A budget is a moral document, the USCCB has often stated. The Conference of Major Superiors of Men provides a succinct two-page analysis of the President’s recently released budget proposal using the lens of Catholic Social Teaching. You can read it here. The NationalPriorities Project offers a pie-shaped depiction of the 2016 budget proposal and also of the discretionary spending proposal. Military spending stands at 54% (not including veteran’s benefits at 6%). In this election year there is bound to be much debate in Congress, so, stay tuned!
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