Budget Matters Blog

Entries By Lindsay Koshgarian


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...

Fall Party 2019 in Northampton MA!

Join us October 29 in Northampton, MA!


Remembering Frances Crowe

This week, Frances Crowe, the lifelong peace and anti-nuclear activist (among other causes), passed away. She was 100 years old, and she estimated that she’d been arrested for civil disobedience at least 100 times.


The Bipartisan $738 Billion Military Budget Deal

In July, lawmakers voted along bipartisan lines to pass a budget deal (now also Trump-approved) that will fund the federal government for the next two years, and help the United States avoid a potentially catastrophic default on its debt for the same period. But the deal didn’t come cheap: it came at the price of an astoundingly high, $738 billion military budget.


Ten Good Things About the House’s (Too-Big) Military Budget

On Friday the House of Representatives voted 220-197 to approve a military budget of $733 billion through the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).