Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
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 ...
Stephen Loiaconi - Fox 45 News
Lindsay Koshgarian, program director for the National Priorities Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, is skeptical either party would want to force the Department of Defense into a partial shutdown. It is probable they would instead pass another continuing resolution to keep funding the department at 2019 levels, although ...
Phyllis Bennis - Democracy Now!
"The questions from the journalists asking the questions didn’t include, “You’ve all said you would cut the military budget. Now the question has to be: How much?” My colleagues at the National Priorities Project have put together the numbers, where these cuts can come from." - Phyllis Bennis
David Swanson - Talk Nation Radio
How are we gonna pay for big things like Medicare for All? NPP director Lindsay Koshgarian explains.
Mike Ludwig - Truthout
Earlier this year, the Institute for Policy Studies, the Poor People’s Campaign and other groups released a Poor People’s Moral Budget that would pay for programs like Medicare for All by shifting the federal government’s spending toward infrastructure, social programs and climate investments while restoring “fair taxes” on corporations and the rich. ...
Adriana Belmonte - Yahoo FInance
Lindsay Koshgarian, program director for the National Priorities Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, proposes cutting the military budget by more than $300 billion in order to finance Medicare for All.
Jessie Hellmann - The Hill
Some experts say Medicare for All could be funded by looking at other areas of the federal budget, like the Pentagon.