How much is too much?
Editor, Gettysburg Times,
The world today is full of hardships and turmoil that seem to be continuing without a glimpse of an ending. As the War in Ukraine trudges on, its impact slowly makes its way across the globe. Gaining support from countries all around the world, the U.S has made their willingness to support Ukraine clear. Over the course of a couple months, bills allowing billions of dollars to be sent to Ukraine have been passed. Leaving some citizens of America feeling like their needs are not as important.
The U.S is like the grandma at Christmas that hands out cash to all the extended family but leaves her children empty handed. The U.S have spent upwards of 118 billion dollars to fund and send money to Ukraine as they fight against Russia. As the war continues, their efforts are being funded and run by the U.S with each tank, each gun, and each fighter plane they equip from our own artillery. Let alone the contributions of other countries as well. Every dollar being poured into their war efforts is a dollar taken from our pockets, our kids’ education, and our country’s safety. The wants of the people should be put first and there should be no questions asked.
The war between Russia and Ukraine has already taken a toll on our country as the shockwaves of effects wash over us. Inflation is a crack growing on the wall of a dam. Slowly growing by the day, ready to burst at any moment. The more we fill the pockets of Ukraine, the larger the crack grows. We as a country pride ourselves on our economy. And as we see the economy take hit after hit, worries begin to arise, especially the ones with a 401k realizing their chance of retiring early are out the window. Which was seen once before when the economy took a hit during the 2019 pandemic. The sad truth is that repairing these kinds of drops in our economy can take years to heal.
Being allies for some of the countries under distress and turmoil, it is our duty to support them in any way shape or form. The question that arises is, how much is too much help before we start jeopardizing our own country’s health and safety? This is what should be the most important thing on our government’s mind.
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