Our country accounts for at least a third of the world's military spending. Our defense budget is larger than the next dozen nations combined. Meanwhile, our bridges and roads are crumbling, many cities have unsafe water, veterans who risked all for this country cannot get the therapy they need. Defense spending is out of control while public assistance programs are being slashed to the bone.
President Trump has proposed to add billions more to our already obscenely bloated defense budget. We as a country cannot afford to pour such outrageous sums into the Pentagon when only a small fraction of that money could rebuild our roads, ensure that every resident has access to safe water, shelter the homeless, and do so much more that needs to be done.
We the undersigned call upon you to stop increasing the military budget of the United States. Our defense spending is out of control, even while social programs are being slashed and our country's infrastructure is crumbling. In addition, reliable studies have shown that the Pentagon cannot account for billions of dollars that have been sent its way. That's BILLIONS of dollars in wasted taxpayer money.
Resist any and all of Trump's efforts to increase the defense budget, and instead work to not only cut useless military projects, but force the Pentagon to account to the public for every last nickel it spends.