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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

Problems with Global Spending Caps

NETWORK believes that long-term deficits and debt must be brought under control. However, this must be done in a responsible manner. 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

An Unbalanced Budget: Response to the House FY 2012 Budget (Path to Prosperity)

There are vast differences between what Budget Chairman Paul Ryan released, and what President Obama released in February. Neither of these budgets is a good match with NETWORK’s priorities.  Read more

Update on Funding for the Rest of FY 2011

House and Senate members voted April 14 on the “Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011” (H.R.1473), which is the result of negotiations throughout the seven Continuing Resolutions that have kept the government operating since October 1, 2010.   Read more

Blog: Hitting the "Reset" Button on the Budget

Mar 11, 2011 | By Casey Schoeneberger

Senator Chuck Schumer called on Congress to press the “reset button” on budget negotiations during a speech this week at the Center for American Progress. Read more

Responsible Action Needed on FY 2011 Budget

The House of Representatives and Senate need to work together to produce a bill to fund the rest of Fiscal Year 2011. Congress has acted irresponsibly in their inability to come to a reasonable solution, and by doing so has put additional stress on programs and vulnerable people who rely on them. Read more

Blog: Granted, the Nation’s Checkbook is a Mess

Mar 02, 2011 | By Marge Clark, BVM

However, current actions to clean it up are placing responsibility for balancing the budget on the backs of those who are not responsible for the imbalance -- and those actions cannot cut enough to make a dent in the mess.  Read more

A Review of Budget Challenges Faced by Congress

With the U.S federal budget playing a leading role in newscasts and newspaper headlines and with the government facing unprecedented budget challenges, NETWORK provides this short resource as an overview of our major fiscal challenges. Read more

Blog: Stop the Safety Net Cuts!

Feb 25, 2011 | By Casey Schoeneberger

To protect those who are poor and vulnerable from atrocious budget cuts contained in H.R 1, which passed in the House on February 19, we must be aware of how these cuts translate into a loss of safety net programs and services. Read more

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