Tagged: spending priorities
You know things are bad when the Summer White House can't afford to stay open on the Fourth of July.
There would be no need for our elected leaders to trim our safety net if our richest corporations didn't turn avoiding their fair share of taxes into an art form.
The U.S. government needs to develop a unified national security budget that allows the president and the Congress to make trade-offs like these.
But America's wealthy don't seem to mind.
The ending of the wars is coinciding with a broader defense downsizing.
Rather than just sitting on the sidelines, watching in anxiety and frustration as this Washington catfight proceeds, defense-dependent communities and workers should get going on the proverbial Plan B.
Come to this dynamic, interactive and multimedia forum presenting a book by the National Priorities Project that brilliantly breaks down how your tax dollars are raised and spent and how you can influence the process.
This is a chance for the American public to engage in a critical debate over national priorities.
Your Social Security or the fiscal cliff?
Lawmakers have long underinvested in young people, and sequestration would make matters even worse.