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Economic Justice

Mind the Gap!

Engage your communities by facilitating a Mind the Gap! workshop, exploring the realities of wealth disparity in the United States today. Read more

Blog: President Obama Proposes Budget

Apr 10, 2013 | By Marge Clark, BVM

A look at his FY2014 budget proposal.  Read more

Mend the Gap!: Taxes Lesson Three: Policy Options

 

Mend the Gap!: Taxes Lesson Two: History-ish

 

Mend the Gap!: Taxes Lesson One: Introduction

 

The Faithful Budget—Reasonable Revenue for Responsible Programs

The Faithful Budget is an interfaith document put together by 36 different faith organizations Read more

Debt Ceiling (September 2013 update)

The debt ceiling, in simple terms, is the maximum amount of money the United States can borrow in order to pay its existing obligations. The debt ceiling (or limit) when raised does not allow for new expenditures, but instead allows the government to pay for programs it has already committed to paying for. Historically, raising the debt limit was done quickly and without contention, as it was seen as a financial necessity and not as political capital.

Legislative Update

Update on current issues in Congress Read more

More Nuns on More Buses - Local Journeys

Stories/reflections from some who participated in local efforts in the following states:

Missouri
New York  
Ohio
Iowa
Colorado

Blog: Chained CPI, Our Elders and Our Veterans

Dec 19, 2012 | By Marge Clark, BVM

Speaker Boehner and even the president are beginning to focus on one area of savings objected to by advocates who know what it is: a benefit cut to Social Security beneficiaries. Read more

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