Budget Matters Blog

Entries By Lindsay Koshgarian


Is the Federal Budget Racist? The Movement for Black Lives and the Federal Budget

Make no mistake: budgets are moral documents.


#SafetyIs an End to Mass Incarceration: Join Us for National Night Out for Safety and Liberation #NOSL16

This year, we’ll spend $7.5 billion to send Americans to federal prisons. This is not what safety looks like.


Congress Votes on 2017 Pentagon Spending: The Good, Bad and Ugly

Over the past 10 days, both the House and Senate have held a series of votes on Pentagon spending. 


Hiroshima and the Hope President: Ask President Obama to Lead Us Toward a Nuclear Free World

Ask President Obama to lead the way to a nuclear-free world.


Our Failure to Invest in Infrastructure Is Literally Making Us Sick: #JusticeforFlint

The residents of Flint have gone without clean water for 748 days, and counting.


Cellphones Bigger than a Backpack (Or Why Universal Preschool Isn’t a Priority)

Some things are better left in the past. Huge Pentagon budgets should be one of them.


Federal Contractor Spotlight: Lockheed Martin and the F-35

If you’re a defense contractor, terrorism means business, and business is good.


Senator McCain is Right: No Secrecy for Northrop Grumman on B-21

Senator John McCain has had enough of government secrecy and bloated Pentagon projects.


Happy Earth Day, Earth: Sorry We Were Too Cheap to Get You Anything

On this Earth Day in 2016, we’re collectively still shrugging our shoulders at this threat that most of us recognize.


U.S. Military Spending vs. the World: This is Crazy

We spend more than the next seven countries combined.