Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
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.
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 ...
- 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.
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.
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 ...
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?
Robert Schroeder - MarketWatch
The federal government spent your income-tax dollars in two big ways in 2014: on the military and on health care.
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?
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.
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.”