Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
Billionaire's wealth growth since March is more than the $908 billion pandemic relief package proposed by a bipartisan group of members of Congres—which has been stalled over Republican concerns that it is too costly.
U.S. economic recovery efforts will not succeed if the global economy remains weak and serves only a small rich minority.
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.
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...
How much could our federal government pay for if the top marginal tax rate was raised to 70 percent?
Possibly the single worst thing about it is the cynical way that its supporters want to use it to create an excuse to gut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
The priorities in Congress this week are clear: a $700 billion authorization for military spending in FY 2018, and a $1.5 trillion tax plan that bestows untold wealth upon the already jaw-droppingly wealthy.
If the Trump tax plan were an object, you can bet it would be gold-plated
Corporations exist for only one reason: to maximize profits, not employment.
Taxes are like membership dues. We pay them to fund our priorities – the services and programs we care about – and they are also an investment in our country’s future.