Help

Nation Topics - Budget Wars

Topic Page

Nation Topics - Budget Wars

Articles

News and Features

Fmr. NY Gov. Hugh Carey

Thirty-eight years ago, New York City almost went bankrupt. Then as now, conservatives took a hardline stance.

John Boehner

Congress is moving to end the showdown, but will hard-liners slow everything down?

U.S. Treasury Department

Some wealthy individuals are using the government shutdown to promote a very different vision for America’s future.

US Capitol

And put an end to Republicans’ hostage-taking once and for all.

Lemoore, California

Without its lifeline, a stream of federal aid, Lemoore is in crisis mode—and residents of all political stripes are united in outrage.

budget

Just doing what’s popular would make us healthier, wealthier, wiser and less indebted.

So long as austerity-mongers have their way, "democracy" is just a buzzword.

Barack Obama

It’s because they are so beholden to their big-money contributors that they can’t fight the GOP even on issues that they know have overwhelming public support.

Dollar bills

Pete Peterson’s $60 million push to sell corporate America’s ruthless austerity agenda.

Blogs

Anti–corporate tax-dodging groups, seniors and veterans plan to crash a “Fix the Debt” party hosted by Honeywell CEO David Cote in order to fight cuts to Social Security and Medicare.

February 11, 2013

The decision to cut Saturday delivery should be seen as equivalent to a deep cut to Social Security. A vital service is being attacked in pursuit of privatization.

February 6, 2013

Philadelphia students, teachers and allies—including a majority of City Council members—are pushing back against the district's proposed closing of thirty-seven schools. 

January 28, 2013

On our president’s maddening fetish for conciliation for its own sake.

January 16, 2013

A citywide strike kicks off Wednesday to prevent the privatization of yellow buses.

January 15, 2013

&qlduo;We need a treasury secretary who is prepared to stand up to corporate America and their powerful lobbyists and fight for policies that protect the working families in our country. I do not believe Mr. Lew is that person.”

January 11, 2013

It's one thing for the president to meet with advocates. It’s another to give lower-income people the opportunity to tell their own stories.

January 8, 2013

With their votes against Sandy aid, the House Budget Committee chair and his compatriots reject a basic premise of their oath to support the Constitution.

January 5, 2013

The antipoverty community sounds off on the “fiscal cliff” deal. How did low-income Americans fare in Congress’s latest compromise?

January 4, 2013

Coverage and commentary on the “fiscal cliff” deal has failed to note its affect on low-income Americans.

January 2, 2013