Shaping a Just Federal Budget

No More of the Same in Pentagon Spending

While the Obama administration’s new Defense Guidance document has been portrayed as moving to significant cuts in the Pentagon budget, the President himself tells a starkly different story. At last week’s rollout, he said: 

If I Had a Trillion Dollars Youth Film Festival

The American Friends Service Committee and National Priorities Project are excited to offer young people a chance to lift their voice by submitting a video to the If I Had a Trillion Dollars National Youth Film Festival.

Rockefeller at odds with Obama on heating-bill help

President Obama and House Republicans want to make significant cuts in federal funding that helps low-income families pay their heating bills this winter. Democratic Sen. Jay Rockefeller doesn't like that idea.

West Virginia's senior senator wants them to reverse their plans to cut funding available through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. AFSC's Rick Wilson weighs in. 

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How to Invest in the Economy, Create Jobs and Not Raise the Debt

President Obama presented worthy economic goals during his State of the Union address of investing in our physical and social infrastructure and increasing employment. Absent was any specific plan of how to achieve these ends without further increasing the national debt.

We have a specific plan President Obama. Take public control of our money system. The AFSC's Greg Coleridge weighs in.

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