Category Archives: federal budget

Tell Congress to Use Our Tax Dollars to Support Investments in People

From the Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org): Sign to tell Congress to use our tax dollars for needed investments, not wasteful spending at http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/tell-congress-to-invest-1. The Senate and House are making critical budget decisions that will deeply affect all Americans in … Continue reading

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PA: Where are Your Federal Tax Dollars Going?

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-04-15/budget-policy-and-priorities/pa-where-are-your-federal-tax-dollars-going/a45701-1 April 15, 2015 – Dan Heyman, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window HARRISBURG, Pa. – Taxes are top of mind for many Pennsylvanians with today’s tax-filing deadline, and a new analysis examines where exactly … Continue reading

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Tell Congress: Stand for Children in the Federal Budget

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): We need your help to create a ruckus. The Senate and House budget proposals threaten crucial lifelines for our most vulnerable children and families. Please call your members of Congress today and tell them … Continue reading

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Tell Congress to Stop the Cuts that Hurt the Most Vulnerable

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): We really need your help.  Deep, devastating unfair cuts to critical programs that support our most vulnerable children and families passed the Senate and House in FY2016 budget resolutions. Both budget proposals chose to … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Support a Faithful Budget

From NETWORK (http://www.networklobby.org): For nearly a decade, NETWORK has been lobbying Congress for a Faithful Budget that is responsible to the 100%. Things are looking bleaker than they have in a long time. Budget negotiations don’t draw the attention of … Continue reading

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Politicians Create Fiscal Crises as Excuse to Cut Essential Services

Posted at https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2015/03/23/politicians-create-fiscal-crises-as-excuse-to-cut-essential-services/ In a recent NY Times column, Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Krugman describes the Republican budgets recently proposed in both houses of Congress: “Every year the party produces a budget that allegedly slashes deficits but which turns … Continue reading

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Call Your Representative and Ask Her/Him to Support Rural Housing Funding

From the National Rural Housing Coalition (http://ruralhousingcoalition.org/): Recently Rep. Ruben Hinojosa (D-TX) and Sean Duffy (R-WI) released a bipartisan Dear Colleague Letter asking Members of Congress to join them in supporting funding for critical USDA Rural Housing programs! Please CALL … Continue reading

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Urge Senators Casey and Toomey to Vote on Homeland Security Bill that Protects Immigrants

From the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (http://www.civilrights.org): Contact Senators Casey and Toomey and urge them to vote against tearing immigrant families apart in the Homeland Security funding bill. Find contact information for the Senators in the following … Continue reading

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Don’t Panic! We Can Expand Social Security and Medicare

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/07/29/dont-panic-we-can-expand-social-security-and-medicare Published on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 By Campaign for America’s Future Blog by Richard Eskow (Photo: flickr / cc / Robert Neff) Actuarial science is the art of prediction. And speaking of predictions, here’s one that hasn’t … Continue reading

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What Could We Afford to Fund if We Revised Our Tax Code?

From the National Priorities Project (http://nationalpriorities.org/): A spate of so-called “inversions,” with companies moving their books overseas to avoid paying taxes in the United States, has revived attention to our troubled tax code. Tax breaks for corporations already siphon off … Continue reading

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