About Jo Comerford

Jo Comerford is the former executive director of the National Priorities Project, a non-profit organization that makes our complex federal budget transparent and accessible so people can exercise their right and responsibility to oversee and influence how their tax dollars are spent.

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Articles by Jo Comerford


When Government Is Too Small

October 23, 2013 | Every American should have been in the streets when our elected officials labeled cancer care for children as "nonessential."

Operation Secret Loopholes

September 18, 2013 | Senate efforts to revamp the tax code are off to a rocky start, including a plan to keep taxpayers in the dark about their lawmakers' actions until 2063.


Useless Baggage

April 28, 2013 | With their big fuss over aviation punctuality, lawmakers make it clear that they're not feeling the pain felt by the majority of Americans.


Why Use a Bludgeon When a Calculator Will Do?

February 26, 2013 | Some lawmakers have an almost-mythical resistance to raising revenue at a moment when affluent individuals and big corporations have the lowest tax burden in more than half a century.