Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
Sam Husseini - Accuracy.org
74 billion dollars could disappear from the Pentagon budget and barely be noticed by most current military operations, but would make a massive difference to any number of social priorities that currently receive fractions of military funding — especially during an ongoing pandemic and intensifying economic crisis.
Alan Macleod - MintPress News
The National Priorities Project has put together a list of ten better uses for the $74 billion than giving it to one of the world’s largest bureaucracies.
Ashik Siddique - Data for Progress
Most people in the U.S. agree: it's time to reinvest from the bloated miitary budget to real human needs, like containing coronavirus. This week, members of Congress should vote to follow their lead.
Lindsay Koshgarian - Common Dreams
A 10 percent cut to the Pentagon could come from a multitude of places, including: ending our never-ending wars in the Middle East, reducing our reliance on nuclear weapons, and turning off the spigot to arms contractors.
William Hartung - Forbes
“Going bold” on the creation of a an alternative approach to defense is both good policy and good politics. The public is ready for real change, not just incremental steps. If political office holders don’t seize this moment, we can expect a continuing decline in the safety, security, and prosperity of ...
Lindsay Koshgarian - OtherWords
Tanks and ships can’t save us from our greatest dangers, so let’s pay for the things that can.
Katrina vanden Heuvel - The Washington Post
The Pentagon is not likely to escape the growing imperative of change. And thanks to amendments to this year's NDAA, including demands for a 10 percent cut to the military budget, legislators won’t be able to hide what side of history they are on.
William Hartung - The Nation
Any effort to reduce police spending and focus on social programs should include massive cuts to the Pentagon’s bloated budget.
Joe Cirincione & Erica Fein - Defense One
Even before the pandemic, it was clear that more money didn’t mean more real security.
John Nichols - The Nation
The California representative is calling for reallocation from military budgets to meet human needs. And she’s got allies like Bernie Sanders.