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.
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.
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.
Congress has the power to make things right, but it would take a bipartisan stand against the president.
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?