U.S. Military Spending.
Here are several ways of looking at the costs of U.S. militarism - to U.S. taxpayers, U.S. society, and the world.
- The National Priorities Project Pie Chart: The NPP pie chart just shows discretionary spending, which is the money represented in the budget each year. Among annually budgeted funds, Military spending is over 50%
- Where Do your Rhode Island Tax Dollars Go?: Ever wonder where, as a resident of Rhode Island, your taxes really go? Or wonder how Bush's tax cuts are really affecting people in your community? Download handouts from the National Priorities Project that will answer your questions (and make you ask more).
- The FCNL Military Spending Page: The Friends Committee on National Legislation has an analysis of the federal government's military spending for FY2004, our most recent fiscal year.
- The War Resistor's League Pie Chart: WRL includes non-annually budgeted programs in its figures, which significantly shrinks the amount for military spending. But it also calculates in the percentage of the national debt which is military-related, which brings the military budget percentage up to 48%
- U.S. Military Spending vs. the World: The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation has a table that shows the U.S. military budget compared to the budgets of other selected countries.
- Oreo Cookie Budget: True Majority Action has a breakdown of the military budget using Oreo cookies. It puts a practical but positive spin on the troubles of the U.S. budget and what we can do to change it.