Budget Matters Blog

Category: Military & Security


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?


Top Five Take-Aways from President Obama's Budget

Here are our top five takeaways from President Obama's 2017 budget request.


National Priorities Project Statement On President Obama’s Last Budget Proposal

President Obama’s last budget proposal for fiscal year 2017 is a mix of old and new, of longshot proposals and sure bets.


FY 2017 Pentagon Budget Preview

Yesterday, Ash Carter previewed the president's Pentagon budget request for fiscal year 2017. Here’s what we know.