Budget Matters Blog

Entries By Lindsay Koshgarian

Shutdown Day 19, and the Real Crisis

What would it look like if a president proposed spending just $5.7 billion out of the whole $1 trillion budget to solve a few real crises: health insurance, climate change, retirement savings, and student debt?

Shutdown Day 14

If anyone wins, let’s hope it’s the majority of Americans who want nothing to do with border walls or shutdowns.

Government Shutdown 2018

As of midnight on Friday, major parts of the U.S. government are closed.

Government Shutdown Looms Over Trump’s Border Wall Funding

Congress gave themselves a deadline of Friday, December 21 to pass legislation funding roughly one quarter of the federal government for the rest of the 2019 fiscal year.

Trump Wants a Crazy $750 Billion for Military

The president would like to increase military spending from its current $716 billion to a cool $750 billion.

Nine Things to Buy with $5 Billion Instead of a Border Wall

President Trump has said that he will veto any bill that doesn’t give him the $5 billion he has demanded for his border wall.

Call your Senator: Stop the U.S. Role in Yemen War

You can help end the war in Yemen today.

Pentagon Fails Audit; Asks for a Raise

Asking for more money is not a good look for the Pentagon right now. But that’s just what a national security commission did last week, the day before the Pentagon announced that it had completed – and failed – its first-ever audit.

NPP Fall Party 2018 in Northampton, MA

NPP's Fall Party is November 13, 2018!

Today is the International Day Against Nuclear Tests

Activists around the world are uniting to call for a stop to all nuclear weapons testing. Period.