Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
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 ...
Chris Nelson - Peace and Justice, KZFR
With community radio in Chico, California, NPP research analyst Ashik Siddique discusses the Trump military budget and trade-offs on how that money could be used elsewhere, as detailed in the Poor People's Moral Budget.
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.
Brian Lehrer - WNYC
On The Brian Lehrer Show, Lindsay Koshgarian, program director at the National Priorities Project, and Nijmie Dzurinko, organizer and chair of the Pennsylvania Poor People’s Campaign, discuss their work with The Poor People's Campaign convening in Washington this week to draw attention to issues of poverty, including a presidential candidates' ...
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 ...
Greg Kaufmann - The Nation
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.