Features related to federal budget

  • February 10, 2015

    We should be using government resources to meet newer and broader challenges, not downsizing them to ease the tax burdens of the wealthy and corporations. Continue reading

  • June 6, 2014

    If the government closed loopholes that allow companies to stash profits in tax havens, we could collect $65 billion in taxes each year. Here’s what that money could do for our country. Continue reading

  • January 14, 2014 | Blog

    Negotiators reportedly settled on cutting funding for financial watchdogs after giving up on further cuts for food stamps. Continue reading

  • December 19, 2013 | Blog
    Long-term unemployed workers will lose federal benefits shortly after Christmas. What’s happened in North Carolina since July is an indication of what will happen nationwide, and it's not pretty.
  • December 11, 2013

    The trouble with making “functional” government the great aspiration of the American experiment is that a smoothly operating Congress is not necessarily moral, humane or even economically smart. Continue reading

  • October 18, 2013

    The desire to reprise the GOP’s disastrous shutdown seems irrational — unless you live inside the right-wing media bubble. Continue reading

  • October 16, 2013

    This was the latest in a string of battles in which the American economy was ultimately the loser. Now Democrats have the upper hand — if they don’t mess it up. Continue reading

  • August 17, 2013

    National Priorities’ Mattea Kramer provides an update – in handy cheat-sheet format – of what’s happening with the federal budget when Congress reconvenes in September. Continue reading

  • August 2, 2013 | Blog

    Congressman Jim McDermott described Ryan’s hearing on poverty perfectly when he said: “This hearing is surreal… You are not living in the real world.” Continue reading

  • May 2, 2013

    In a new animated cartoon, Mark Fiore proposes a way for other groups of Americans affected by the sequester to get Congress’ attention. Continue reading