New Report: Obama's FY2016 Budget & Americans' Priorities

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 President Obama's $4 Trillion Budget Largely Responds to Americans' Priorities  

Breakdown of budget numbers for education, Social Security, taxes, climate change, military, and more 


Jasmine Tucker,, 240-529-4158  

 Lindsay Koshgarian,, 571-318-9114

February 4, 2015 -- President Obama's budget proposal for fiscal year 2016 contains many initiatives that would be widely popular with the American people based on opinion polling. National Priorities Project (NPP), a research group that tracks federal spending, has analyzed the numbers in Obama's $4 trillion budget and provided a report on what his proposal means for key popular priorities. Findings include: 

On Taxes:

Six in 10 Americans believe wealthy individuals and corporations don't pay their fair share in taxes. (Gallup) 

On Education:

67 percent of Americans say that improving the education system is a top priority. (Pew Research Center)

On Social Security:

Two in three Americans believe making the Social Security system sound is a top priority. (Pew Research Center)

On Climate Change:

74 percent of Americans say the federal government should be doing a substantial amount to combat climate change. (New York Times)

Other notable elements of the president's proposal include:

See National Priorities Project's full report on President Obama's FY2016 budget proposal

Quotes, interviews, and complete data are available to members of the media.  

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