Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
Sept. 7, 2012
A comparison of the presidential candidates on 12 key issues, plus fact sheets with key background information on Medicare, Social Security, taxes, and more.
National Priorities Project compares the candidates on 12 key issues.
How big are budget deficits and what should be done?
Is the military budget getting bigger or getting cut? This one-pager covers the hotly-debated status of military spending.
Should tax rates go up or down, and for whom? This one-pager includes important but little-known facts about taxes and loopholes in the tax code, plus proposals from both presidential candidates.
Did you know that education programs account for just 2 percent of federal spending? This one-pager explains the federal role in education and includes quotes on the issue from the presidential candidates.
Is Social Security in crisis or not? This one-pager covers the must-know facts and proposals from both presidential candidates.
Health care accounts for 24 percent of the federal budget. This one-pager covers the facts on growth in health spending and proposals from both presidential candidates.