A Quaker Lobby in the Public Interest
Did you file your taxes? Although the April 15 deadline for filing taxes has passed, we're still focused on what our tax dollars pay for as the ongoing debate about the federal budget—how our government taxes and spends—rages in Washington, DC. FCNL continues to push for sustained cuts to Pentagon spending.
From the Washington Newsletter
Even as the nation has turned its focus to a ballooning debt, the public debate has largely focused on how to drive down spending -- but that's only one piece of a balanced approach to balancing the budget. Taxes are an important part of deficit reduction.
Our country needs a raise. Along with fiscal discipline -- cutting the Pentagon budget and parts of the domestic budget -- the nation needs more revenue to meet its needs.
The government needs to have consistent and adequate sources of revenue to be able to provide functioning schools, health care, research capacities, transportation and communication systems. Taxes are the cost of the common good.