All You Need to Know about the Federal Budget and Pentagon Spending
Below you will find links that can help you understand the federal budget process. Be sure to check out our most recent pieces on the federal budget and Pentagon spending.
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FY 2017 President's Budget Request Resources
- February 9, 2016: WAND Ready to Scrutinize FY 2017 Budget
- Event! Webinar: Our Budget, Our Priorities on March, 16, 2016.
- March 4, 2016: A Budget That Leaves Much to be Desired, by Erica Fein, Nuclear Weapons Policy Director.
- March 6, 2016: Budget Basics: President's Budget Request, by Kathy Crandall Robinson, Senior Policy Director.
- March 2016 Newsletter on the Budget: Nuclear Weapons, President's Budget Request.
Archive of Previous Work:
Since sequestration hit the federal budget on March 1, 2013, the debate of fiscal responsibility has raged on. Vital human needs programs are being slashed while some in Congress continue to try to exempt the enormous Pentagon Budget. Now more than ever it is important to tell Congress to look for savings in the wasteful, outdated, over budget programs in the Pentagon.
Click here to see WAND’s new Fact Sheet about Budget Priorities and to learn more about the background and current actions surrounding this issue please read our Budget Priorities Talking Points here.
Budget Priorities at the "Fiscal Cliff"
Automatic budget cuts known as "sequestration" are slated to take effect in January 2013 unless Congress takes action. Our nation's leaders are actively searching for alternatives to sequestration, and Pentagon spending must be on the table as an area of spending that can be reduced to prevent us from going over the "fiscal cliff."
It's here! The famous American budget pie, now with an even more gigantic slice for the Pentagon: 56%! Check out our resources below about the President's Fiscal Year 2013 budget request. Please share this important information with your friends and family.
The military industry stays in business because it creates millions of jobs. But other projects can do even better. It's time to reinvest our public monies.
Newly updated! University of Massachusetts Political Economy Research Institute Study: The U.S. Employment Effects of Military and Domestic Spending Priorities: 2011 Update
The federal budget process can be as complicated as a soap opera! Drop in and see what's happening with the federal budget.
Use the exercise created by the New York Times to try and solve the budget problems.