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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

Blog: Gifts for the Oil Companies

May 18, 2011 | By Marge Clark, BVM

Yesterday, the Senate made a terrible decision! They disallowed a bill which would eliminate the giving away $20 billion from the taxes we all pay. This $20 billion goes to the big five oil companies (not affecting the smaller local oil companies), which raked in over $10 billion in profits (not total revenue) in just the first three months of this year. Read more

Blog: Rep. Ryan, Medicare and the Economy

May 17, 2011 | By Marge Clark, BVM

Speaking in Chicago on Monday, May 16, Representative Paul D. Ryan touted his plan to privatize Medicare as the way to “grow the economy.”  Read more

Blog: Democrats and Republicans Agree - It’s Time to End the War in Afghanistan

May 16, 2011 | By David Golemboski

Over the past two weeks, a number of members of Congress have spoken out about the war in Afghanistan, often side-by-side with colleagues from the opposite party. In Washington, D.C. This is no ordinary occurrence! Read more

Blog: A Crack in America’s Foundation

May 12, 2011 | By Stephanie Niedringhaus

Most of us know that the huge wealth gap between a tiny fringe of super-rich Americans and most of the rest of us has grown to historic proportions. But do we understand that this gap robs all of us? By that, I don’t mean just financially. Read more

Blog: Improving Our Workforce Policies

May 12, 2011 | By Casey Schoeneberger

Kudos to CLASP for bringing together a dynamic panel of speakers -- crossing political spectrums and administrations -- to bluntly discuss obstacles that stand in the way of common-sense workforce development policy. Read more

Blog: All Signs Point in One Direction - Out of Afghanistan

May 10, 2011 | By David Golemboski

Our faith convictions, our national economic situation, and our concern for the Afghan people all lead us to the same conclusion: it is time for the U.S. to end the war in Afghanistan and turn its attention to building up Afghan civil society through diplomacy and development. Read more