Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
America's military budget is so huge that the Trump budget's proposed increases for FY 2020 can seem like a drop in the bucket. But let's compare the value of some of Trump's most extra priorities to things that can actually improve people's lives.
At long last, President Trump released his third presidential budget request today, after a month-long delay due to the government shutdown. And it’s a doozy.
How much could our federal government pay for if the top marginal tax rate was raised to 70 percent?
While the Trump administration fixates on a militarized non-solution to the non-crisis at the border, the real crisis is staring us in the face: accelerating climate change. And demilitarizing the U.S. budget is part of any real climate solution.
The Trump administration’s deployment of military troops at the U.S./Mexico border keeps escalating—unarmed refugees are being tear gassed, and direct costs of the situation are expected to reach $210 million through December.
A national security commission calls for annual increases of 3-5% in the Department of Defense budget—that could result in military spending of $972 trillion in 2024. But the Pentagon just failed its first-ever audit. If you don’t know where $700 billion is going, why would you know where $1 trillion is going?