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.
If President Trump has shown us anything with this budget, it’s that he will seek to increase military spending, even if he doesn’t know why he’s doing it.
Taxes are like membership dues. We pay them to fund our priorities – the services and programs we care about – and they are also an investment in our country’s future.
In 2016, the "militarized" budget amounted to 64 percent of discretionary spending.