Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
If civilian production can be shifted to be useful right now against the coronavirus, so should military production. This is an excellent time to invoke the Defense Production Act to redirect the industrial capacity of military contractors.
Rather than restoring the status quo, we have the opportunity to forge a different path that invests in real security for Americans.
The numbers speak for themselves. This budget is a recipe for war.
After rounding out the hottest decade on record, the federal government continues to operate in complete denial of the climate crisis. The Trump administration’s fourth budget proposal, released Monday, postures as if its spending priorities counter the next decade’s emerging threats, without a single mention of climate change.
President Trump released his fourth budget proposal this week, and the priorities are crystal clear. Across the board, the 2021 budget request prioritizes brute force and militarization over humanitarian and diplomatic solutions. While militarized agencies rate spending increases, just about every non-militarized department is on the chopping block.
The president's 2021 budget proposal, delivered today, would put 55% of the $1.3 trillion discretionary budget toward the military.
It's time to call your Senator.
As long as we allow the top executives of our privatized war economy to reap unlimited rewards, the profit motive for war in Iran — or anywhere — will persist.