Budget Matters Blog

Entries By Lindsay Koshgarian


Trump's Shout-Out to Proud Boys Has an Antidote: End Violent Policies that Uphold White Supremacy

As long as violence is the primary policy solution, white supremacy will keep its grip on our nation and world.


Ten Better Uses for Ten Percent of the Pentagon Budget

With military spending at historically high levels, and with additional increases under President Trump, a 10% cut is an overdue correction to the bloated Pentagon budget. Here's how we could spend that $74 billion instead.


Cut the Pentagon 10 percent, invest in public health

Tanks and ships can’t save us from our greatest dangers, so let’s pay for the things that can.


Defund the Police, Defund Militarization

U.S. budgets are characterized by a prioritization of militarization over human life and needs. It's time to defund.


Trump 2021 Budget Cuts Diplomacy and Foreign Aid, Increases Foreign Military Aid

The numbers speak for themselves. This budget is a recipe for war.


Trump's 2021 budget gives 55% to the military

The president's 2021 budget proposal, delivered today, would put 55% of the $1.3 trillion discretionary budget toward the military.


Yes, We Really Can Cut the Pentagon to Pay for Medicare for All

blog from Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget took issue with my October 17 op-ed in the The New York Times, “We Don’t Need to Raise Taxes to Have ‘Medicare for All.’” They got a couple of important things wrong.


The House voted to stop war with Iran. Now it's the Senate's turn.

It's time to call your Senator.


Call Congress: No War With Iran

War is imminent. Present Trump authorized a military strike to kill Iranian military leader Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani in Baghdad, an act that has driven the Iranians to swear retaliation.  The military action to kill Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani was dangerous, illegal and possibly untruthful. The United States must avoid war with...

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