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House Dedicates Millions To Unneeded Missile System: 04/30/2015

Kellan Howell - Washington Times

In what some are calling a political power play, Congress moved Thursday to approve the national defense budget that includes millions of dollars for a missile-defense site that Pentagon officials have repeatedly said is unneeded.

7 Ways The Government Is Spending Your Money: 04/29/2015

Megan Elliott - The Cheat Sheet

Federal government spending is closing in on $4 trillion a year, according to the National Priorities Project. A big chunk of that money comes directly from you, the taxpayer. The government gets most of its spending money via tax revenue, including $1.53 trillion via individual income taxes. Corporate income taxes, customs duties, and excise ...

More Money Spent On Tax Breaks Than On Discretionary Spending In U.S. Budget: 04/17/2015

- Fox Business

People often talk about controlling government spending, but they may not realize how the spending is classified and available for cuts as discretionary spending.

Where Your Tax Dollars Went: 04/17/2015

Tiffany Baker - CNN Money

Tax Day is all about income taxes, which make up nearly half of all federal revenue. Here’s a breakdown of what each of your income tax dollars paid for in fiscal year 2014.

Tax (Break) Day: 04/15/2015

Jasmine Tucker - Truthout

As Americans file their tax returns this April 15, corporations will be taking advantage of the dozens of special deductions, credits and exclusions written into the US tax code in order to lower their tax burden. Each year, the United States loses out on billions of dollars in tax revenue ...

Four Charts Reveal The Hidden Facts Of Tax Day: 04/15/2015

Robin Claremont - Campaign for America's Future

Today is Tax Day, and millions of Americans are scrambling to file their taxes before the deadline. As you send in that check to the IRS or eagerly await your refund, have you stopped to think about what the federal government is doing with that money?

Here’S Where Your Tax Dollars Go: 04/14/2015

Robert Schroeder - MarketWatch

The federal government spent your income-tax dollars in two big ways in 2014: on the military and on health care.

Could We Get An Iran Peace Dividend?: 04/13/2015

Barry Ritholtz - Bloomberg View

The possibility of a deal to limit Iran's nuclear capabilities and end the international trade sanctions against the country raise a fascinating question: Will there be a peace dividend? 

Stark Choices: ‘People’S Budget’ Vs. Republican Plan: 03/24/2015

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (d-Ill.) and Lawrence Mishel - The Hill

The annual federal budget debate typically doesn’t excite many folks outside the Washington beltway.  And with good reason – the Republican budget process is intended to lull the public to sleep by staying short on details and long on damaging provisions that will hurt low-income and middle-class families. 

Balance The Budget, But Not On The Backs Of The Poor: 03/22/2015

Ellen Ratner - World News Daily

Although there is some question about the truth of the balanced budget, I remember the day that the White House Press Corps was called into the East Room for a ceremony marking “a balanced budget.”