Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
The Biden administration came into office promising to dismantle Trump’s harmful immigration policies. But we have been dismayed to see violent and deadly immigration enforcement policies continue to be funded at obscene levels.
No matter your specific organizational or ideological affiliation, anyone who cares about climate change today ought to understand the critical connections between war, imperialism, and the climate crisis.
On the campaign trail, Joe Biden promised to “lead a major diplomatic push to raise the ambitions of countries’ climate targets.” But the U.S. continues to under-deliver on climate finance as military spending soars.
With the passage of the latest budget package Congress crudely showed us their firm and long standing commitment to inequality, corporate greed, and military spending. We won’t stand for it.
Pentagon budget boosters are using the Russian invasion of Ukraine as an excuse for higher military spending, on top of an already record high military budget.
The budget deal announced today continues a longstanding trend of overfunding the military and underfunding domestic and human needs, providing $782 billion for the miltiary and only $730 billion for domestic priorities.
President Biden called for major new investments in people, communities, and infrastructure in his State of the Union address. But his calls fly in the face of the real spending patterns in this country, where military spending is routinely larger than spending on early childhood education, public K-12 education, job training, housing, public health, and medical and scientific research combined.
It’s unconscionable to pour more money into the Pentagon while the country comes apart at the seams. There’s still time for the Biden administration to pull back and stop the endless spending, just as it made a major step toward ending our endless wars.
Guard members have stepped up heroically during the pandemic. If we invested in more than just the military, maybe they wouldn’t have to.
The House passed a sweeping bill to counter China economically, the America COMPETES Act, with $52 billion for fund the production of computer chips. What else could that pay for?