27 Percent of Your Tax Dollars Fund War

Email Congress: Slash Funding for War

Each year the Pentagon receives billions of dollars outside of its regular budget through its own slush fund. The House is proposing to put $92 billion in that slush fund for FY16; the Senate is advocating for $89 billion. These numbers are a significant increase above the current year's fund of $64 billion. More importantly, they are tens of billions of dollars more than what experts estimate that the actual costs of the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria will be. Those tens of billions of wasteful spending in this massive slush fund are tax dollars not available to pay for vital domestic needs here at home.

Ask your legislators to reject the “OCO” budget gimmick and to prioritize nation building here at home.