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Blog: We Can Honor the Good Samaritan by Paying Our Taxes

Jan 24, 2014 | By Shirley Bianchi, NETWORK member since 1991

Shirley Bianchi, a longtime NETWORK member shares her thoughts about taxes and scripture. The Good Samaritan took a man who had been beaten to an inn and paid the innkeeper to care for him, promising to come back to make sure that the innkeeper had been reimbursed correctly.  The Samaritan did not directly care for the man.  He paid someone else to do that for him, while he went about his business.  Today, we can be Good Samaritans by paying taxes to fund vital safety net programs. Read more

Blog: Onward to a Faithful Budget – With Hope and Prayer

Oct 17, 2013 | By Marge Clark, BVM

Members of the House and Senate were named to the committee to bring together elements of a budget that will be presented to the House and the Senate by December 15. This is a daunting task. Read more

Blog: Unemployment Rate Down, Employment Rate about the Same!

Aug 07, 2013 | By Marge Clark, BVM

More people are dropping out of the ranks of those looking for work, or are among the long-term unemployed no longer eligible for UI benefits. Read more

Blog: The Farm Bill Vote

Jun 25, 2013 | By Marge Clark, BVM

Last week, the House of Representatives surprised itself and others by voting down the Farm Bill. The House version of the Farm Bill proposed cutting food stamps (SNAP) by $2 billion per year over the next ten years. So, voting it down was a good thing.  Read more

Blog: Sequestration Update

Mar 06, 2013 | By Marge Clark, BVM

Sequestration has gone into effect! It is a reality.  Read more

Blog: The Effects of Sequestration

Feb 25, 2013 | By Marge Clark, BVM

This Friday, March 1, terrible cuts are due to be made that will seriously affect those in our communities who are barely able to provide food and shelter for themselves and family members.   Read more

Blog: Feeling Sorry for the Top Earners?

Feb 19, 2013 | By Marge Clark, BVM

The Buffet Rule is intended to place an additional tax on those with income over $1 million/year. Many members of Congress continue to insist that we cannot do this because that would stop them from creating much-needed jobs. I seriously wonder about this. Read more

Blog: Jobs, Not Wars

Jan 29, 2013 | By Marge Clark, BVM

Promoting education, job training and infrastructure-building will provide a greater long-term positive impact on the economy than will the erratic “cycle of phony fiscal deadlines driven by a misplaced belief that the only thing we have to fear is the budget deficit.” Read more

Blog: What Is Congress Doing With The Federal Budget?

May 15, 2012 | By Marge Clark, BVM

Last Thursday (5.10.12) the House of Representatives took another whack at slashing the social safety net, ensuring that millions of members of our communities would go hungry, live on the streets, be in more crowded classrooms, be unable to work for lack of daycare, and become sicker as Medicaid funding would be more limited. Read more

Blog: A New White House Job Training Initiative

Apr 16, 2014 | By Carolyn Burstein, NETWORK Communications Fellow

Today (April 16, 2014), President Obama and Vice-President Biden announced a new initiative that will help close the “skills gap” that prevents people from getting access to high-paying jobs. The announcement, relating to two separate efforts, was made at a community college in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

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