Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
As long as we allow the top executives of our privatized war economy to reap unlimited rewards, the profit motive for war in Iran — or anywhere — will persist.
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.
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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...
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.
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.
$121.1 billion. That’s how much more money the United States spends on its military than 144 other countries combined.
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).
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.