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Trump Budget Ends Medicaid Expansion, Axes Affordable Housing Programs: 03/19/2019

Lindsay Koshgarian - Truthout

With this week’s budget release, the administration provided a fuller picture of its anti-government, pro-military vision for the U.S. The long list of cuts targets programs for the poor, middle-income Americans, the environment and peacekeeping. 

Trump’S Militarized Budget Slashes Medicare, Medicaid, And Clean Energy: 03/14/2019

Marc Steiner - The Real News

Preparing for war with largest peacetime military budget paid for with devastating cuts to the poor, ending environmental regulation, destroying retirement and healthcare. Do divided Democrats have an answer? Lindsay Koshgarian of IPS analyzes the proposal

Trump Budget Would Cut Spending For Nearly Every Agency Except Pentagon: 03/12/2019

Lindsay Koshgarian - Truthout

The budget request President Trump released on Monday represents a conservative vision taken to the extreme. It would shoot military spending skyward while dismantling domestic programs piece by piece, with few exceptions.

Trump’S 2020 Budget Slashes Programs, Funds Border: 03/11/2019

Rising Up with Sonali - Rising Up with Sonali

FEATURING LINDSAY KOSHGARIAN – The Trump administration on Monday has released its 2020 budget – to the tune of a record $4.75 trillion. The budget will be the largest in history and includes a massive increase in border spending for Trump’s wall, a boost to military spending, and harsh slashes ...

How I Would Spend Trump’S Wall Money: 02/06/2019

Nicholas Kristof - The New York Times

Is an additional $5.7 billion for a border wall really the best way to protect Americans? While President Trump is playing with billions of dollars and millions of lives, I decided to play with that money, too – to advance the greater good.

National Emergency Declaration Could Trigger A 'Power Grab': 01/23/2019

Lindsay Koshgarian - The Real News

Lindsay Koshgarian argues that the government shutdown could very well lead to Trump calling a national emergency, which would be dangerous to freedom while also causing economic downturn.

Will The Longest Shutdown In Us History End In A Power Grab?: 01/14/2019

Lindsay Koshgarian - Truthout

The current intractable shutdown over the president’s demand for $5 billion for a border wall has been marked by repeated failed negotiations, and it’s increasingly hard to see where this could all end.

Trump's $5 Billion Wall Is A Waste—Here's What We Could Spend It On Instead: 01/09/2019

Lindsay Koshgarian - Fortune

The federal government shutdown has passed the two-week mark, with no end in sight. As federal workers and contractors face another week scraping by without pay, President Donald Trump on Tuesday night addressed the American public with an Oval Office speech in which he doubled down over his demand for ...

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.