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Social Insurance, Earned Benefits, & Safety Net

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.

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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...

House GOP Budget Calls for Drastic Cuts to Domestic Programs

Lindsay Koshgarian |

This week the House majority released their budget blueprint for fiscal year 2019, which begins October 1.

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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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