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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
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
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
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
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
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
Over the past three weeks, NETWORK and other members of the Interfaith Working Group on Trade & Investment have been making visits to congressional offices to talk about the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement. Read more
The recent Republican House Budget Resolution (H Con Res 34), passed entirely with House Republican support (235-193), is the greatest attack on safety-net protections the American people have seen in decades. Read more
Yesterday I participated in a press conference with Senator Mark Begich from Alaska and other faith leaders. We spoke out against the House Republican Budget proposal that will add dramatic financial burdens to the elderly, families, and children while continuing to give BIG tax give-aways to millionaire and billionaire Republican campaign contributors. Read more
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