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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

Blog: Lobbying for Human Rights and Fair Trade in Colombia

May 10, 2011 | By David Golemboski

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

Taxes Off the Table?

May 06, 2011 | By Simone Campbell, SSS

This morning I read the headline “Boehner Says Only Taxes Off the Table in Debt Reduction Talks” and was once again outraged. Read more

Blog: House Budget Resolution a Dead End for Hardworking Families

Apr 28, 2011 | By Casey Schoeneberger

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

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