Where do your income tax dollars go?

Where do your income tax dollars go?

In 2013, 40¢ on every dollar goes to Pentagon Spending. In comparison, only 16¢ is spent on assistance to low-income households, and just 2¢ funds diplomacy, development and preventing war. Consider writing a letter to the editor urging your Senators to bring the Pentagon budget under control.

Budget Update

Lopsided Priorities: Billions Moved to Pentagon

Lopsided Priorities: Billions Moved to Pentagon

House Budget Chair Paul Ryan's (WI-1) 2015 budget sticks to next year's spending limits, but would increase Pentagon spending by cutting domestic spending in 2016 and beyond.

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Pentagon Spending Still Too High

Resources for Action

Schedule a Lobby Visit

Lobbying in person is the most effective way to influence your members of Congress on Pentagon cuts. Learn how to set up a meeting with your member of Congress while they're home for a congressional recess or with local staff any time of year.

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Learn to Lobby

You don't have to be an expert to lobby your members of Congress. Get the information you need to make your lobby visit a success.

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More Ways to Take Action

Grassroots advocates for Pentagon cuts have been lobbying across the country. They've encouraged their members of Congress to preserve human needs programs and keep deep cuts to the Pentagon budget.

Take action to keep cuts to the Pentagon budget.

FCNL Statement of Legislative Policy

"Militarization has permeated our society, skewing our national budget toward support for the military and its attendant industries and forcing our local economies increasingly to depend on them. Although national security is widely perceived to depend on military strength, more weapons do not provide more security. Military expansion provokes fear, resentment and potential retaliation."

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Ruth Flower

Ruth Flower leads FCNL's domestic program to cut the Pentagon budget and protect human needs.

Tila Neguse

Tila Neguse lobbies on federal budget, tax and poverty issues.

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Katherine Philipson

Katherine Philipson mobilizes grassroots activists to lobby on the Pentagon budget.

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