Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
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.
For the past 40 years, the U.S. military has turned retired and decommissioned military equipment-- such as ships and tanks-- into artificial reefs.
For me, the military wasn’t a way out of poverty. Instead, militarism is why so many of us are poor in the first place.
The president's request calls for $753 billion for the Pentagon and nuclear weapons, plus another $12 billion in foreign military aid.
Today’s budget proposal rightly calls for major increases in domestic investment. But at the same time, its continued funding increases for the Pentagon undermine the prioritization of real security and human needs over corporate profit and greed.