We need a MASSIVE National Budget Re-alignment!

This video (at prepareforchange.net ) ranks the top countries in the world by military spending per year from 1962 to 2018. Spending is calculated in US dollars and is not adjusted for inflation. It shows the US CONTINUED emphasis on war!

https://prepareforchange.net/2019/12/07/countries-military-spending-worldwide-military-expenditure-1962-2019/

Trump’s FY2019 Budget Request Has Massive Cuts for Nearly Everything But the Military

Feb. 12, 2018

https://www.nationalpriorities.org/analysis/2018/trumps-fy2019-budget-request-has-massive-cuts-nearly-everything-military/

Today President Trump released his second presidential budget request, and it looks much like the first. His priorities are clear: ever-increasing funds for the Pentagon, nuclear weapons and Homeland Security, and massive cuts to almost everything else.

The budget deal Congress passed last week puts 54 percent of the discretionary budget into the Pentagon and nuclear weapons. The budget proposal President Trump released today would increase that to 61 percent in 2019.

We need a MASSIVE National Budget Re-alignment! pie chart showing vast majority of budget allocated to military

The president would cut funds for the major means preventing military conflict, the State Department and foreign aid, by 41 percent, at the same time that he bulks up the Pentagon. Also among the hardest hit are energy and environmental programs which would receive a 36 percent cut, while housing and community programs would receive a 35 percent cut.

We need a MASSIVE National Budget Re-alignment! bar chart showing funding decreases in everything except military and veterans

Compared to the budget deal Congress just passed, the president’s vision for military spending is right in line, with a less than one percent, or $3 billion, difference. But the president would cut more than $120 billion from nonmilitary programs compared to what Congress negotiated.

Bar chart showing divergence between Presidential budget request and passed budget

It’s worth noting that presidential budgets almost never come to pass. But as a declaration of values, this budget proposal is crystal clear.

Note: This post has been updated to correct an error in military spending in the final graph

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