The “Roadmap for the Resistance” is virtually a point-by-point rebuke of Trump administration policies and offers plans for completing the work of economic recovery that has been thwarted by Republican-imposed fiscal austerity.
House Republicans have proven themselves incapable of bringing even their own budget to a floor vote. But there is still reason to get members of Congress to declare their support for the People’s Budget.
The House Republican budget closely mirrors what would face the country if a Republican wins the White House. In a video, Jasmine Tucker of the National Priorities Project discusses what the impact of the budget would be.
The People’s Budget formally released this week by the Congressional Progressive Caucus is not a symbolic exercise. It is central to a debate that the country must have to challenge economic thinking in both political parties.
Competing budgets offer a sharp contrast between the progressive vision of a government working to strengthen working families and a conservative vision of government that all but abandons struggling people.
The Congressional Caucus’ budget proposal for fiscal 2017 includes a set of climate-change-related proposals that one environmental organization says makes it “the greenest option in Washington.”
The People’s Budget includes a bold, $1 trillion plan over 10 years to invest in the nation’s infrastructure. Here’s why this part of the budget needs to be pushed into the center of the presidential campaign.
The Congressional Progressive Caucus People’s Budget for fiscal 2017 includes a $1 trillion infrastructure investment program, an aggressive transition to a green energy future, and big moves to create millions of high-paying jobs.
The People’s Budget picked up 95 votes, a larger share of votes from the House Democratic caucus than its predecessors in previous years. Republicans, not surprisingly, were unanimous in opposition.
A vote for the People’s Budget is a declaration that Democrats are willing to take away the power of conservatives and their moneyed benefactors to draw the limits of the politically possible.