Sunday, March 13, 2016

Newly Released People’s Budget Doubles Down On Progressive Policies

Isaiah J. Poole

The Congressional Progressive Caucus has released its People’s Budget for fiscal 2017, featuring a $1 trillion commitment to rebuilding America’s infrastructure that includes billions of dollars to replace water lines in Flint, Mich., and elsewhere.

The budget is projected to create “3.6 million good paying jobs to push our economy back to full employment, which will provide the necessary economic conditions to spur across-the-board wage growth for hardworking Americans.” It would also increase spending in virtually every major domestic program category, including education, housing and antipoverty programs. It would also direct the country to make major strides toward a green energy-based economy to fulfill the commitments the United States made at last year’s Paris climate change accords.

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