As we move into the post-pandemic, Biden era, it’s time to change what we buy with our tax dollars. The pandemic and the resulting economic crisis illuminated glaring inequalities and the human costs of budget priorities that enrich the wealthy and left people unable to protect their health, hungry and homeless, while the military-industrial complex drowns in super-profits and paves the way for new and dangerous Cold Wars. Trillions have been spent chasing demons abroad and “bad hombres” at our borders, but Covid-19 bring us to our knees.
The Biden Rescue Plan, with the child tax credit, unemployment, child and family care provisions, is bringing relief and hope to millions of Americans. But now the work begins to impact Congress debates over the national budget paid for by our taxes.
Lindsay Koshgarian, program director, National Priorities Project
Deborah Weinstein, executive director, Coalition on Human Needs
Shailly Gupta Barnes, program director, Kairos Center; co-author of the Moral Budget of the Poor People’s Campaign
Organized by: Massachusetts Peace Action, Massachusetts Alliance of HUD Tenants, Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security, New England War Tax Resistance, American Friends Service Committee – Northeast Region, Peace Action Maine, Peace Action New York State, Chicago Area Peace Action, CodePink Women for Peace, ME Veterans For Peace , Maryland United for Peace and Justice (list in formation)