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Spending cuts to public universities shifts the burden of providing higher education to family bank accounts, despite documented stagnation in median family income.
Last month we re-launched a major portion of our website, organizing our federal budget research content into eight issue areas. This week, we bring you key highlights on federal education spending.
While many Americans probably haven’t heard of Title X, it plays an integral role in our public health system, particularly for low-income and uninsured patients.
Seemingly, corporations and the most wealthy have found a way to pay taxes on a regressive scale (the more you earn, the smaller percentage paid) within a progressive structure. But how?
Last week marked three full months that Congress has let long-term unemployment benefits lapse, leaving 2.3 million unemployed workers – who have been unemployed for 6 months or more and have exhausted regular, state benefits – without assistance. And each week that passes, an additional 72,000 people lose benefits.
The average American taxpayer paid $11,715 in income taxes in 2013. Here's 13 surprising charts that show how the federal government spent those tax dollars.
If you want a story about the illogic that rules Washington, look no further than this.
Yesterday NPP released its fourth annual, one-of-a-kind Competing Visions analysis, which compares the president’s budget proposal to two significantly different alternatives.