Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
Jessica Corbett - Common Dreams
Despite independent analyses that have put post-9/11 war spending at more than $5 trillion, the Pentagon's latest lowball estimate is making headlines.
Peter Certo - OtherWords
If the media deems a petty snub more controversial than a massive, war-mongering spending bill, you can be sure Congress will follow. The bill passed by huge bipartisan margins in both the House and Senate.
Lindsay Koshgarian - In These Times
Democrats and Republicans rubber-stamped a severely bloated war budget.
Lindsay Koshgarian - BuzzFeed
Ideas like Medicare for all are written off as fantasy thinking by the same people who support virtually unlimited military spending.
Lindsay Koshgarian - Fortune
Of course, we don’t need Europe to spend more to justify spending less on our military. There’s already plenty to cut without compromising national security. A Department of Defense study found $125 billion in wasteful bureaucratic spending in the Pentagon—and was quietly buried until reporters at TheWashington Post dug it up.
John Queally - Common Dreams
Lindsay Koshgarian - The Nation
The Pentagon has seriously misplaced priorities.
Lindsay Koshgarian - Truthout
President Trump and conservative congressional leaders are talking up a new incarnation of their 2017 tax plan that they say would come to a vote in Congress before the midterm elections.
Robert Reich - Robert Reich
As Trump stokes tensions around the world, he’s adding fuel to the fire by demanding even more Pentagon spending. It’s a dangerous military buildup intended to underwrite endless wars and enrich defense contractors, while draining money from investment in the American people.
Lindsay Koshgarian - Common Dreams
If you’re against war, the Singapore Summit is a good development.