Dr. Dodge on Budget Priorities and People’s Needs

America and, indeed, the world are watching as the U.S. Congress fails once again to come together and work to craft a budget that addresses the people’s business and the pressing issues that face our planet.

Congress has effectively operated in a vacuum of unexamined assumptions neglecting opportunities to really assess priorities and spending. From energy policy and environmental sustainability to nuclear weapons programs and their funding, neglecting these two areas alone threaten our very survival.