Budget Matters Blog


Shortchanging Our Vets on Veteran’s Day

What does it say that we spend more on the Pentagon and its fancy war toys than we do on our troops and our veterans?


What Do You Want to Hear in the Republican Debate?

The presidential candidates will discuss their priorities for the nation – but will they reflect what’s important to you and your family, your community?


War or Diplomacy for Syria

Diplomacy can’t guarantee solutions in Syria, but it is far and away our best chance.


Take Our Poll: Obama Signs Budget Deal. Would you?

If you were President Obama, would you sign this budget deal?


Bipartisan Budget Deal Averts Devastating Cuts but Lets Pentagon Sidestep Caps

Hidden within the surprise budget deal unveiled on Tuesday is a major windfall for the Pentagon: the inclusion of a $59 billion slush fund that will bring total Pentagon spending over the $600 billion mark in 2016.


What if We Spent the Pentagon’s 2016 Slush Fund Differently?

The budget deal provides $59 billion to the Pentagon's slush fund in 2016. What if we chose to spend that differently?


President Vetoes National Defense Authorization Act

For the last 50+ years, the NDAA has enjoyed bipartisan support - yesterday, it was vetoed by the president. 


Five Reasons We Can't Wait for Universal Preschool

It’s time to get serious about what families need in the 21st century.


The Lesson We Must Learn from Afghanistan

The president announcing that he will not withdraw troops from Afghanistan by the end of next year is a devastating blow. 


Six Things You Should Know About the Debt Ceiling

The U.S. is expected to reach the debt ceiling in just 18 days, on November 3.