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Peoples Budget

A Corporate/Billionaire Austerity Budget, or a People's Prosperity Budget?

Dave Johnson | Posted 03.25.2017 | Politics
Dave Johnson

You've heard people ask, "How come they can come up with a couple trillion dollars to invade Iraq, or hundreds of billions for corporate tax cuts, but say we're broke when we need to fix our infrastructure so pipes don't contaminate children with lead poisoning?" The answer is that the priorities of our current rigged "system" lead to choices like these by our current Congress.

The Democrats and the Donald

David Coates | Posted 03.20.2017 | Politics
David Coates

When asking ourselves the key questions - who is best placed to defeat Donald Trump in November, and who is best placed to pull the Senate back into Democratic control - many of us still believe that the answer is not Hillary Clinton. It is Bernie Sanders.

A Federal Budget That Connects the Dots and Works for All

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 03.11.2017 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

The debates have exposed many attacks on the federal government. But in the midst of all the shouting, the candidates' vision of what the federal role should be is not always clear.

The Pro-Social Security Congressional Progressive Caucus Budget

Nancy Altman | Posted 03.11.2017 | Politics
Nancy Altman

What makes 2017's Congressional Progressive Caucus People's Budget so strong is what it doesn't do: It does not include Social Security. Finally, a budget that follows the law!

The People's Budget Quenches Thirst for Big Ideas That Work

Richard Kirsch | Posted 03.09.2017 | Politics
Richard Kirsch

The People's Budget is a comprehensive agenda of big and not-so-big ideas, which together form a powerful, coherent program for an economy and government that works for all Americans, not just the wealthy.

A People's Budget for the People's Future

Michelle Chan | Posted 05.24.2015 | Politics
Michelle Chan

This week as the House and Senate vote on their respective federal budget proposals, it's important to remind ourselves that how our collective wealth is spent is the purest reflection of what we value as a country.

A Budget That's Best for All Americans

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

The "People's Budget," which I helped draft, strikes a strong contrast with the Republican plan. It rewards hard work and invests in our country. It ensures that everyone has an opportunity to get a good education, find a good job, live in a safe and secure home, put food on the table, have affordable health care, save for retirement and maybe have a little left over.

Tyranny of Plutocracy: Holding People Hostage Over a Fiscal & Climate Cliff

Michele Swenson | Posted 02.26.2013 | Denver
Michele Swenson

The common good continues to be subordinated to the corporate bottom line in Washington, where dialogue has been almost exclusively reduced to forms of extortion of the working class by the monied class, at the expense of the planet and democracy.

Letter From Charlotte, NC: Fighting for America's Future

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

We are in a fight for the future of America. Anyone who watched the Republican National Convention speeches knows this. Anyone who has witnessed the ...

Paul Ryan's Radical Economic Regime: Why His House Budget Legacy Is a Lesson in Elitism

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Do Americans realize that under a Ryan economic regime, tens of millions of our poor neighbors would be dropped categorically and coldly to the curb, with no support whatsoever from the very system that our forefathers and mothers set up to ensure that America would prosper?

Toward a People's Budget: Vermont Adopts New Vision for State Spending and Revenue Policies

Anja Rudiger | Posted 07.04.2012 | Politics
Anja Rudiger

Almost exactly one year after enacting the United States' first universal health care law, the state of Vermont is once again showing the country that another world really is possible.

Washington Disconnect Perpetuates Wealth Shift Upward

Michele Swenson | Posted 02.08.2012 | Denver
Michele Swenson

Instead of presenting a grand vision for job creation and economic stimulus, President Obama has consistently capitulated to Republicans' faux deficit narrative.

Dick Durbin: Sacrificing Social Security, Recovery?

Curtis Black | Posted 10.09.2011 | Chicago
Curtis Black

Now that the debt ceiling crisis is behind us, it's time to take a look at Senator Durbin's role in shifting the debate away from the jobs crisis and legitimizing attacks on Social Security.

Jobs: It's Past Time to Get Loud and Surly

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

Last month's lousy unemployment numbers have politicians in both parties talking about jobs again -- but they are mostly mouthing the words. The big dogs are still focused on deficits.

Can The DNC and Our President Break Their Establishment Ties?

Pearl Korn | Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

For the DNC to become relevant again, it needs to truly embrace that spirit of "change" from 2008 and support some real Progressives for Congress in 2012.

Can the Congressional Progressive Caucus Become Relevant?

Pearl Korn | Posted 07.06.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Can the CPC assist the President and our country by becoming a sane, clear voice on the issues that truly matter? And will our suddenly popular-again President hear them?

A Vote on the People's Budget is a Vote on the Wars

Robert Naiman | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics
Robert Naiman

A vote in favor of the People's Budget is a vote against the endless wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, because the People's Budget would end the wars.

Why Progressive Budgets Are Really Centrist Budgets: Responding to Reverse Robin Hood Plans to Distribute Wealth to the Rich

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

The Ryan budget would undermine economic growth and job creation for years and exacerbate ever-widening income inequality. Instead of these reckless cuts, job creation and strengthening the economic recovery must be our priority.