Faces of the Federal Budget

The Faces of the Budget project tells the story of the federal budget through ordinary folks' personal experience.

As a university student struggling to pay for school, I feel that more discretionary spending on education would benefit our country. More

Sage from Belfast, ME | Map

If the ACA is either repealed or de-funded, I will be without health insurance. It would likely lead to bankruptcy, and...having to discontinue treatment. My life depends on this government service. More

Carla from Georgetown, TX | Map

I have daughters with severe intellectual disabilities and autism.... Without Medicaid, the Medically Dependent Children's Program, our children would be living in some sort of institutional setting. More

Clay from Plano, TX | Map

I drive city streets, my household garbage goes away each Thursday and my drinking water is the best in the world. I see where my tax dollar goes. More

Robert from Milwaukee, WI | Map

I think the whole country should have the equivalent of Medicare. More

Kristin from Wauwatosa, WI | Map

Medicare is a big part of our lives. We have the best health care coverage that money can buy. More

Anthony from Wauwatosa, WI | Map

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