Budget Matters Blog

Entries By Robert Artiga-Valencia

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.

2020 Candidates Commit to Pentagon Cuts at Poor People's Campaign Forum

Where do the 2020 presidential candidates stand on military spending? Over 140 million Americans — or 43 percent of us — are poor or low-income, according to research by the Institute for Policy Studies and the Poor People’s Campaign. That poverty is compounded by the interlocking injustices of racism, militarism,...

The Pentagon's Climate Impact Is a Threat to Our Planet

New research on the DoD's carbon emissions shows how the US military itself is a force driving climate chaos.