Federal Budget Analysis: Debt & Deficit

Tax Day 2018

March 22, 2018

Tax Day is April 17, 2017. Want to know what your taxes pay for, and who pays what?

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Competing Visions 2016

March 21, 2016

National Priorities Project examines how new budget proposals stack up to Americans’ priorities.

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The President's 2017 Budget Proposal in Pictures

Feb. 17, 2016

The National Priorities Project breaks down President Obama’s $4.2 trillion budget proposal in a series of pictures.


President Obama Proposes 2017 Budget

Feb. 11, 2016

New proposal calls for investment in domestic priorities but also prioritizes Pentagon spending and military force.  


Competing Visions: President Obama, House Budget Committee, Senate Budget Committee, and Congressional Progressive Caucus Release Budget Proposals for 2016

March 19, 2015

National Priorities Project examines how new budget proposals stack up against what Americans want.



President Obama Proposes 2016 Budget

Feb. 4, 2015

President Obama's budget proposal includes spending above sequestration caps for defense and non-defense, and many initiatives that would be widely popular with Americans.


National Priorities Project Reacts to President's Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

Feb. 2, 2015

President Obama today released his budget proposal for fiscal year 2016. The $4 trillion spending and tax proposal includes funding that would provide two years of tuition-free community college for students, investments in job training and early education, as well as substantial increases in military spending.


Competing Visions: Election Edition

Oct. 29, 2014

NPP revisits its Competing Visions analysis that shows how lawmakers would break down the federal budget.


Voter’s Guides 2014

Sept. 4, 2014

Our Voter’s Guides give you the low-down on our federal government’s role in vital systems we all care about, including education, health care, and the military, as well as how we can pay for it all through taxes and the role of deficits and the national debt, and key questions to ask candidates.