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Is The U.S. Welfare System Broken?: 05/17/2014

Anthea Mitchell - Wall Street Cheat Sheet

The Big Money In Tax Breaks Continues: 05/10/2014

Becky Sweger - Truthout

The federal tax code includes hundreds of tax breaks (called tax expenditures within the federal government) meant to encourage activities that lawmakers deem beneficial to society

Jo Comerford Stepping Down As Executive Director: 05/01/2014

Chad Cain - Daily Hampshire Gazette

After six years of leading Northampton-based National Priorities Project to international acclaim that included the nomination for a Nobel Peace Prize, Jo Comerford is stepping down as executive director this month.

The Surprising Truth Behind Tax Day: Where Your Taxes Go: 04/15/2014

Robin Claremont - Bill Moyers & Company

Millions of Americans file their federal income tax returns on April 15 each year with no idea what the government actually does with all that money.

Here's Where Your Tax Dollars Really Go: 04/15/2014

Jonnelle Marte - Wall Street Journal MarketWatch

It’s April 15, which means that you’ve paid your tax bill– or you will very soon– and you might be wondering about what exactly the government is going to do with your hard-earned cash.

It's Tax Time: Do You Know What You're Paying For?: 04/14/2014

Jay Cassano - Fast Co.Exist

For the cost of the Tomahawk Cruise Missile program, we can hire 4,784 elementary school teachers for one year. Use this tool to find out where your tax dollars are going and how they might be better spent.

How Washington Spends Your Taxes: 04/11/2014

Jeanne Sahadi - CNN Money

Pentagon Sequester Cuts May Be Short Lived: 03/24/2014

Timothy R. Homan - The Fiscal Times

Sequester savings are being clawed back--and defense contractors are having a party.

Obama's Budget And The Politics Of Poverty: 03/06/2014

Host: Warren Olney - KCRW Los Angeles Public Radio

Last year's rare, bi-partisan deals on spending limits and extending the debt ceiling eliminated threats of pushing the country over a "fiscal cliff." But this year's budget debate will be more interesting, rather than less. Both parties will have to reveal their priorities, at the risk of revealing internal divisions ...

Breaking Out Of The Budget Straitjacket: 03/06/2014

Deborah Weinstein - Huffington Post