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Economic Justice

Blog: Stop Playing These Dangerous Games!

Sep 29, 2011 | By Marge Clark, BVM

For weeks, the House and the Senate have been at odds over a Continuing Resolution (CR) to keep the government running until Nov. 18, once FY 2011 ended. The Senate passed two versions of a CR; the first is until Tuesday, Oct. 4, the other until Nov. 18. Today, the House passed the version funding the government until Tuesday, Oct. 4. Read more

The Reality of Tax Breaks for Wealthy Businesses and Individuals

Sep 29, 2011 | By Matthew Shuster

Yesterday afternoon, I attended a lunch meeting in the Russell Senate Office Building entitled “Are Investment Incentives Necessary in Corporate Tax Reform?” with Donald Marron, the director of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, Rob Atkinson, from the Technology and Innovation Foundation, and Michelle Hanlon, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Update 9.26.11

Both the House and the Senate passed a three-month TANF extension last week. Excuses have been circulating on the Hill as to why the bill extension is so short. Read more

Wall Street and the Wealth Gap

Sep 27, 2011 | By Marge Clark, BVM

Last week hundreds to thousands of (mostly) young folks began an occupation of Wall Street to protest the growing wealth gap

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Blog: Jobs and Unemployment

Sep 26, 2011 | By Marge Clark, BVM

This week we are hanging in time between the presentation of President Obama of the American Jobs Act (AJA) and the release of the unemployment numbers for September.  Read more

What’s Going On with Congress

You are probably hearing some confusing things about what’s going on in Washington these days. There are several different debates about how to keep the federal government operating, and what role the government should take in helping our economy recover and create jobs. Read more

Blog: Fighting Poverty with Faith

Sep 23, 2011 | By Jean Sammon

NETWORK is a partner in Fighting Poverty with Faith, is an interfaith effort to call attention to a critical issue that is often neglected: poverty in our country. Read more

Smithsonian Racism Exhibit Promotes Reflection

Sep 23, 2011 | By Matthew Shuster

This past Wednesday, the NETWORK staff ventured to the National Museum of Natural History to visit the new exhibit on racism, entitled, “Race: Are We So Different.”

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“Class Warfare” – What Nonsense

Sep 23, 2011 | By Stephanie Niedringhaus

How appalling that the cry of “class warfare!” is currently drowning out reasonable people who say that all groups in our nation should pay our fair share in taxes -- and that includes millionaires and billionaires!

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Blog: My Reaction to New Poverty Statistics

Sep 20, 2011 | By Claire Wheeler

Last week, the Census Bureau released its data on 2010 poverty statistics.  I found the following numbers particularly disturbing... Read more

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