Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
Gregory D. Foster - Tom Dispatch
Gregory Foster, who teaches at National Defense University and is a decorated Vietnam veteran, suggests that it’s time we finally ask: Whatever happened to old-fashioned civilian control over the U.S. military? Implicitly, he also asks a second question: These days, who controls the civilians?
Candice Bernd - Truthout
Veterans are making clear that they - the "troops" that everyone claims to "support" - are being exploited by extremist politicians.
Kery Murakami - The Tribune Democrat
The Defense department’s budget proposal for next year may bring a brief respite for defense contractors after years of lower funding.
Chen Weihua - The Nation
However, when 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders laid out a vision for the United States to provide free college education, raise the minimum wage to US$15 (Bt500), expand Social Security and address the widening income and wealth gap and the criminal justice system, he was labelled by his Republican ...
Zach Cartwright - U.S. Uncut
The corporate media’s pundits and the corporate-owned political class love to dismiss Bernie Sanders’ platforms as “free stuff” that can’t realistically be provided at a nationwide scale, all while completely ignoring the vast multitude of corporate entitlements that cost trillions to maintain. It’s time to set the record straight.
Maya Schenwar - Truthout
After eight years of swallowing massive, co-pay-coated promises of "universal health care," it's a relief that a substantive debate is opening up around single-payer health care during this election cycle. However, too many conversations on this issue are being halted by calls of "impracticality."
Sonali Kolhatkar - Uprising Radio
The grey hairs that have sprouted on President Barack Obama’s head over 7 years could well be attributed to his long-drawn out and caustic battles with Republicans in Congress over his annual federal budget. - See more at: http://uprisingradio.org/home/2016/02/11/obama-faces-his-final-budget-challenge-in-congress/#sthash.SOKgrBOa.dpuf
Robert C. Koehler - BuzzFlash at Truthout
Maybe if we declared “war” on poison water, we’d find a way to invest money in its “defeat.”
Miriam Pemberton - Foreign Policy in Focus
The Obama administration's final Pentagon budget calls for quadrupling spending on efforts to counter Russia.
Paul Tuthill - New England Public Radio
President Obama on Tuesday delivered his final federal budget proposal to Congress. The National Priorities Project called the proposal a “mix of old and new, of long shot proposals and sure bets.”