Budget Matters Blog


Death and Taxes: Trump's Tax Bill and the National Defense Authorization Act

The priorities in Congress this week are clear: a $700 billion authorization for military spending in FY 2018, and a $1.5 trillion tax plan that bestows untold wealth upon the already jaw-droppingly wealthy.


Tax Cuts of the Rich and Famous

If the Trump tax plan were an object, you can bet it would be gold-plated


Senate Steps Closer to Tax Cuts for the Very Rich

It's easy to see what comes next: claiming pressure from the deepening debt that they themselves created, members of Congress will want massive cuts to programs that help the poor and middle class.


The War in Afghanistan Just Might End Someday: Senate Votes on Authorization to Use Military Force

Today's Senate vote to require new congressional authorization for ongoing wars may have failed - but it still represents progress.


Want More Jobs? Corporate Tax Cuts Won't Help

Corporations exist for only one reason: to maximize profits, not employment.


Announcing our new partnership with the Institute for Policy Studies: A Letter to NPP Supporters from Executive Director Nora Ranney

As of October 1, National Priorities Project (NPP) will join the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS).


Dear President Trump. "Fire and Fury:" Never Again

The president's deeply disturbing tendency to glorify war has no place in determining our country's use of nuclear weapons. 


What are you looking at? Congress' Military Spending Grab

Proposals for U.S. military spending are starkly different. See how they stack up.


Trump’s Budget Wars: War on the Poor, and Just Plain War

If President Trump has shown us anything with this budget, it’s that he will seek to increase military spending, even if he doesn’t know why he’s doing it.


Tax Day 2017: Taxes and All the Feels

Taxes are like membership dues.  We pay them to fund our priorities – the services and programs we care about – and they are also an investment in our country’s future.