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How To Raise $9 Trillion For Working-Class People Without Really Trying: 06/19/2019

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.

Finally, Presidential Candidates Are Talking About Poverty: 06/18/2019

Greg Kaufmann - The Nation

2020 Democrats Share Plans To Fight Poverty At Presidential Forum: 06/18/2019

P.R. Lockhart - Vox

On Monday, the Poor People’s Campaign also released “The Poor People’s Moral Budget,” published with the help of the Institute for Policy Studies. The budget calls for cuts in defense spending and an end to tax breaks for the rich, arguing that this money would be better put to use ...

A Moral Economy Would Save Taxpayers Billions Every Year: 06/17/2019

Sarah Anderson - MarketWatch

10 ways that doing the right thing would save us money

2020 Democrats Address Poverty And Systemic Racism At Presidential Forum: 06/17/2019

Thomas Kaplan - The New York Times

The Poor People’s Campaign and the Institute for Policy Studies, a liberal think tank, released the Poor People’s Moral Budget, a lengthy collection of policy proposals intended to help establish a “moral economy.” The proposals included reducing military spending by nearly half and increasing taxes on corporations and wealthy people.

It’S Not Progressive To Fund Medicare For All By Agreeing To A Bloated Military: 05/15/2019

Sarah Lazare - In These Times

"House Progressives tried to tie funding for bold social programs to the military budget, dollar for dollar. That’s timid and wrongheaded."

The Military Budget Is A Disgrace: 04/24/2019

Branko Marcetic - Jacobin

AN INTERVIEW WITHLINDSAY KOSHGARIAN The United States is spending $750 billion on its war machine. That money should be going to food, education, health care, and shelter for working people.

For Military Contractors, Tax Day Is Pay Day: 04/08/2019

Lindsay Koshgarian - Otherwords

Lockheed Martin's CEO took home $20 million while enlisted soldiers got just $20,000. Why? Because corporations have hijacked the military.

Trump Wants To Give 62 Cents Of Every Dollar To The Military. That's Immoral: 03/27/2019

Reverend William Barber, Dr. Liz Theoharis and Lindsay Koshgarian - The Guardian

A budget shows our values more clearly than any tweet, campaign speech, or political slogan.

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.