Friday, April 12, 2024

Tag: budget

Ominous history in real time: Where we are now in the...

This article is adapted from the new edition of Norman Solomon’s book “Made Love, Got War,” just published as a free e-book.

Without single GOP vote, Senate approves $3.5 trillion budget blueprint

"The president and the Democratic caucus are prepared to go forward in addressing the long-neglected needs of working families, and not just the 1% and wealthy campaign contributors."

Letting the Pentagon loose with your tax dollars

Creating a national insecurity state—spending more, seeing less.

Trump would cut TANF by $21 billion, impose harmful spending restrictions

This budget would halt states’ progress and encourage them to withdraw critical supports to families in poverty.

What the Trump budget says about the administration’s health priorities

With defense spending largely untouchable, health programs and other social support systems will likely bear the brunt.

Trump budget proposal reveals regressive environmental priorities

The White House’s 2021 federal budget proposal eliminates several important programs and slashes funding for others—like the Endangered Species Act.

Boondoggle, Inc.

Making sense of the $1.25 trillion national security state budget.

House Democrats allocate $50 million to study gun violence

While funding for this type of study hasn't been allocated in more than two decades, gun violence prevention organizations and doctors' groups have sought this money to address gun violence.

As if it couldn’t get worse, Trump budget would cut all...

The White House says the cuts are part of the elimination of "wasteful or unnecessary spending."

The yuge Republican lie about the deficit

It’s not social spending that’s causing the federal deficit to soar. It’s Republican tax cuts, especially on corporations and the wealthy.

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Billionaire fortunes double in wake of Trump’s tax cuts

The report sheds light on the private equity sector, often criticized as "vulture capitalism," revealing that 45 private-equity billionaires alone have amassed a collective wealth of $210.8 billion.

Progressive powerhouses demand urgent overhaul of America’s housing policies amidst soaring crisis

The stark reality is that half of America's renters are buckling under the weight of exorbitant monthly payments, a burden that has pushed more citizens into homelessness than ever before.
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Is it inflation? Or is it ‘greedflation?’

Inflation is dropping, but prices aren’t coming down. So how can this be?

Progressive coalition proposes 10-point agenda to counter fascism in 2024 election

The coalition's 10-point agenda stands as a testament to the progressive movement's resilience and its unwavering commitment to steering the nation away from the precipice of authoritarianism.

Round table on current US foreign policy: Militarism unhinged

How would you assess the most important aspects of current U.S. foreign policy?