President Joe Biden’s plans to give one-time payments of up to $700 per household in Maui who have been ravaged by the ongoing wildfires have been slammed, since it pales in comparison to the aid that has been sent to Ukraine.

In what is being called as one of the deadliest US wildfires in more than a century, the death toll has reached at least 106 people. An additional 1,000 individuals are also reportedly still missing. There has been a lackluster response from the POTUS that has left people from both sides of the political aisle frustrated.

During a speech in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Tuesday, Biden finally addressed the fires and also unveiled federal efforts to financially support people who have been directly impacted by the disaster. “The deadliest wildfire in more than a hundred years,” Biden said during his speech. “A whole city destroyed. Generations of native Hawaiian history turned into ruin.”

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For those who lost everything in the disaster, the president announced plans for “one-time payments of $700 per household” in Maui.

On Twitter he reiterated his relief plan: “We’re laser-focused on getting aid to survivors, including Critical Needs Assistance: a one-time $700 payment per household offering relief during an unimaginably difficult time.” He added: “We have staff on the ground dedicated to helping survivors navigate the registration process.” The White House further released a statement to make it clear that the relief package was only available to Maui residents who lost their homes and had critical needs.

In addition to the one-time payment of $700 per household for residents who have been displaced, he also announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) had so far approved 50,000 meals, 75,000 liters of water, 500 beds, 10,000 blankets and other shelter supplies to the wildfire survivors.

Meanwhile, people have labeled the $700 Maui aid as ‘insufficient’ and ‘insulting.’ The Maui aid was contrasted to $113 billion worth of aid that the US government has so far sent to Ukraine in the ongoing Russian invasion. One Twitter user calculated that $700 per 3,500 households destroyed in Maui totaled to approximately $2.5 million.

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This is not to mention the cost incurred in the military equipment shipped to Ukraine from the US. Biden’s administration has sent 31 M1 Abrams tanks to Kyiv, each of which costs a reported $13 million,

Mark Wlosinski, a financial commentator, tweeted: “Can someone please explain how our government can send hundreds of billions to other countries but chooses to pinch pennies when our own people are in need? This is insulting…”

“$700 is an insult especially when you’ve given millions to a war that we are not involved in. Come on. These are American citizens that are suffering and have lost so much. $700 is nothing,” added another.