A 21st century national security strategy must include a military that is leaner, more agile, and able to face modern risks; an approach support by the Congressional Progressive Caucus’ Budget for All. With the War in Iraq finally done and the War in Afghanistan beginning to come to a close, the time has come for us to reduce our massive spending at the Pentagon.
57% of our discretionary spending is directed towards the Pentagon, and we face a budget that demands tough choices to gain control our national debt while supporting our citizenry. The Pentagon can no longer have a green light on out-of-control spending. The Congressional Progressive Caucus has introduced the Budget for All, which reigns in military spending while ensuring that our nation remains strong. The Budget for All takes a number of progressive approaches to our national security, ends the wars, and proposes $750 Billion in savings over the next 10 years.
By contrast, Rep. Paul Ryan’s Budget for the 1% spends more on the Pentagon than current policy and steadily increases spending every year from 2015 thru 2022. In addition, The Budget for the 1% continues our wars and their massive spending. Those combined, over the next 10 years, The Budget for the 1% will increase costs of defense spending by $120 Billion on top of current spending.
The security of our country is of vital importance, and as our foreign wars begin to draw to a close, we must not let runaway Pentagon spending continue. The Budget for all addresses these issues a builds a strong, agile, modern national defense.
Comparisons at a glance:
Budget for All Budget for the 1%and check out our newest infographic:
Saves over $750 Billion over 10 years Costs $120 Billion in additional spending
over 10 years
Ends our foreign wars & brings our Continues the wars & their massive funding
Does not reduce any troop levels Continues our reliance on military contractors
Builds a smarter, leaner, more agile Continues the massive military industrial
21st century military complex of the 20th century