The U.S. federal budget is a cerebral subject, seemingly reserved for the technocratic elite to calculate, deconstruct, recompose, modify, and amend. But it affects people’s daily lives in profound ways, and not just in America.
Ideas like Medicare for All are written off as fantasy thinking by the same people who support virtually unlimited military spending.
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.
Military spending will reach $700 billion under the deal to reopen the government, despite reports of hundreds of billions in Pentagon waste.
The GOP tax bill carves out special provisions for private jet owners, while their budget plan doubles fees for commercial passengers.
The increased national debt gives the perfect political cover for cutting social programs.
New data from our National Priorities Project shows what’s at stake if America’s richest get a tax cut.
The National Priorities Project is joining the Institute for Policy Studies to fight for a budget that prioritizes people over profit.
Facing financial ruin and the ruins of South Texas, some hawks want to throw more money at the military. That’s ludicrous.
If you can get past the fuzzy math, Trump’s budget means certain pain for most families — and big tax cuts for the wealthiest few.
It salts the wounds of working people, guts diplomacy, and vandalizes the planet — all under the banner of false populism.
As our climate crisis plays out in increased refugee flows and natural disasters, the government is still wasting money on ineffective, traditional military security.