“If we want to begin making our communities safer from gun violence, the first step must be to invest in ourselves, because lord knows the police won’t save us.”
On Thursday the House passed a massive $2.7 trillion budget and debt ceiling bill with overwhelming support from Democrats and only 65 Republican votes.
Trump’s federal budget proposal is the largest in history. It includes a massive military budget, funded through cuts to programs that help poor and middle-class Americans.
Trump is requesting an unprecedented level of military spending.
Here’s what we could spend it on instead.
Military leaders literally don’t know what they’re doing with our money, but they want more. People on the left and right have had enough.
The US military budget sucks up an enormous amount of resources without making the world more peaceful or democratic. Here are a few ways we could better spend that $717 billion.
There’s a huge opportunity cost to America’s enormous military budget.
Tax dodgers get a big break from Donald Trump’s plan.
Residents are providing new ways to make local budgeting more open and democratic.
As Congressional dysfunction seemed to be barreling us toward a government shutdown, comes the news of an 11th-hour deal, announced Monday at midnight.
The federal government needs to cut military spending to free up the money needed to meet the climate challenge.
A new report connects U.S. military engagement and the threat of climate change.
You know things are bad when the Summer White House can’t afford to stay open on the Fourth of July.
A new report looks at pro-austerity CEOs who seek to widen tax haven loopholes.