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Budget Priorities

Unprecedented Political Commitment to Ending Homelessness: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Patty Mullahy Fugere | Posted 05.11.2016 | DC
Patty Mullahy Fugere

We're heading into the final stretch of setting our collective budget priorities for 2017. The DC Council's first full vote on the budget is next Tues...

Sack Sequestration

Lance Simmens | Posted 07.24.2013 | Home
Lance Simmens

In the end a budget is quite simply a statement of priorities. Budgets tell us a lot about what we value in our society. We must repeal this sequestration nightmare and we must replace the policymaking butchers with surgeons.

Taking Food From the Most Vulnerable Among Us Isn't a Budget Fix

Lucy Cabrera | Posted 09.26.2011 | New York
Lucy Cabrera

As the debate over budget cuts heat up in Washington, let's hope cooler heads prevail when it comes to supporting something as basic as food assistance for those in need.

Can an Orange Bracelet Turn Hearts in Washington?

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jim Wallis

2011-03-04-jw.jpgCutting programs that help the most vulnerable isn't going to get us out of financial trouble, or reduce the deficit in ways that we now need.

Succor the Rich, Suffer the Child

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert L. Borosage

The blizzard of budget numbers flurrying around Washington is disorienting. Deficits are high, cuts must be made, and sacrifice is in order. Unfortunately, it looks like those sacrifices will be made by our children's education.

Dollars for Death, Pennies for Life

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Norman Solomon

There is no shortage of bombs in Afghanistan, but there is a lethal shortage of tents in Haiti. The rainy season is fast approaching, with serious dangers of typhoid and dysentery.

We Can't Afford Health Care? You lie!

Tom H. Hastings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tom H. Hastings

Does it not seem that when the US can afford and not question nearly 1,000 military bases on other people's sovereign soil -- 287 of them in Germany alone -- that we can afford to create jobs?