Budget Matters Blog

Entries By Lindsay Koshgarian

Six Things You Should Know About the Debt Ceiling

The U.S. is expected to reach the debt ceiling in just 18 days, on November 3.

Pink Out for Planned Parenthood: Who wants a government shutdown?

Seven in ten Americans are against shutting down the federal government over Planned Parenthood funding. 

Upcoming Webinar - Left Behind: Poverty and the Federal Budget

The beginning of a new fiscal year presents a new chance for Americans to make sure the federal budget works for all of us. The National Priorities Project is pleased to sponsor a free webinar on Poverty and the Federal Budget. 

One in Five American Children In Poverty: How did we get here?

Here are a few of the ways that federal tax and budget policy contribute to economic inequality.

The Fight to Defund Planned Parenthood

The fight to defund Planned Parenthood is not about the money.

Climate Change and the Pope: Five US Budget Policies That Deserve Another Look

Yesterday Pope Francis added his considerable voice to the chorus calling for bold, immediate action on climate change. Here are five federal budget policies that don't live up to that vision.

Pentagon Prize Time: Top 10 Federal Contractors

In fiscal year 2014, the United States government paid out an astounding $444 billion in federal contracts -- equivalent to almost forty percent of the federal discretionary budget for 2014.

Leaving the Highway Trust Fund High and Dry

Since 2008 alone, Congress has enacted 33 temporary fixes for the highway fund.

Are We at a Turning Point? What We Spend on ISIS

With ISIS in the news again recently and new fears about abilities to contain the threat, we're taking another look at what this fight is costing us. 

What We Owe Our Vets on Memorial Day

In 2014, 27 cents of your income tax dollar went to the military for weapons, base operations, and war, but only 6 cents went to support generations of our nation's veterans.