Budget Matters Blog

Entries By Ashik Siddique


Trump is Spending $210 Million So Troops Can Hang Out With Border Agents Tear-Gassing Children

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.


Bipartisan Commission Wants Pentagon Budget Increase to Nearly $1 Trillion by 2024

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?