Surprise! Corporations and billionaires are paying way less in taxes, with some profitable corporations paying nothing at all.
Our analysis found that the average taxpayer put in 29 working days in 2017 to pay Pentagon contractors.
Trump’s budget proposal has something to hurt almost everyone, but it’s a perfect storm for the poor.
As another corporate giveaway, the plan would put major public infrastructure up for sale, and would loosen environmental rules designed to protect local communities.
There’s a huge opportunity cost to America’s enormous military budget.
There’s a likely ending to all this military bluster and buildup, and it’s one that goes boom.
Corporations get a tax cut and lay off workers, while individual Medicaid recipients will have to provide proof of work status to hold onto their health insurance. That hardly seems fair.
The increased national debt gives the perfect political cover for cutting social programs.
Tax cuts for the wealthiest 1 percent alone could fund coverage for 12 million Americans.
The National Priorities Project is joining the Institute for Policy Studies to fight for a budget that prioritizes people over profit.
The United States should work to change the game altogether through engaging Pakistan in new ways, including increasing humanitarian aid and supporting stronger democratic institutions.