Budget Matters Blog

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A New Plan to End the Unemployment Crisis

A new economic renewal plan would put millions of people back to work building a fairer, healthier, and more sustainable economy.


The U.S. ‘War on Terror’ Has Displaced At Least 37 Million People


It’s a Pandemic. Military Spending Hikes Should Be Off the Table.


Ending the School to Prison Pipeline

Many school districts are deciding that police in classrooms cause more problems than they solve.


Small Towns Don't Need Military Helicopters

A little-known federal program dumps military equipment on local police forces. We need to end it.


Need Money for a Green New Deal? Get it from ICE.

With the money we spend on ICE and CBP, we could solar power nearly 35 million homes.


The ‘Camo Economy’ Hides Military Costs and Exacerbates Inequality

Pentagon contractors like Lockheed Martin exploit their political connections to maintain a system that generates huge corporate profits and executive pay at taxpayer expense.


Defund the Police, Invest in Communities

Local governments have a revenue problem, while America has a policing problem. There’s a simple solution.


Police Violence Is Enabled by Massive Spending

The Black Lives Matter protest movement shows again why America needs to defund bloated and militarized police departments.


Even Now, Our Leaders Are Still Putting Their Faith in the Rich

It has become crystal clear during this pandemic that working people fuel this economy, but they’re the ones bearing the cost.