Federal Budget Analysis: Military & Security

No Warming, No War: How Militarism Fuels the Climate Crisis—and Vice Versa

April 22, 2020

Climate change and militarism intersect in a variety of alarming ways: Recognizing that the impacts of climate change will dramatically increase instability around the globe, this paper examines the role of militarism in a climate-changed world. 

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Three Big Ideas for Reducing Military Spending

March 2, 2020

The time has come for an end to the United States ill-conceived wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the moment is ripe for a new peace dividend. Today’s threats are mostly non-military in nature: climate change, global economic inequality, and rising nationalism all do not have military solutions.


Fact Sheet: Militarism in the United States

March 2, 2020

Militarism and violence are the hallmarks of U.S. policy at home and abroad. From war to mass incarceration and beyond, these policies amplify poverty, racism and environmental degradation. They can and must change.


President Trump's 2021 Budget Prioritizes the Pentagon

Feb. 10, 2020

President Trump released his fourth budget proposal today, and the priorities are crystal clear. Just four agencies rate spending increases in the Trump 2021 budget: the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Treasury Department. From Agriculture to Education, and from Commerce to State, every other federal agency would face cuts under the president’s proposal. Across the board, the Trump budget prioritizes brute force and military solutions over humanitarian and diplomatic ones.


A Unified Budget to Demilitarize America, At Home and Abroad

Jan. 7, 2020

NPP's Ashik Siddique addresses the Congressional Progressive Caucus Summit to explain how we could safely shift as much as $350 billion per year away from the Pentagon by ending the endless wars, closing 60% of foreign bases, cutting unnecessary weapons, and much more.


Five Ways Congress should invest $9.74 billion instead of Trump's immigration policy

Nov. 15, 2019

At least $9.74 billion of our tax dollars could be used to lift up our children and communities instead of tearing families apart.


Poor People's Moral Budget: Everybody Has the Right to Live

June 17, 2019

In the seven sections of the Moral Budget, we look at policies and investments for seven critical areas of the Poor People’s Moral Agenda.

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Tax Day 2019

April 11, 2019

Tax Day is April 15, 2019. Want to know what your taxes pay for, and who pays what?

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Souls of Poor Folk

April 10, 2018

The Souls of Poor Folk is an assessment of the conditions and trends of poverty today and of the past fifty in the United States. 


Tax Day 2018

March 22, 2018

Tax Day is April 17, 2017. Want to know what your taxes pay for, and who pays what?

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