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Economic Justice

YES on a “Clean” Debt Limit Bill

Tell your representative to vote “YES” on a “clean” bill to prevent default on borrowing and bills. Read more

More Radical Budgets!

In addition to the devastating Ryan budget (H Con Res 34) for FY2012, at least two other budget proposals will likely come to a vote in the Senate – as early as today, 5/25/11. Read more

Blog: A Destructive Line in the Sand

May 25, 2011 | By Marge Clark, BVM

“Revenue-positive” tax policies are necessary if we are to truly reduce annual deficits and the resultant borrowing.  Read more

Vanity Fair Article: We ALL Suffer From Inequality

May 23, 2011 | By Page May

Joseph Stiglitz- "The top 1 percent have the best houses, the best educations, the best doctors, and the best lifestyles, but there is one thing that money doesn't seem to have bought: an understanding that their fate is bound up with how the other 99 percent live."

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Guest Blogger- The Budget Reflects Our Values

May 20, 2011 | By Page May

Father John S. Rausch is a guest blogger over at NETWORK this week!  His piece, The Budget Relects Our Values, discusses growing inequality, taxes, and budget policies in the context of faith, community, and the common good.

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Video #4- The Income Gap

May 20, 2011 | By Page May

From 1979 to 2007, the average, after-tax, inflation-adjusted income of middle-class households increased 25%; for the top 1%, it rose 281%.i
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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

Press Release: Campaign Launched to Address Extreme Wealth Gap in U.S.

NETWORK and NETWORK Education Program today announced the launch of a new campaign – called Mind the Gap! – designed to mobilize people across the country to address the crisis of the enormous wealth gap between a tiny fringe of super-rich Americans and most of the rest of the country. Read more

Preserving Medicare

The Medicare Trustee Report, released on May 13, indicates that the lifetime of the Medicare Trust Fund is five years shorter than previously reported.  Unemployment is one of the causes. Read more

Blog: Gifts for the Oil Companies

May 18, 2011 | By Marge Clark, BVM

Yesterday, the Senate made a terrible decision! They disallowed a bill which would eliminate the giving away $20 billion from the taxes we all pay. This $20 billion goes to the big five oil companies (not affecting the smaller local oil companies), which raked in over $10 billion in profits (not total revenue) in just the first three months of this year. Read more

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