Budget Matters Blog

Entries By Lindsay Koshgarian


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.


Six Things You Could Buy Instead of a Border Wall

A leaked Department of Homeland Security internal report recently put the cost of President Trump's border wall at $21.6 billion.


Tell Congress: No to Bannon on the National Security Council

Trump’s decision to give Bannon a vote on the National Security Council is a dangerous one.


How Justice Scalia May Have Saved Federal Funding for Sanctuary Cities

How two Supreme Court decisions hailed by conservatives might spell salvation for sanctuary cities.


Trump's Budget Cuts

Today the Trump transition team suggested $10.5 trillion in spending cuts over the next ten years.