Social Insurance, Earned Benefits, & Safety Net

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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.

Blog Posts

Trump’s Budget Wars: War on the Poor, and Just Plain War

Lindsay Koshgarian |

If President Trump has shown us anything with this budget, it’s that he will seek to increase military spending, even if he doesn’t know why he’s doing it.

Meet Your Member of Congress this April

Lindsay Koshgarian |

Congress is in "recess" from April 7 to April 21, 2017. That means that members of Congress are home in their states or districts -- and they're ready to meet with you.

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Recent Publications

Protecting Our Communities: A State's Guide to Demilitarizing for a Brighter Future

Lindsay Koshgarian

U.S. military spending, with its major focus on exerting U.S. influence and dominance overseas, has an analog here at home: spending on policing, incarceration, and immigration enforcement.

National Priorities Project Statement on Trump FY 2018 Budget Proposal

Lindsay Koshgarian

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