Budget Matters Blog

Category: Taxes & Revenue


Do You Know Where Your Taxes Go?

Join this webinar to see a breakdown of how the federal government spent each of your income tax dollars last year. 


House Votes on Republican and Congressional Progressive Caucus Budgets

Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted down the Congressional Progressive Caucus budget and passed the budget proposal from the House Budget Committee, with some tweaks.


A Budget That Reflects Americans' Priorities

We take a look at a federal budget proposal that focuses on Americans' priorities -- such as job creation, education, Social Security, infrastructure improvements, and other domestic investments.


Competing Visions: What Budget Proposal Best Matches Americans' Priorities?

Check out our new Competing Visions analysis that examines how the major budget proposals stack up against Americans' priorities on 15 major issues including job creation, education, war spending, and taxes.


The President's 2016 Budget in Pictures

Today we released The President's 2016 Budget in Pictures, a series of colorful charts telling the story of the priorities in the president's budget.


What You Need to Know about the President’s Tax Plan

About a week and a half ago, the White House released a plan to “simplify our complex tax code” and “make it fairer by eliminating some of the biggest loopholes.” Here we provide a brief overview of what loopholes he’d like to close and what he wants to do with the money.


State of the Union 2015

President Obama’s State of the Union address last night was as notable for what it included as for what it didn’t include.  We give you the lowdown on gridlock, climate change, middle class economics, free community college, taxes, war spending and more.


Congress Takes on Keystone XL Pipeline, Obamacare, Tax Reform

Congress tackles the Keystone XL Pipeline, Obamacare, and makes a move toward tax reform in its first week back, with a side of business as usual.


Millennial Perspective: Our Failing Infrastructure and the Highway Trust Fund

Many of our roads and bridges are close to fifty years old and desperately in need of investments for upgrades. In a 2013 report America’s Infrastructure, The American Society of Civil Engineers gave our national infrastructure a D+ - hardly sufficient.


Tax Extenders Pass Congress for 2014

Congress passes a one-year extension of tax extenders bill.