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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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If $1.5 Trillion Exists to Bail Out Wall Street from Coronavirus, We Can Fund Actual Needs for All

Ashik Siddique |

The Federal Reserve just injected $1.5 trillion into the banking system to prop up crashing markets spooked by the coronavirus pandemic. Don’t let anyone ever tell you that our government can’t afford to provide nice — and necessary — things for all of us.

Against a Global Coronavirus Pandemic, the Trump Budget Keeps Militarizing America

Ashik Siddique |

As fears grow of a global coronavirus pandemic, the United States is in a poor situation to cope. Aggressive messaging from the White House assures the public that the "full weight of the U.S. government" is working to keep Americans safe from the disease, but those words are belied by...

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Fact Sheet: Wall Funding vs. Coronavirus

Lindsay Koshgarian

President Trump’s cruel immigration initiatives could instead fund a rational response to Coronavirus

Poor People's Moral Budget: Everybody Has the Right to Live

Ashik Siddique

In the seven sections of the Moral Budget, we look at policies and investments for seven critical areas of the Poor People’s Moral Agenda.

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