People Over Pentagon

President Biden released his “skinny budget” which serves as a preview for the bigger budget that will be released next month.  The skinny budget includes the rough estimate of all of the topline items.

Veterans For Peace is outraged that President Biden’s budget released this week INCREASES Pentagon spending. This is unacceptable. It is far past time for the U.S. budget to reduce a over-inflated Pentagon spending. This budget does not reflect the overwhelming majority of public opinion that supports re-prioritizing military spending towards programs that benefit regular people and their families.

In the post-9/11 years alone, the United States has spent $6.4 trillion dollars on warfighting and the maintenance of a needless and ill-advised overseas presence.  Considering that the Pentagon has returned $80 billion that it could not spend in recent years and could not pass its first two financial audits, a reduction seems like a reasonable proposition, to say the least.

As military veterans from WWII to the current era of conflicts, who have trained for, and in many cases, fought in U.S. wars, we know that endless wars, failed weapons and the Pentagon’s corporate handouts do nothing to make us safe.

Can you take action today and let President Biden know that veterans want a budget that reflects HUMAN NEEDS and not more overinflated military spending!

  1. Contact your Congressional Representative and ask them to ask for a budget that prioritizes social needs and that the Pentagon budget needs to be reduced! 

  2. Send a Letter to the Editor educating the public on the need to reduce Pentagon spending. You can use these great talking points!

  3. Send a Letter to Biden: No More Money for War!


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