The U.S. is struggling economically. Millions are without jobs. 46 million are on food stamps (1 in every 6 families). The government is running short of cash to pay for the program. Republicans are eager to cut down on food stamps altogether. Unemployment benefits are being reduced for the jobless.
Despite the sorrowful scenario at home, the U.S. Congress has authorized a package of $284 million to fund Israel's missile systems in addition to $3.1 billion provided to the Zionist state every year in military assistance.
For details and break-up of the additional package read Congress triples Obama's request on military aid to Israel (Intifada Palestine).