Domestic Spending

  • 02.12.18

    What Trump Proposed Cutting in His 2019 Budget

    This article from the Washington Post outlines President Trump's budget proposal. It describes that "To pay for additional defense spending, the border wall and an infrastructure plan, funding would be cut from many executive departments and agencies, including big cuts at the Environmental Protection Agency and ...Read More

  • 02.08.18

    Our Federal Budget Priorities

    Last week, the Federal Government shut down. While it is back up and running again, the "continuing resolution" did not solve the problem. The underlying issue is not just the tradeoff between a path to citizenship for young undocumented immigrants and funding a border wall. It is also, more basically, coming up ...

    Last week, the Federal Government shut down. While it is back up and running again, the "continuing resolution" did not solve the problem. 

    The underlying issue is not just the tradeoff between a path to citizenship for young undocumented immigrants and funding a border wall. It is also, more basically, coming up with a federal budget that reflects our national priorities. 

    In the Budget Control Act of 2011, Democrats and Republicans agreed to match changes in defense spending with changes in domestic spending. Currently, Republicans in Congress are demanding that the Federal Government spend as much as $180 billion more in defense spending.

    This joint video by the Sanders Institute and Inequality Media outlines this complicated issue.