Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
- Radio Sputnik
The main goal of the new budget is that it extends the debt ceiling for the US, Lindsay Koshgarian, research director at the nonpartisan National Priorities Project, claimed.
Jasmine Tucker - Truthout
Hidden within the surprise budget deal that congressional lawmakers and the White House unveiled on Tuesday is a major windfall for the Pentagon: the inclusion of a $59 billion slush fund that will bring total Pentagon spending over the $600 billion mark in 2016.
Sharmini Peries - The Real News Network
Jo Comerford and Mattea Kramer - Huffington Post
Can Diplomacy Do What War Couldn't?
Ben Norton - Salon
We have money to bomb Syria, but not to help Syrian refugees. Our government's answer to that is just embarrassing.
Michael Eisenscher - Foreign Policy in Focus
We’ll never rebuild this country if we keep wasting money on war.
Andrea Germanos - Common Dreams
'Social Security is a solution to our looming retirement income crisis, the increasing economic squeeze on middle class families, and the perilous and growing income and wealth inequality'
Norman Solomon - Al Jezeera
Fareed Zakaria - Washington Post
Genevive LaFranc - Business Insider