Congress spent the last “military spending” debate rehashing the culture wars — not the nearly $1 trillion Pentagon budget itself.
Republicans want to fill the defense bill with bans on abortion, trans health care, and racial diversity initiatives in the military.
Sorry, but we have too many other needs in this country to spend $858 billion on a department that can’t even pass an audit.
Congress is set to shell out more money to the Pentagon, in spite of the agency once again failing to show that it knows where its money goes.
From the National Priorities Project at IPS: The Pentagon has failed yet another audit, and yet Congress is preparing to give them $847 billion
Other major government agencies have long since passed audits. But the Pentagon is so big and disjointed, no one knows where its money goes.
In real life, plowing money into shiny fighter jets while Americans struggle and the climate burns makes us less safe.
This tax season, I’d rather fund green jobs and disease control than jets that spontaneously combust. Wouldn’t you?
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 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?
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.
One of the most confounding decisions in the president’s budget request was the decision to increase the Pentagon and war budgets.
“This increase will only feed contractor greed and increase the likelihood of more military conflicts in more places.”
We could easily fund health care for all by ending military boondoggles and fruitless wars. Here’s how.
America needs to cut military spending and reinvest that money into good jobs, clean energy, health care, and education access for all.