One of the most confounding decisions in the president’s budget request was the decision to increase the Pentagon and war budgets.
An increase in the military budget won’t make us safer or more prosperous.
Biden’s recent Pentagon budget proposal would increase Pentagon and war spending from $740 billion in FY2021 to $753 billion in FY2022.
Biden’s American Jobs Plan calls for $2.3 trillion in federal spending over eight years. That’s a lot, but much less than we spend on our military.
“This increase will only feed contractor greed and increase the likelihood of more military conflicts in more places.”
The PRO Act would help the U.S. serve as a global model for labor rights, reducing conflict, and promoting peace.
We must end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the next time our leaders argue for the necessity of war, it’s up to us to resist.
Militarism isn’t security. Real security encompasses justice, health, housing, food, education, and civil rights.
Biden has reversed some high profile Trump policies. One he hasn’t signaled much change on, though, is the vast overreach of the Pentagon.
Millions of people are still unemployed, facing eviction or foreclosure, and scrambling to get enough to eat.
A look at the dangers posed to students by law enforcement and how to invest in real school safety for our nation’s children.
The call to cut military spending should be paired with a demand for the investments that are worth making — and a critique of the wars that aren’t.
To cut 10 percent of the Pentagon budget, let’s end our Middle East wars, reduce reliance on nuclear weapons, and turn off the spigot to arms contractors.
Military spending is at historically high levels, and increasing under Trump. A ten percent cut is an overdue correction to the bloated Pentagon budget.
Tanks and ships can’t save us from our greatest dangers, so let’s pay for the things that can.
In the face of both COVID-19 and the climate crisis, we urgently need to shift from a culture of war to a culture of care.
There are few clearer ways to see an administration’s choices than its budget. Here’s what we found in the president’s.
The president’s 2021 budget aims to cut funding for an already struggling State Department by $1.5 billion, and slash humanitarian aid by nearly 40 percent.
Progressive proposals are always met with affordability questions. Those same questions must be put to conservatives, starting with Trump’s 2021 budget.
Congress won’t pass the president’s 2021 budget proposal as is, but it’s clear Trump wants to boost military spending while divesting from everything else.