Budget Matters Blog

Entries By Lindsay Koshgarian


Corporate Tax Dodgers Defeated! Pfizer Cancels Merger

The Pfizer merger with Allergan would have been the biggest corporate inversion ever.


Balanced Budget Amendment: Three Reasons It’s A Colossally Bad Idea

A balanced budget amendment was, is, and will remain a really, really bad idea.


Christmas in March: The Pentagon's Unfunded Priorities Wish List

Dear Santa: I want a bicycle and some blocks. P.S. I also need an iPad, Xbox and a hoverboard. And an F-35.


Five Reasons to Support the #PeoplesBudget

  Ask your member of Congress to support the People’s Budget!   We’ve just gotten our hands on the People’s Budget, released today, and so far we’re big fans. Here are just five reasons to support the People’s Budget. 1. Infrastructure, at last (and justice for Flint). The People’s Budget...


Super Tuesday: Federal Funding in Twelve States

Super Tuesday is here. Twelve states will vote in the 2016 presidential primary.


How Nevada and South Carolina Depend on Federal Spending

Halfway through the Nevada and South Carolina primaries, here’s the upshot on how federal funding makes its way to these states.


Can Obama Defund Abstinence-Only Education?

The headline reads, “Obama eliminates ‘abstinence only’ education from federal budget.” But can he really do that?


Top Five Take-Aways from President Obama's Budget

Here are our top five takeaways from President Obama's 2017 budget request.


National Priorities Project Statement On President Obama’s Last Budget Proposal

President Obama’s last budget proposal for fiscal year 2017 is a mix of old and new, of longshot proposals and sure bets.


Federal Funds and Primaries in New Hampshire and Iowa

With the first presidential primaries coming up in New Hampshire and Iowa, we took a look at how federal government contributes to those two states.