Even $100 billion is actually a modest cut when it comes to the Pentagon. We could cut much more and end up even safer.
The National Defense Authorization Act is expected to receive a full vote in July. It’s not too late for members of Congress to change course.
In real life, plowing money into shiny fighter jets while Americans struggle and the climate burns makes us less safe.
U.S. and NATO militaries spent more than 17 times as much as Russia. Putin still waged war on Ukraine.
This tax season, I’d rather fund green jobs and disease control than jets that spontaneously combust. Wouldn’t you?
Less than one percent of the Pentagon’s new $782 billion budget is marked for Kyiv. About 50 times as much will go to for-profit corporations.
Spending 12 times as much on our military as Russia didn’t prevent a war in Europe. It just deprived us of resources at home.
The spending priorities Biden listed in his State of the Union speech don’t match reality. It’s time to invest in the people of this country.
While the U.S. sends quick weapons shipments and maneuvers troops, other urgent problems go unsolved.
Some senators say Biden’s social and climate bill costs too much, but comparing it to the military spending plan they just passed suggests otherwise.
Congress just passed a $778 billion military budget, and failed to pass the Build Back Better plan that costs less than a quarter of that annually.
The end of the war in Afghanistan resulted not in a budget decrease, but more increases. Then Congress cut Build Back Better in half.
Democrats are slashing the Build Back Better bill from $3.5 trillion to $1.75 trillion over ten years. Meanwhile, Pentagon contractors have received $3.4 trillion over the past decade.
The president’s $3.5 trillion human-needs plan is facing severe cuts from key members of Congress. So why does the military get $7.5 trillion, no questions asked?
For just a fraction of what we’ve spent on militarization these last 20 years, we could start to make life much better.
The U.S. needs to focus on bringing as many Afghans as possible to safety as refugees.
The increase would have come on top of the more than $750 billion the budget resolution already reserved for the Pentagon.
With the Afghanistan War finally ending, we shouldn’t squander our “peace dividend” on costly weapons or military bloat.