Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
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.
Greg Kaufmann - The Nation
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 ...
Sarah Anderson - MarketWatch
10 ways that doing the right thing would save us money
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.