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National Priorities Project Compares Paul Ryan, President Obama, and Congressional Progressive Caucus On Issues that Matter Most to Americans
April 1, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Northampton, MA - National Priorities Project (NPP) today released its one-of-a-kind comparison of federal budget proposals issued by House Budget Chair Paul Ryan, President Obama, and the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC).
The new report highlights the issues that matter the most to Americans, according to opinion polls, and shows how each proposal stacks up against what the public wants.
Some key findings include:
"Proposals for the federal budget must reflect the values of a majority of Americans," said Jasmine Tucker, Research Analyst at National Priorities Project. "Our analysis shows that these three budget proposals represent competing visions for America -- and that some lawmakers' visions are out of step with the priorities voiced by most Americans."
Tucker added, "Americans must demand that Congress follow a transparent and accountable budget process so we can all weigh in on which proposal best aligns with our views for our nation."
See the complete side-by-side comparison of budget proposals.
National Priorities Project (NPP) is a non-partisan, non-profit organization founded in 1983 that makes our complex federal budget transparent and accessible so people can exercise their right and responsibility to shape our nation's budget. In 2014, NPP was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of our pioneering work to track federal spending on the military and promote a U.S. federal budget that represents Americans' priorities. Learn more at nationalpriorities.org.