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Economic Justice

We Oppose Rep. Ryan's New Budget Proposal

On Tuesday, March 12, Rep. Paul Ryan released the Republican FY14 Budget proposal: The Path to Prosperity, A Responsible Balanced Budget. It is difficult to see how it is either balanced or responsible. Read more

Blog: Sequestration Update

Mar 06, 2013 | By Marge Clark, BVM

Sequestration has gone into effect! It is a reality.  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

 

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

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

Public debt is a fact of life. In 1790, Alexander Hamilton wrote, “The United States debt, foreign and domestic, was the price of liberty” (First Report on the Public Debt). In 1917, the Second Liberty Bond Act included an aggregate limit on federal debt, and in 1939, a general limit was placed on federal debt.

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

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