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Economic Justice

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

Left Out to Sea

May 18, 2011 | By Page May

The United States is one of the richest nations on earth, yet, according to the CIA, it ranks 97th in family-income equality.

In fact, the US has greater income inequality than than Egypt, the UK, Nigeria, Sweden, Vietnam, China, India, Ivory Coast, Tunisia, France, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Greece.[i]

To learn more about America's income gap, check-in tomorrow for our newest video! 

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Be Heard!

 

Here are some ways you can be actively involved in the Mind the Gap! campaign for economic justice.

Pick one or more -- as you many as you can! By doing so, you are telling the world that you stand for justice!

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Read our Mind the Gap! blog for up-to-date information.

And remember to leave your comments about individual posts!

Blog: Rep. Ryan, Medicare and the Economy

May 17, 2011 | By Marge Clark, BVM

Speaking in Chicago on Monday, May 16, Representative Paul D. Ryan touted his plan to privatize Medicare as the way to “grow the economy.”  Read more

Video #3- Why You Should Mind the Gap!

May 16, 2011 | By Page May

"We’ve talked about what wealth is literally, but wealth is much more than just the amount of money you have left over after you’ve paid your bills. It’s relative. It’s social. It’s abstract. It’s political. Point is, wealth is much much bigger than just what you own minus what you owe. Wealth is power."

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