Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
Social insurance and earned benefit programs will touch nearly all Americans during their lifetimes, as most people draw Social Security when they retire or rely on government funded medical care in old age. In 2015, the U.S. will spend $900.5 billion on Social Security alone.
Possibly the single worst thing about it is the cynical way that its supporters want to use it to create an excuse to gut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
It's easy to see what comes next: claiming pressure from the deepening debt that they themselves created, members of Congress will want massive cuts to programs that help the poor and middle class.
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.
Tax Day is April 17, 2017. Want to know what your taxes pay for, and who pays what?