Budget Matters Blog

Thanksgiving, Gratitude and Giving Tuesday (on December 1)

This Thanksgiving, what are you grateful for?

Peace for Beirut, Paris and the World

We at NPP join the world in mourning and solidarity with the people of Beirut and Paris who suffered unconscionable attacks last week.

Money in Politics and Climate Change: Your Top Issues for the Republican Debate

You told us you wanted to hear about climate change and money in politics in the GOP debate. Did you get your wish?

Will the President Sign the New NDAA?

Yesterday afternoon Congress sent the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to the president. Again. 

Shortchanging Our Vets on Veteran’s Day

What does it say that we spend more on the Pentagon and its fancy war toys than we do on our troops and our veterans?

What Do You Want to Hear in the Republican Debate?

The presidential candidates will discuss their priorities for the nation – but will they reflect what’s important to you and your family, your community?

War or Diplomacy for Syria

Diplomacy can’t guarantee solutions in Syria, but it is far and away our best chance.

Take Our Poll: Obama Signs Budget Deal. Would you?

If you were President Obama, would you sign this budget deal?

Bipartisan Budget Deal Averts Devastating Cuts but Lets Pentagon Sidestep Caps

Hidden within the surprise budget deal unveiled on Tuesday is a major windfall for the Pentagon: the inclusion of a $59 billion slush fund that will bring total Pentagon spending over the $600 billion mark in 2016.

What if We Spent the Pentagon’s 2016 Slush Fund Differently?

The budget deal provides $59 billion to the Pentagon's slush fund in 2016. What if we chose to spend that differently?