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Health care is the fastest-growing type of federal spending, having risen from 7 percent of the federal budget in 1976 to more than a quarter in fiscal year 2015 as health care costs have risen in the industrialized world.

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Your taxes provided $48 billion to Lockheed Martin. And some other stuff.

Lindsay Koshgarian |

April 15, 2019 is Tax Day. Do you know where your tax dollars are? Here's a hint: military contractors cost the average taxpayer more than the price of a new Macbook Pro, but public housing costs the average taxpayer less than a curling iron from Wal-Mart. The average American paid...

Nine Things to Buy with $5 Billion Instead of a Border Wall

Lindsay Koshgarian |

President Trump has said that he will veto any bill that doesn’t give him the $5 billion he has demanded for his border wall.

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Tax Day 2019

Ashik Siddique

Tax Day is April 15, 2019. Want to know what your taxes pay for, and who pays what?

Souls of Poor Folk

Lindsay Koshgarian

The Souls of Poor Folk is an assessment of the conditions and trends of poverty today and of the past fifty in the United States. 

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