Budget Matters Blog


Don't Go Small on Infrastructure

By raising taxes on the wealthy and redirecting other public resources, we can meet everyone’s needs and strengthen our economy.


Why Is Biden's Foreign Policy So... Conventional?

America is back—to the same old, same old.


America's Nearly $1.3 Trillion National Security Budget Isn't Making Us Any Safer

Pouring more money into endless wars, nuclear weapons, overseas bases, and boondoggle weapons programs won't protect anyone.


The Military Wasn't a Way Out of Poverty for Me

For me, the military wasn’t a way out of poverty. Instead, militarism is why so many of us are poor in the first place.


Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and You. Which One Pays Taxes?

Leaked IRS data shows just how little billionaires pay in taxes.


Osama's Ghost: The Economics of Overextension

Twenty years of military quagmire of the Middle East has contributed to the fraying of the U.S. economy even as China has rapidly become the new center of global capital accumulation.


A Plan to End Poverty in the United States

A new congressional resolution asserts it’s not only possible to end poverty, but morally necessary.


Biden's Unconscionable Military Budget

With the Afghanistan War finally ending, we shouldn’t squander our “peace dividend” on costly weapons or military bloat.


Palestinian Lives Matter

We can’t say we support justice and human rights in this country while supporting violence and expulsion abroad.


The Pentagon Increase Is the Size of the Entire CDC Budget

President Biden proposed a Pentagon budget increase larger than the entire discretionary budget of the CDC.