Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
America's military budget is so huge that the Trump budget's proposed increases for FY 2020 can seem like a drop in the bucket. But let's compare the value of some of Trump's most extra priorities to things that can actually improve people's lives.
If Trump pretends that the Pentagon is also subject to strict spending limits, he can argue that his more than $50 billion in cuts to programs like the Environmental Protection Agency and Legal Aid are honest attempts to control federal spending.
At long last, President Trump released his third presidential budget request today, after a month-long delay due to the government shutdown. And it’s a doozy.
How much could our federal government pay for if the top marginal tax rate was raised to 70 percent?
The president will declare a national emergency in order to commandeer federal funds to build his wall, according to reports today.
It's deja vu all over again.
The president’s budget request, which is legally due on the first Monday in February, will be late this year as a direct result of the government shutdown.
While the Trump administration fixates on a militarized non-solution to the non-crisis at the border, the real crisis is staring us in the face: accelerating climate change. And demilitarizing the U.S. budget is part of any real climate solution.
It’s time to end this shutdown once and for all, and it’s time to end the fiction that Americans want or need a wall at our border.
It’s day 33 of the shutdown. An announcement Wednesday by House Democrats offered yet another possible solution to the ongoing government shutdown battle over the president’s demand for $5 billion for a border wall.