The Federal Budget Education Project helps clarify economic realities, allowing citizens to understand policy choices. The workhorse of the project is a thirty-minute Power Point presentation, with script, entitled “The Federal Budget: Myths and Realities.” It examines the historic patterns of federal debt and what drives it: predominantly tax policies. Policies that, over the years, have mainly benefit corporations and the very wealthy. Additionally, on the spending side it is shown that a disproportionate share of tax dollars are consumed by the military budget, expenditures that continue to rise.
The presentation has been given to various groups around the Rogue Valley, shown on public access television, and discussed on several radio stations. Further, Peace House looks to engage panels of experts in the budget dialogue; experts from state legislators to municipal and school officials.
To schedule a presentation, call our administrator at 541-482-9625 or email firstname.lastname@example.org We invite civic, social, business, and professional organizations, plus congregations, classroom teachers, and any other interested parties, to take advantage of this powerful and timely educational resource.
- Making Sense of the Federal Budget 2016 – Slide Show
- Inequality of Wealth Presentation – Slide Show
- Demilitarizing the Federal Budget – Short Video; Graph showing where tax dollars go to inordinate military spending
- The U.S. Wealth Pie and How it Slices Up – Have and Have-Nots