Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
Robert Schroeder - MarketWatch
More than half of every dollar went to health care, military last year
Lisa Wade, PhD - Sociological Images
More than 80% of the US federal government’s budget comes from payroll and income taxes. The National Priorities Project is dedicated to helping Americans understand how that money is spent. Here’s the data for 2016:
Lindsay Koshgarian - truthout
Among the marches, petitions and call-in campaigns that comprise much of the Trump resistance movement, one resistance tactic gets little attention: withholding taxes.
Sam Becker - Huffington Post
Federal government spending is closing in on $4 trillion a year. Even though a new administration is promising a wave of change, it’s still going to require a lot of money to keep the country running.
Patrick Garvin - Boston Globe
For most taxpayers, Tuesday’s deadline for filing 2016 returns wasn’t all that stressful, despite the ridiculously complicated process that elected officials have for decades promised to simplify.
Frida Berrigan - truthout
Tax resistance, it seems, is having a moment.
Phyllis Bennis and Stephen Miles - The Nation
As Martin Luther King Jr. noted 50 years ago, you can’t fight militarism unless you also fight racism and materialism.
Casey Given - Rare
Last week, the Trump administration released their “skinny budget,” outlining the president’s ideal levels of discretionary spending for federal agencies.
Judy Stone - Forbes
In my last post, I focused on research funding and how Trump’s plans would decimate education, research and scientific innovation for decades to come, all for his shiny military toys and the enrichment of his cronies. This post will examine some of what else we will lose by the ill-considered choices of Trump ...
Miriam Pemberton - People's World
Millions of Americans are feeling uneasy, disgruntled, and insecure. That message sounded loud and clear throughout our turbulent election year. The Trump administration’s latest budget proposal isn’t likely to change that.