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Blog: Ways to Address Budget Deficits AND the Wealth Gap

Jun 27, 2011 | By Stephanie Niedringhaus

Despite political posturing by some, we are encouraged by the growing realization that addressing our nation’s wealth gap AND budget deficits must include much-needed reforms of tax code provisions that currently “blow out the deficit and enable big earners to avoid paying their fair shares” (Washington Post, 6/26/11). Read more

Blog: Mind the Gap! Sign the Petition

Jun 23, 2011 | By Jean Sammon

We believe the growing wealth gap is a crisis that needs White House attention. Please sign our petition to President Obama, calling for a White House Summit on the wealth gap. Read more

Blog: Our Reaction to President Obama's Afghanistan Speech

Jun 23, 2011 | By Simone Campbell, SSS

President Obama announced his plan for drawing the Afghanistan war to a close…eventually. Read more

Blog: Increased Defense Budget? Doesn’t Sound Like a Good Idea.

Jun 22, 2011 | By Andi Hinnenkamp, NETWORK Intern

This week will begin the debate for the Department of Defense appropriations. Read more

Blog: NETWORK Salutes Senators Calling for Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Jun 21, 2011 | By Andrea Pascual

Last week, on June 15, the Senate sent a bipartisan letter to President Obama asking for an accelerated withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan. Read more

Blog: Washington Post Highlights Wealth and Income Disparities

Jun 20, 2011 | By Stephanie Niedringhaus

The front page of Sunday’s Washington Post (6/19/11) featured another chilling article about growing disparities in our nation. Read more

Blog: Tax Cuts and Catholic Social Teaching

Jun 16, 2011 | By Curtis Baxter, NETWORK Intern

Catholic Social Teaching tells us that we should always have our mind on those who are poor. Read more

Blog: Meet One of NETWORK's Summer Interns

Jun 16, 2011 | By Andi Hinnenkamp, NETWORK Intern

NETWORK is deeply grateful for the presence in our office of dedicated interns and volunteers. Without them, it would be impossible to accomplish all the work needed to fulfill our mission! Read more

Blog: How to Talk About the Federal Budget (Updated)

Jun 14, 2011 | By Mary Georgevich

Though the government has been funded for the remainder of 2011, the budget battle in Washington is not over. Read more

The Medicare Fight and the ACA

Jun 08, 2011 | By Jean Sammon

I’m tired of the Medicare fight. But I’m afraid we’ll have to endure it for at least another 18 months since 2012 election politicking has already started, and Medicare is the hot issue.  Read more

Blog: Marking an Important Tax Anniversary

Jun 07, 2011 | By Casey Schoeneberger

June 7, 2011 marks the 10th anniversary of President George W. Bush signing into law the first of several disastrous tax cuts. Read more

Blog: Victory in the House - It’s Time to End the War in Afghanistan

May 27, 2011 | By Andrea Pascual

NETWORK thanks all the members of Congress who voted in support of the McGovern-Jones amendment. We hope that the president receives this as a message that the country knows we need to change course in Afghanistan. Read more

Blog: A Destructive Line in the Sand

May 25, 2011 | By Marge Clark, BVM

“Revenue-positive” tax policies are necessary if we are to truly reduce annual deficits and the resultant borrowing.  Read more

Blog: At What Cost Will States Balance Their Budgets?

May 24, 2011 | By Casey Schoeneberger

H.R. 1683, deceptively titled the State Flexibility Act, puts children, the elderly and disabled people in grave danger, and if passed, would leave hundreds of thousands people uninsured. Read more

Guest Blog Post: The Budget Reflects Our Values

May 20, 2011 | By Fr. John S. Rausch

Fr. John S. Rausch reminds us that, "with wealth comes power. Translated into politics, the super-rich can inordinately influence legislation and special interest tax breaks." Meanwhile, people of less means are forced "to face their own financial tsunami." Read more