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Follow the Money: The U.S. Budget and You



Every year, the U.S. government makes a budget. The federal budget decides how much money to spend on important things like Medicaid, roads to drive on, good schools, clean water, services for people with disabilities, and much more. It’s important for self-advocates to understand how the federal budget gets made—so we can advocate for a budget that includes money for programs that help us. But the federal budget process is complicated and confusing, even to people who have worked in the government for a long time. This easy read toolkit was created by ASAN, the Autistic Self Advocacy Network. This toolkit has 4 parts:

  1. Introduction
  2. What is the federal budget
  3. What are taxes
  4. The Budget Process

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