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In fiscal year 2015, Pentagon and related spending will total $598 billion, accounting for 54 percent of all federal discretionary spending. That's roughly the size of the next seven largest military budgets around the world, combined.

Blog Posts

It's time to put people over Pentagon & slash $200 billion from the military budget

Ashik Siddique, Lindsay Koshgarian |

We're joining a coalition to urge 2020 candidates to cut military funds enough to free $2 trillion or more over the next decade for big, bold, urgent people-first priorities.

The United States and Saudi Arabia Take the Top Two Spots in World Military Spending Per Person

Lindsay Koshgarian |

Last week, the Stockholm International Peace Institute released their annual look at world military spending. Once again, the United States is on top. We spent more than one third of the world's total, two and a half times as much as the second coutnry on the list (China), and more than the next seven countries combined.

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Recent Publications

Tax Day 2019

Ashik Siddique

Tax Day is April 15, 2019. Want to know what your taxes pay for, and who pays what?

Souls of Poor Folk

Lindsay Koshgarian

The Souls of Poor Folk is an assessment of the conditions and trends of poverty today and of the past fifty in the United States. 

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