Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
Jan. 23, 2019
We're in the longest government shutdown in American history, all because of a political standoff over the border. What could we buy with $5 billion instead of a border wall?
April 10, 2018
The Souls of Poor Folk is an assessment of the conditions and trends of poverty today and of the past fifty in the United States.
March 22, 2018
Tax Day is April 17, 2017. Want to know what your taxes pay for, and who pays what?
Feb. 15, 2018
By 2023, the final year included in President Trump's budget request, military spending would make up 65 percent of the federal discretionary budget, compared to 54 percent in 2018.
Feb. 12, 2018
The president's priorities are clear: ever-increasing funds for the Pentagon, nuclear weapons and Homeland Security, and massive cuts to almost everything else.
Dec. 4, 2017
To support this modern-day Poor People’s Campaign, the Institute for Policy Studies has produced an analysis of the campaign’s four core issues: racism, poverty, the war economy/militarism, and ecological destruction.
Nov. 20, 2017
In the United States, the richest one percent – with average incomes of $2 million – will collectively get $56 billion in tax cuts in 2019 under the Senate plan.
Nov. 10, 2017
The richest one percent – with average incomes of $2 million – will collectively get $72 billion in tax cuts in 2018 under the Trump plan. What else could that pay for?
July 20, 2017
U.S. military spending, with its major focus on exerting U.S. influence and dominance overseas, has an analog here at home: spending on policing, incarceration, and immigration enforcement.
April 3, 2017
In 2016, the "militarized" budget amounted to 64 percent of discretionary spending.