Budget Matters Blog

Entries By Lindsay Koshgarian


The War in Afghanistan Just Might End Someday: Senate Votes on Authorization to Use Military Force

Today's Senate vote to require new congressional authorization for ongoing wars may have failed - but it still represents progress.


Want More Jobs? Corporate Tax Cuts Won't Help

Corporations exist for only one reason: to maximize profits, not employment.


Announcing our new partnership with the Institute for Policy Studies: A Letter to NPP Supporters from Executive Director Nora Ranney

As of October 1, National Priorities Project (NPP) will join the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS).


Dear President Trump. "Fire and Fury:" Never Again

The president's deeply disturbing tendency to glorify war has no place in determining our country's use of nuclear weapons. 


What are you looking at? Congress' Military Spending Grab

Proposals for U.S. military spending are starkly different. See how they stack up.


Trump’s Budget Wars: War on the Poor, and Just Plain War

If President Trump has shown us anything with this budget, it’s that he will seek to increase military spending, even if he doesn’t know why he’s doing it.


Meet Your Member of Congress this April

Congress is in "recess" from April 7 to April 21, 2017. That means that members of Congress are home in their states or districts -- and they're ready to meet with you.


Pink Out Day: Planned Parenthood's Federal Funding

Federal funding for Planned Parenthood works out to about $2.50 per taxpayer - but it buys a lot.


What if We Took $54 Billion From the Pentagon, Instead?

Trump wants to take $54 billion from human needs and give it to the military. What if we did the reverse?


President Trump’s $54 Billion Pentagon Budget Grab

The United States already spends more on its military than the next seven countries combined.