Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
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
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.”
Ben Norton - Salon
When it comes to prioritizing the military above all else, no one comes close to the U.S.
Jessica Marmor Shaw - Market Watch
In 2015, U.S. spent $6.2 billion to fight ISIS, $35 billion on Afghan conflict
David Sirota and Andrew Perez - International Business Times
Pentagon officials say that U.S. military resources are depleted from years of war.
Robert Reich - Huffington Post
We appear to be moving ever closer toward a world war against the Islamic State. No sane person welcomes war. Yet if we do go to war against ISIS we must keep a watchful eye on 5 things:
- 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