Budget Matters Blog

Category: Education

Elementary, secondary, higher and vocational education.


Introducing the Poor People's Moral Budget: Everybody Has the Right to Live

For the 140 million people who are poor, or one emergency away from being poor, we know it's necessary to present a comprehensive response to the systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, militarism, and war economy plaguing our country today. This Poor People’s Moral Budget asks, given the resources of our society, whether these demands are also possible. Our answer is a resounding yes.


Your taxes provided $48 billion to Lockheed Martin. And some other stuff.

April 15, 2019 is Tax Day. Do you know where your tax dollars are? Here's a hint: military contractors cost the average taxpayer more than the price of a new Macbook Pro, but public housing costs the average taxpayer less than a curling iron from Wal-Mart. The average American paid...


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.


Meet Your Member of Congress this April

Congress is in "recess" from April 7 to April 21, 2017. That means that members of Congress are home in their states or districts -- and they're ready to meet with you.


What if We Took $54 Billion From the Pentagon, Instead?

Trump wants to take $54 billion from human needs and give it to the military. What if we did the reverse?


Six Things You Could Buy Instead of a Border Wall

A leaked Department of Homeland Security internal report recently put the cost of President Trump's border wall at $21.6 billion.


Open Community Forum this Friday

Please mark your calendars and join us for an engaging discussion on the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead.


#SafetyIs an End to Mass Incarceration: Join Us for National Night Out for Safety and Liberation #NOSL16

This year, we’ll spend $7.5 billion to send Americans to federal prisons. This is not what safety looks like.


Competing Visions: Our Budget, Our Priorities

We've just released our analysis of federal budget proposals. Trust us - you're going to want to see this. 


Webinar: 2017 Budget Proposals vs Americans' Priorities

In an upcoming webinar, we'll explain the differences between major budget proposals and share information about how you can influence the budget to shift our nation’s priorities.