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With Billions For Back-Door Slush Fund, Military Dodges Austerity In House Budget: 05/15/2015

Sarah Lazare - Common Dreams

'Will we see defense spending with no real limits in sight while we have limits on domestic spending for education and health care and infrastructure?'

Amtrak Crash Philadelphia: Did Gop Funding Cuts Make Derailment More Likely?: 05/13/2015

Elizabeth Whitman - International Business Times

When it comes to supporting America’s railroads, Republicans have a dismal track record, one that appears unlikely to change even in light of a deadly Amtrak train crash in Philadelphia Tuesday night that killed at least six people and injured 140. Republicans and conservative groups have long pushed for cutting ...

'Mission Accomplished' Was 12 Years Ago Today. What's Been The Cost Since Then?: 05/01/2015

Jesse Rifkin - Huffington Post

On May 1, 2003, President George W. Bush delivered a now-infamous speech aboard an aircraft carrier in which he declared that "major combat operations in Iraq have ended" and that "in the battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed." That speech, given less than two months ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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?

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 ...

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.