Here’s What a Budget That Prioritizes Peace Looks Like
Source: Foreign Policy in Focus
The Obama administration’s budget proposal for 2017 would jack up military spending higher than it’s been since World War II. The Republican leadership in Congress wants to jack it up higher than that.
Fortunately, these aren’t our only choices.
The Congressional Progressive Caucus has mapped out a saner alternative in what it’s calling the People’s Budget. The CPC’s budget proposal would, for one thing, end the Pentagon tactic of having a war budget — separate and on top of “regular” Pentagon spending — that’s become an all-purpose slush fund for the military’s wish list projects, many of which have nothing to do with the wars we are fighting.