Budget Matters Blog

Category: Social Insurance, Earned Benefits, & Safety Net


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.


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.


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.


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. 


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. 


7 Things to Celebrate about Social Security on its 80th Birthday

Here are just seven reasons to love Social Security on its birthday and every day.


Social Security Turns 80

Know the facts about Social Security before the program turns 80 this week.


Medicare Celebrates 50 Years

Today marks Medicare's 50th birthday. What do Americans want for the future of the program?