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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

Trump’s Budget Wars: War on the Poor, and Just Plain War

Lindsay Koshgarian |

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.

Tax Day 2017: Taxes and All the Feels

Nora Ranney |

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.

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Recent Publications

The Militarized Budget 2017

Lindsay Koshgarian

In 2016, the "militarized" budget amounted to 64 percent of discretionary spending.

National Priorities Project Statement on Trump FY 2018 Budget Proposal

Lindsay Koshgarian

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