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Over Two Decades, The Pentagon Has Lost $10 Trillion By
Over a mere two decades, the Pentagon lost track of a mind-numbing $10-trillion — that’s trillion, with a fat, taxpayer-funded “T” — and no one, not even the Department of Defense, really knows where it went or on what it...
Trump’s “Historic” DoD Budget Increase Implies Preparations for More War By
MINNEAPOLIS – Despite his statement that the U.S. “will have to do more with less” thanks to budget cuts across a slew of federal agencies and programs, the U.S. Department of Defense not only avoided a budget decrease, but netted a significant increase to its...
The US Military Machine Summed Up In An Infograph By
Trump’s budget for 2018, proposes cutting lots of stuff, from the EPA to the NEA and even small cuts at NASA.  One of the few departments that will not see any cuts was the US Department of Defense. In 2015, Politico estimated that there are 800 U.S. bases abroad. The...
Trump’s Budget Reveals That You’re Paying For His Wall — Twice By
“We’re going to build a big, beautiful wall — and Mexico is gonna pay for it,” was one of Donald Trump’s campaign mantras. However, as Americans who don’t have political short-term memory loss will remember, politicians break promises once they’re elected....
Trump’s Historically Brutal Budget Eliminates 19 Federal Agencies, Boosts Military By
Ahead of its formal release Thursday, the White House unveiled key details about U.S. President Donald Trump’s first budget proposal which would gut key departments, going as far to entirely eliminate 19 federal agencies, all in the name of boosting military spending...
Trump’s Military Budget Won’t Pass – But It Might Not Have To By
NEW YORK — President Donald Trump plans to request a massive shift in funding from the civilian sector to the military in his first budget proposal to the United States Congress. “President Trump’s budget would pay for a 54 billion dollar increase to defense —...
Trump Vows Record Military Spending & An End To Sequestration By
(REPORT) — While military policy wasn’t heavily focused on in President Trump’s first address to Congress, an early and quick emphasis was placed on the recently announced plan to increase military spending by 9%, in particular emphasizing that this meant the...
Trump’s Proposed Budget Includes Whopping $54 Billion Increase In Defense Spending By
WASHINGTON (REPORT) — The White House says President Donald Trump’s upcoming budget will propose a whopping $54 billion increase in defense spending and impose corresponding cuts to domestic programs and foreign aid. The result is that Trump’s initial budget...
What Trump EPA Contract Freeze Means For The Environment By
The Trump administration has imposed a freeze on grants and contracts by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a move that could affect a significant part of the agency’s budget allocations and even threaten to disrupt core operations ranging from toxic cleanups...
Obama Administration Keeps Public In Dark About ‘Black Budget’ Requests By
The self-described “most transparent administration in history” declined to say how much it seeks to bill taxpayers for individual spy agencies as part of President Barack Obama’s final budget request to Congress. Disclosing any agency-specific information —...