Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
March 2, 2020
The time has come for an end to the United States ill-conceived wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the moment is ripe for a new peace dividend. Today’s threats are mostly non-military in nature: climate change, global economic inequality, and rising nationalism all do not have military solutions.
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.
Jan. 7, 2020
NPP's Ashik Siddique addresses the Congressional Progressive Caucus Summit to explain how we could safely shift as much as $350 billion per year away from the Pentagon by ending the endless wars, closing 60% of foreign bases, cutting unnecessary weapons, and much more.
Nov. 15, 2019
At least $9.74 billion of our tax dollars could be used to lift up our children and communities instead of tearing families apart.
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.
April 11, 2019
Tax Day is April 15, 2019. Want to know what your taxes pay for, and who pays what?
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.