Budget Matters Blog


Pink Out Day: Planned Parenthood's Federal Funding

Federal funding for Planned Parenthood works out to about $2.50 per taxpayer - but it buys a lot.


What if We Took $54 Billion From the Pentagon, Instead?

Trump wants to take $54 billion from human needs and give it to the military. What if we did the reverse?


President Trump’s $54 Billion Pentagon Budget Grab

The United States already spends more on its military than the next seven countries combined.


Six Things You Could Buy Instead of a Border Wall

A leaked Department of Homeland Security internal report recently put the cost of President Trump's border wall at $21.6 billion.


Tell Congress: No to Bannon on the National Security Council

Trump’s decision to give Bannon a vote on the National Security Council is a dangerous one.


How Justice Scalia May Have Saved Federal Funding for Sanctuary Cities

How two Supreme Court decisions hailed by conservatives might spell salvation for sanctuary cities.


Trump's Budget Cuts

Today the Trump transition team suggested $10.5 trillion in spending cuts over the next ten years.


Top 6 Federal Budget Moments of 2016

How 2016 changed peace and military spending, climate change, economic inequality and corporate greed.


Happy Government Shutdown Day!

Happy Government Shutdown Day, America. Like an extra 10 pounds, there are parts of this holiday that don't just go away when it's over.


Pentagon Covers Up $125 Billion in Wasteful Spending

We have enough to build a strong future for our country - if we use our resources wisely.