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Will The Government Shut Down Over Trump’S $5 Billion Border Wall?: 12/21/2018

Lindsay Koshgarian - Truthout

If Congress doesn’t reach a deal on a government spending bill by midnight on December 21, one-quarter of the federal government will shut down. At issue is $5 billion in funding for a border wall that President Trump demanded and Democrats insisted was not forthcoming. Recent reports indicate that the ...

How Skewed Are Our Government’S Economic Priorities?: 12/10/2018

Sonali Kolhatkar - Rising Up with Sonali

Trump wants $5 billion for the wall. Some Democratic leaders, rather than outright reject that figure, have said that they will back $1.6 billion for the wall and/or immigration enforcement at the border. 

Us Dept Of Defense Failed Audit While Spending $5.9 Trillion Since 9/11: 11/19/2018

Marc Steiner - The Real News

The Watson Institute released its report ‘Costs of War,’ showing astronomical costs of $5.9 trillion and at least 500,000 killed due to the never-ending war on terror. Is there an alternative? The report was published on the heels of the news that the Pentagon failed its first and only audit

Irs & Tax Season: 11/05/2018

Marielle Segarra - NPR's Marketplace

Plus, a look at how some of the largest American companies are trying to get people to the polls tomorrow, and how training, the new tax law and outdated tech are leaving IRS workers feeling behind the curve ... as tax season approaches.

Here’S What We Could Have If We Slashed The Military Budget: 09/24/2018

Lindsay Koshgarian - Jacobin

The US military budget sucks up an enormous amount of resources without making the world more peaceful or democratic. Here are a few ways we could better spend that $717 billion.

Trump Tax Plan 2.0 Cements The Worst Economic Policy In A Generation: 09/23/2018

Lindsay Koshgarian - Truthout

Hot on the heels of last year’s once-in-a-generation tax changes, House Republicans are pushing a new, extended plan to double down on their previous efforts, which primarily awarded tax giveaways to corporations and the wealthy.

Republicans Scramble To Make Tax Cuts Permanent Ahead Of Midterms: 09/13/2018

Rising Up with Sonali - Pacifica KPFK

House Ways and Means chairman Kevin Brady on Monday unveiled three tax reform bills as part of a Republican-led effort to make permanent many of the tax cuts enshrined in the law that passed last year

Seventeen Years After 9/11, Pentagon Report Ignores Trillions Of Dollars Spent On Endless War: 09/11/2018

Jessica Corbett - Common Dreams

Despite independent analyses that have put post-9/11 war spending at more than $5 trillion, the Pentagon's latest lowball estimate is making headlines.

Trump Snubbed Mccain. The Media Snubbed The Rest Of Us.: 08/15/2018

Peter Certo - OtherWords

If the media deems a petty snub more controversial than a massive, war-mongering spending bill, you can be sure Congress will follow. The bill passed by huge bipartisan margins in both the House and Senate.