Federal Budget Analysis: Budget Process

Tax Day 2022

April 15, 2022

Tax Day this year is April 18, 2022. Americans will file their tax returns for all income received in 2021. Want to know what your taxes pay for, and who pays what?

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Biden FY 2023 budget puts war before human needs

March 28, 2022

President Biden’s FY 2023 budget request once again prioritizes violence, the military and war over peace and human needs. But more spending on militarism can’t address the nation’s or the world’s problems.


Budget Deal Prioritizes War and Militarization Over Critical Needs, Again

March 9, 2022

The budget deal announced today repeats a longtime pattern by putting more resources into the military and war than into K-12 education, affordable housing, public health, scientific and medical research, early childhood education and care, and homelessness combined.


State of Insecurity: The Cost of Militarization Since 9/11

Sept. 1, 2021

Over 20 years, the U.S. has spent more than $21 trillion on militarization, surveillance, and repression — all in the name of security. These investments have shown us that the U.S. has the capacity and political will to invest in our biggest priorities. 


President Biden's FY 2022 Budget Request

June 11, 2021

The president's request calls for $753 billion for the Pentagon and nuclear weapons, plus another $12 billion in foreign military aid.


Pouring Money into the Pentagon Can’t Prevent Another Pandemic

April 9, 2021

At $753 billion, President Biden's requested Pentagon budget increase continues the dangerous and short-sighted path of ballooning military spending set by President Trump, and fails to recognize the reality that our most critical challenges don't have military solutions.


Poor People’s Campaign State Fact Sheets

Feb. 20, 2020

Learn more about the interlocking evils of systemic racism, poverty, militarism/the war economy, ecological devastation, and the distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism in your state!


President Trump's 2021 Budget Prioritizes the Pentagon

Feb. 10, 2020

President Trump released his fourth budget proposal today, and the priorities are crystal clear. Just four agencies rate spending increases in the Trump 2021 budget: the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Treasury Department. From Agriculture to Education, and from Commerce to State, every other federal agency would face cuts under the president’s proposal. Across the board, the Trump budget prioritizes brute force and military solutions over humanitarian and diplomatic ones.


Poor People's Moral Budget: Everybody Has the Right to Live

June 17, 2019

In the seven sections of the Moral Budget, we look at policies and investments for seven critical areas of the Poor People’s Moral Agenda.

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Tax Day 2019

April 11, 2019

Tax Day is April 15, 2019. Want to know what your taxes pay for, and who pays what?

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