The budget debate is ultimately a debate about priorities and which side elected officials are on. Conservatives are proposing big tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy, paid for by draconian cuts to investments, services and earned benefits. Progressives are fighting for budget policies that create jobs, combat inequality, rebuild our communities and ensure that the wealthy and corporations pay their fair share of taxes.
Resources for the Briefing and Strategy Session on Shaping the Federal Budget Debate
- ATF comparison of Budget toplines and tax plans.
- Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: Analysis of House Budget
- Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: Analysis of House Budget Tax Proposals
- Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: Analysis of Senate Budget
- Statements made by Senator Sanders during the current budget debate: March 15, March 17 and March 18
- An executive summary for The People’s Budget introduced by the Congressional Progressive Caucus (with links to full CPC budget documents)
- A comprehensive “Polling on Tax Fairness Issues” collection compiled by Americans for Tax Fairness illustrating the unpopularity of the conservative tax agenda
- “Tax Fairness Briefing Materials” from Americans for Tax Fairness including messaging guidance and fact sheets
- “A Budget That’s Best for All Americans” post by Rep. Jan Schakowski.