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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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Yes, We Really Can Cut the Pentagon to Pay for Medicare for All

Lindsay Koshgarian |

blog from Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget took issue with my October 17 op-ed in the The New York Times, “We Don’t Need to Raise Taxes to Have ‘Medicare for All.’” They got a couple of important things wrong.

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

Ashik Siddique, Lindsay Koshgarian |

For the 140 million people who are poor, or one emergency away from being poor, we know it's necessary to present a comprehensive response to the systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, militarism, and war economy plaguing our country today. This Poor People’s Moral Budget asks, given the resources of our society, whether these demands are also possible. Our answer is a resounding yes.

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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.

Tax Day 2019

Ashik Siddique

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

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