Budget Matters Blog


Pentagon Covers Up $125 Billion in Wasteful Spending

We have enough to build a strong future for our country - if we use our resources wisely.


A Trump Budget: Will Congress repeal Obamacare (aka the Affordable Care Act)?

So what’s standing in the way of repealing the Affordable Care Act?


Thanksgiving: He/She voted the other way. How can I face them?

We’ve been thinking about how to talk about our priorities and how – or whether it’s even possible –to bridge the divides.


A Trump Budget: Military Contractors Rejoice

For all of the president-elect’s lack of policy clarity, his position on Pentagon and military spending has been pretty clear: it’s headed higher.


A Trump Budget?

Budgets are moral documents, and the new president’s budget will reveal so much. 


Open Community Forum this Friday

Please mark your calendars and join us for an engaging discussion on the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead.


The C Word: Not One Presidential Debate Included a Climate Question

The biggest threat to life as we know it received one fewer question than Trump’s tweets or Clinton’s “look.”


Congress finally made a deal to clean up Flint’s water. Are there more infrastructure deals to come?

 In the coming months, as we usher in a new administration and Congress, there will be an opportunity to finally invest in infrastructure that would strengthen America for decades to come.


Happy birthday, Estate Tax! Where would we be without you?

America was always supposed to be the country of presidents, not kings, where leaders are made, not born.


Apple’s Corporate Welfare vs. Educating a Generation. Yep, that’s a choice.

If the US worked harder to close corporate tax loopholes, we could use the resulting revenues to send every current American college student to school -- for free.