B is for Billion: What Military Cuts?
This week we'll hear proposals to massively increase military spending in the face of last year's outcries about "draconian" cuts to our defense budget and criticism of "out of control" spending on public services. But don't be fooled by the hyperbole. In fact, our military budget, still at historically unprecedented highs, was cut by less than one percent last year. The president's proposed FY16 budget again preserves our outsized military spending while continuing a long, dangerous trend of underfunding human needs.