Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
Michael Arria - Mondoweiss
The Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) released research detailing how Medicare for All could be funded by slashing the United States military budget.
Julia Conley - Common Dreams
"Proposals to fund Medicare for All have focused on raising taxes. But what if we could imagine another way entirely?"
Lindsay Koshgarian - Public Citizen
A majority of voters support reallocating money away from the Pentagon and to domestic needs like health care, education and environmental protection, according to new polling by Data For Progress and YouGov.
Lindsay Koshgarian - New York Times
Hompeage image courtesy of Charles Edward Miller. As Democratic presidential candidates debate the merits of Medicare for All, a Green New Deal or free college, a chorus of scolds from across the political spectrum will chime in to tell you we can’t afford it. All these ambitious policies of course ...
Ashik Siddique - Buzzfeed
For just over 10% of a single year's military spending, we could build enough green electricity for every household in the country.
Lindsay Koshgarian - Truthout
The U.S. budget is rigged to hold essential domestic programs hostage to the Pentagon's war chest.
Amy Goodman - Democracy Now!
The U.S. spends more on its military than 144 other countries combined.
Sonali Kolhatkar - Rising Up With Sonali
The House on Thursday passed a massive $2.7 trillion budget bill with overwhelming support from Democrats and only 65 Republican votes. The bill suspends the looming debt ceiling for 2 years, until just before a new Presidential term begins. And it covers not one, but two years. Although it included ...
Osita Nwanevu - The New Yorker
The Reverend Dr. William Barber’s Poor People’s Campaign believes that policymakers should speak both more specifically and more unapologetically about the plight of struggling Americans.
Alan Pyke - Think Progress
The “Moral Budget” underlying a Wednesday hearing on Capitol Hill is both a plan for the future and a map of how democratic societies came to be in such bad shape in 2019.