To hear the mainstream media tell it, America confronts a choice: Republican plans for cutting domestic spending or President Obama’s plans for cutting domestic spending. That’s what they want us to think.
You’d never know from the mainstream media that 80 Members of Congress have put forward an alternative to cuts in spending on domestic needs: the People’s Budget, advanced by the Congressional Progressive Caucus. The People’s Budget would cut military spending and end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Here is the information and analysis and links from the excellent newsletter of the Just Foreign Policy people (www.justforeignpolicy.org)
Here is the link for the People’s Budget: http://cpc.grijalva.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=70§iontree=5,70
Here is a piece by Colombia University economist Jeffrey Sachs about the People’s Budget: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeffrey-sachs/the-peoples-budget_b_846573.html
And here is a piece by JFP’s Robert Naiman on why Jeffrey Sachs’ endorsement of the People’s Budget is so important and has such potential to influence the budget debate. Embedded in the article is a video interview with Jeffrey Sachs on Democracy Now: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-naiman/can-jeff-sachs-get-us-out_b_847995.html