Budget Matters Blog


Trump’s Endless Wars

Trump’s not bringing the troops home. He’s been haphazardly deploying more troops, drones, and dollars abroad, while waging a shadow foreign policy for his own benefit.


Fall Party 2019 in Northampton MA!

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11% of the Military Budget Could Fund Enough Renewable Energy for Every Home in the US

There are 127,586,000 households total in the U.S., according to the most recent Census. The cost of wind power for the average US household for one year is $581.28  as of 2018, and the cost for solar electiricty is $623.92. 127.59 million households × $581.28 (Cost per Household with Wind Power...


Remembering Frances Crowe

This week, Frances Crowe, the lifelong peace and anti-nuclear activist (among other causes), passed away. She was 100 years old, and she estimated that she’d been arrested for civil disobedience at least 100 times.


The Bipartisan $738 Billion Military Budget Deal

In July, lawmakers voted along bipartisan lines to pass a budget deal (now also Trump-approved) that will fund the federal government for the next two years, and help the United States avoid a potentially catastrophic default on its debt for the same period. But the deal didn’t come cheap: it came at the price of an astoundingly high, $738 billion military budget.


The U.S. Spends More on Its Military Than 144 Countries Combined

$121.1 billion. That’s how much more money the United States spends on its military than 144 other countries combined.


Ten Good Things About the House’s (Too-Big) Military Budget

On Friday the House of Representatives voted 220-197 to approve a military budget of $733 billion through the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).


Amendments to the 2020 NDAA That Would Be Good, Actually

There are plenty of other issues at stake with FY 2020’s National Defense Authorization Act, beyond just how enormous the military’s budget will be.


Trump's 4th of July Fiasco is a Salute to Pentagon Waste

This 4th of July, President Trump is flaunting some of the Pentagon's deepest money pits on the National Mall.


$750 Billion NDAA Steamrolls Ahead

This year's military spending is shaping up to be sky-high—the Senate's NDAA bill just approved the President's topline Pentagon budget of $750 billion for Fiscal Year 2020.