Barack Obama’s surrogate president Joe Biden signed a bill on Monday using a WWII-era program to accelerate the process of sending weapons to Ukraine as America runs low on both Stinger and Javelin missiles.
Titled, the Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act of 2022, the bill allows the Biden administration to bypass Congress when it comes to passing spending measures.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky thanked Biden on Twitter, writing, “Grateful to @POTUS and people for supporting in the fight for our freedom and future. Today’s signing of the law on Lend-Lease is a historic step. I am convinced that we will win together again. And we will defend democracy in Ukraine. And in Europe. Like 77 years ago.”
Meanwhile, GOP Congressman Rep. Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin says the US is depleting its Javelin missile stockpiles to dangerous levels, telling Fox News, “We just burned through seven years of Javelins.”
Lockheed Martin Corporation President Jim Taiclet told “Face the Nation” on Sunday it could be “a couple of years” before his company achieves its goal of doubling its production of Javelins due to supply chain issues.
The CEO of Raytheon Technologies Corporation also recently said the company would struggle to produce new Stinger missiles for the US after Biden sent more than 1,400 Stinger anti-aircraft missiles to Ukraine.
The announcement of the lend-lease bill comes as Democrats are hoping to boost Biden’s requested Ukraine spending bill from $33 billion to almost $40 billion.
Despite constantly passing massive spending bills for Ukraine support or Covid relief, Joe Biden claimed on Monday that “fighting inflation” is his top priority.
The stock market continues to slide, gas prices are climbing, food inflation is hitting every American, the supply chain is breaking down and businesses can’t find workers.
Buckle up, because things are only going to get worse from here.