Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
Marc Steiner - The Real News
The Watson Institute released its report ‘Costs of War,’ showing astronomical costs of $5.9 trillion and at least 500,000 killed due to the never-ending war on terror. Is there an alternative? The report was published on the heels of the news that the Pentagon failed its first and only audit
Marielle Segarra - NPR's Marketplace
Plus, a look at how some of the largest American companies are trying to get people to the polls tomorrow, and how training, the new tax law and outdated tech are leaving IRS workers feeling behind the curve ... as tax season approaches.
Ty Joplin - Al Bawaba News
Lindsay Koshgarian - Jacobin
The US military budget sucks up an enormous amount of resources without making the world more peaceful or democratic. Here are a few ways we could better spend that $717 billion.
Lindsay Koshgarian - Truthout
Hot on the heels of last year’s once-in-a-generation tax changes, House Republicans are pushing a new, extended plan to double down on their previous efforts, which primarily awarded tax giveaways to corporations and the wealthy.
Rising Up with Sonali - Pacifica KPFK
House Ways and Means chairman Kevin Brady on Monday unveiled three tax reform bills as part of a Republican-led effort to make permanent many of the tax cuts enshrined in the law that passed last year
Jessica Corbett - Common Dreams
Despite independent analyses that have put post-9/11 war spending at more than $5 trillion, the Pentagon's latest lowball estimate is making headlines.
Peter Certo - OtherWords
If the media deems a petty snub more controversial than a massive, war-mongering spending bill, you can be sure Congress will follow. The bill passed by huge bipartisan margins in both the House and Senate.
Lindsay Koshgarian - In These Times
Democrats and Republicans rubber-stamped a severely bloated war budget.
Lindsay Koshgarian - BuzzFeed
Ideas like Medicare for all are written off as fantasy thinking by the same people who support virtually unlimited military spending.