The right wing could use the shutdown as a pretext to accelerate cuts to public services it deems ‘inessential.’
Workers have been fighting Donald Trump’s agenda form the earliest days of his presidency.
The new Congress needs to prioritize economic policies that empower low-wealth families.
Unemployment is low, but federal employees are lining up at food banks. They aren’t alone.
The shutdown is painful, but it is also an opportunity for labor to take a stand.
If Trump declares a national emergency, he can fund his wall against the wishes of Democrats. Will he?
Congress has been working to pass legislation funding the federal government for months. If they don’t reach a deal by midnight Friday, one-quarter of the government will shut down.
We Don’t Need to Shut Down the Government: Tax the Wealthy and Deadbeat Corporations to Close Budget Gaps
If corporations and households with $1 million income paid at the same levels they did in 1961, the Treasury would collect an additional $716 billion a year.
Corporations benefit from tax breaks and loopholes, while armies get fortunes from governments. Without sacrificing social programs, there are better ways to balance the budget.
Unnecessary Shutdown: Report finds $4 trillion by eliminating corporate tax dodging and tax breaks for millionaires
Congress could raise more than $4 trillion in revenue over the next decade by reversing years of tax giveaways to the richest Americans and largest corporations.
Reversing tax giveaways to the super-rich and the nation’s largest corporations could raise $4 trillion within a decade and avert possible government closures.