Budget Matters Blog

Category: Military & Security

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.

War is a Failure; Will We Take a Chance on Diplomacy?

Knee-jerk military actions are our new normal. But when will we try something other than war?

Competing Visions: Our Budget, Our Priorities

We've just released our analysis of federal budget proposals. Trust us - you're going to want to see this. 

Christmas in March: The Pentagon's Unfunded Priorities Wish List

Dear Santa: I want a bicycle and some blocks. P.S. I also need an iPad, Xbox and a hoverboard. And an F-35.

Webinar: 2017 Budget Proposals vs Americans' Priorities

In an upcoming webinar, we'll explain the differences between major budget proposals and share information about how you can influence the budget to shift our nation’s priorities.

Five Reasons to Support the #PeoplesBudget

  Ask your member of Congress to support the People’s Budget!   We’ve just gotten our hands on the People’s Budget, released today, and so far we’re big fans. Here are just five reasons to support the People’s Budget. 1. Infrastructure, at last (and justice for Flint). The People’s Budget...

Does the President’s Budget Achieve our New Year’s Resolutions?

We set 3 resolutions for 2016, all in the name of making the federal budget work for all Americans. Does President Obama's budget proposal achieve them?