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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.

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Trump's NATO Military Spending Request Would add $600 billion to World Military Spending

Lindsay Koshgarian |

At the NATO summit, President Trump first scolded the United States' allies for not spending as much as NATO guidelines suggest on their militaries - now at two percent of each country's GDP (a measure of the size of a country's economy). Then he suggested double or nothing: every NATO...

House GOP Budget Calls for Drastic Cuts to Domestic Programs

Lindsay Koshgarian |

This week the House majority released their budget blueprint for fiscal year 2019, which begins October 1.

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Recent Publications

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. 

Tax Day 2018

Lindsay Koshgarian

Tax Day is April 17, 2017. Want to know what your taxes pay for, and who pays what?

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