 U.S. troops were told to prepare for deployment in response to the Israel-Hamas war. An official told NBC News that troops wouldn't necessarily go to Israel or Gaza but would go to a nearby country if need be to be prepared to support Israel. So far, nearly 3,000 people have been killed and 10,859 have been injured in Gaza. In Israel, 1,400 people have been killed and 3,900 have been wounded.
WALLACE SHAWN is inconceivably here at the White House with @IfNotNowOrg and @JvpAction demanding President Biden fight for a ceasefire and end the killing of Palestinian and Israeli civilians. pic.twitter.com/cG2v1G8i1j— Waleed Shahid (@_waleedshahid) October 16, 2023
On October 10 President Joe Biden spoke about how the U.S. could simultaneously support Israel in its war against Hamas, the militant group that governs the Gaza Strip, and Ukraine in its war against Russia.“We’re the United States of America for God’s sake, the most powerful nation in the history—not in the world, in the history of the world,” the 80-year-old POTUS said in a 60 Minutes interview that aired on Sunday. “We can take care of both of these and still maintain our overall international defense.”
When asked how the two international conflicts relate to the safety of the American people, Biden replied: “In Ukraine, one of my objectives was to prevent [Russian President Vladimir Putin], who has committed war crimes himself, who—from being able to occupy an independent country that borders NATO allies and is on the Russian border. Imagine what would happen now if he were able to succeed. Have you ever known a major war in Europe we didn’t get sucked into? We don’t want that to happen. We want to make sure those democracies are sustained. And Ukraine is critical in making sure that happens,” Biden added.
According to a Forbes report in 2021, the country has spent more than $2 trillion on the war in Afghanistan. To put it in simpler terms that's 300 million dollars per day, every day, for 20 years since September 11, 2001. And the lives lost? 69,000 Afghan military police, 47,000 civilians, 2,500 U.S. military members and nearly 4,000 more U.S. civilian contractors. The cost of war is truly more expensive in more ways than one.