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Economic Justice

Tax Cuts and Job Creation?

Tax cuts for the top 2-3% percent of households have not created significant job growth or economic demand. Read more

Blog: Let's Look at Tax Reform

Oct 07, 2010 | By Casey Schoeneberger

Ben Franklin may have been right when he said that “…nothing is certain but death and taxes,” but America is not so confident when it comes to reforming the tax code. Read more

Blog: Why the Tax Benefits Should Not Be Extended for the Top Quintile

Oct 06, 2010 | By Marge Clark, BVM

In 2007 – 2008, everyone was hurt by the recession. In 2008 – 2009 the pain continued, except for the highest earning quintile of households. Read more

Blog: Poverty and the Politics of Reelection

Sep 28, 2010 | By Stephanie Niedringhaus

Why have the politics of reelection overshadowed the urgent needs of people in poverty? Washington seems to be tied up in knots, unable to even talk about – let alone address – the enormous income gap between those who are wealthy and those who are poor. Read more

Blog: Child Nutrition Briefing - "the most disheartening 45 minutes I have experienced..."

Sep 21, 2010 | By Laura Quigley, NETWORK Intern

This morning, Casey and I attended a briefing about child nutrition reauthorization that was sponsored by Feeding America, a network of over 200 food banks that operate throughout the country. I have to say, it was probably the most disheartening 45 minutes I have experienced during my time as an intern at NETWORK. Read more

NETWORK Releases Troubling Report Showing How People in Poverty Are Struggling During the Economic Recession

Since TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) was created in the 1996 welfare reform law, NETWORK has conducted periodic surveys to evaluate its effectiveness. TANF Tested: Lives of People in Poverty, our new report, reveals how people in poverty -- who are too often ignored -- are struggling in this time of economic hardship and high unemployment. Read more

Blog: Shocking Poverty Statistics

Sep 16, 2010 | By Mary Georgevich

Today, the United States Census Bureau announced the poverty statistics for 2009. The numbers are pretty shocking for me: 43.56 million people were living in poverty in 2009. Read more

NETWORK Calls for Government Action on Dramatic Rise in Poverty

In response to today’s U.S. Census Bureau’s release of the 2009 poverty data, Sister Simone Campbell, Executive Director of NETWORK, stated: “These poverty statistics underscore the grim fact that people who benefited the least from the last economic boom are the ones who are suffering the most in this severe recession... Read more

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