Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
- Western Front
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Michael Payne - OpEdNews
Can bullets and bombs cause severe destruction in foreign lands and in America at the same time? Is that not impossible? It's not only possible, but it's happening right before our eyes. While bullets and bombs are raining destruction upon the nations of Afghanistan and Pakistan they are also, in ...
Jackie Bruno - 22 News
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) - According to the National Priorities Project, we'll reach the trillion dollar mark for money spent on the war in Iraq and Afghanistan on May 30th of this year.
Chris Hellman - Institute for Policy Studies
With the health-care legislation completed and the climate-change debate derailed by the BP oil disaster, Congress should get to work on the federal budget. Yet Capitol Hill has been slow to tackle this perennial challenge. Even though entitlement programs--Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security--and other mandatory spending absorb two-thirds of the ...
- Decline of the Empire
Every month the BLS announces the latest the unemployment number. Every quarter, the BEA tells us what GDP was in the previous quarter. These are the headline numbers, the ones you're most likely to hear about. A statistic you're not likely to see on the Front Page is the number ...
- Associated Press / MSNBC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Monday he supports gays being able to marry but believes states, not the federal government, should make the decision.
Joe Miller - Newsweek
Stephen D - Daily Kos
ongress is being asked to vote on another appropriations bill for billions more dollars to fund military operations in Afghanistan despite reservations among many members about the corrupt regime of Afghan leader, Hamid Karzai. Operations that many in the Pentagon are beginning to question from both an tactical and strategic ...
David Swanson - CBS News
Isn't it time to call what Congress will soon vote on by its right name: war escalation funding?
Jerry Lanson - True/Slant
Death and taxes, the saying goes, are the only sure things in life. But while many Americans don't feel as if they're getting off easy — 48 percent say their taxes are too high, a recent Gallup poll found — a new analysis by USA Today finds taxes in this ...