Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
David Swanson - Foreign Policy Journal
Every presidential candidate ought to produce a basic outline of a federal discretionary budget to give taxpayers some idea of how they intend to spend.
8 O'Clock Buzz - WORT-FM
Jan talks with Lindsay Koshgarian from the National Priorities Project about her recent article in The Progressive Magazine entitled “Can’t Afford Another War”. She refers to data researched by the Watson Institute showing the cost of the Iraq War and related costs to $6.9 Trillion since 2001, and how that money could ...
Amy Goodman - Democracy Now!
Six Democratic presidential candidates sparred on Tuesday night in Des Moines, the last debate before the crucial Iowa caucuses. The debate, hosted by CNN and The Des Moines Register, focused heavily on foreign policy and rising tensions with Iran following the U.S. assassination of that country’s top military commander, Qassem Soleimani.
Lindsay Koshgarian - Truthout
Progressives are rightly mobilizing in force against war with Iran. Preventing another war is certainly imperative. In addition, we must recognize it is past time to end the endless wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. As the budget process for 2021 gets under way, Congress needs to take the next step: ...
Lindsay Koshgarian - The Progressive
The United States spent over 800 billion dollars on the war in Iraq, while social services and infrastructure crumbled at home.
Paul Gipe - Renewable Energy World
Yes, the United States could be generating 100% of its electricity from renewable energy if we had used the money spent on our ill-advised wars in the Middle East to build wind and solar systems, as well as battery storage, here at home.
William Hartung - TomDispatch
As even Donald Trump has acknowledged, those trillions could have gone far in repairing America’s infrastructure and doing so much else in this country. In truth, as Lindsay Koshgarian of the National Priorities Project has pointed out, that sort of money could have underwritten significant parts of major initiatives like the Green ...
Richard Warren - The Chief
One advantage of actually watching the Nov. 20 Democratic Primary debate is I actually got to hear what the candidates said as opposed to what the mainstream media wanted me to hear or read. Among the claims made by the corporate Democratic candidates is that we can’t afford Medicare-for-all without huge ...
Jon Queally - Common Dreams
"If you're following the presidential race, you've heard plenty of sniping about Medicare for All and whether we can afford it. But when it comes to endless war or endless profits for Pentagon contractors, we're told we simply must afford it—no questions asked." —Lindsay Koshgarian
Erica N. Williams - The Hill
The outpouring of charitable giving we witness around the holidays reminds us of both the tremendous generosity of communities and our government’s failure to create a moral budget that guarantees families and children can live with basic human dignity. The work of charity is important — and so is the work of ...