The good news: current law requires a $1 trillion cut in Pentagon spending. The bad news: Pentagon contractors are arguing that Pentagon spending needs to be restored and programs that help the poor and elderly can absorb even more cuts. Congress needs to protect people, not profits.
We have reason to celebrate, as Congress has accepted that Pentagon spending will be cut at least $500 billion in the next decade. But the debate still rages over whether to keep, reduce or entirely eliminate the other $500 billion in cuts. Read on to find out exactly what is going on and how we got here.
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.
"The federal budget should allow for adequate spending to meet the actual needs of the nation.... Resources should be refocused from military spending to meeting human needs. We seek to eliminate hunger and poverty at home and abroad through economic policies that enlarge opportunities for all people to have an adequate income."