Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
Total student loan debt in the United States amounts to $1.7 trillion — that's already how much the Pentagon is set to spend on its most expensive weapon system, the F-35 jet fighter.
If we really want to curb gun violence in this country, our nation’s police budgets are a good place to start.
Even $100 billion is actually a modest cut when it comes to the Pentagon. We could cut much more and end up even safer. But when that $37 billion or $100 billion can do so much good elsewhere, it's unacceptable to put it in the Pentagon.
In the colossal military spending budget set to pass as part of the FY23 National Defense Authorization Act, the amount spent on nuclear weapons alone over the next decade is much more than the deficit increase of the failed Build Back Better infrastructure bill.
The United States still makes up the lion’s share of world military spending, with its $801 billion in 2021 representing 39% of the world’s military budget.
U.S. and NATO miltiary spending totaling nearly $1.2 trillion - more than 17 times as much as Russia spent - failed to dissuade Putin's aggression toward Ukraine. The U.S. alone spent 12 times as much as Russia.
With the passage of the latest budget package Congress crudely showed us their firm and long standing commitment to inequality, corporate greed, and military spending. We won’t stand for it.
Pentagon budget boosters are using the Russian invasion of Ukraine as an excuse for higher military spending, on top of an already record high military budget.
The budget deal announced today continues a longstanding trend of overfunding the military and underfunding domestic and human needs, providing $782 billion for the miltiary and only $730 billion for domestic priorities.