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One Percenters Stuff Their Pumpkin Pie Holes

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 11.23.2016 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Working Americans haven't seen a real raise in 35 years. Meanwhile, every year, their health care costs rise. Their employers eliminate pensions. And their kids struggle with rising college tuition and debt. By contrast, on the other side of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, the richest 1 percent are supersizing their feasts.

Children Need to Fly Too: End Sequestration

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Anyone despairing that Congress can't get anything done should note last week's swift vote to get furloughed air traffic controllers back to work. Congress can move very quickly and efficiently when it wants to and when their own comfort and that of constituents well-off enough to fly was affected. Reduced unemployment benefits, children dropped suddenly from Head Start programs, poor mothers and babies losing food supplements, teacher layoffs, and cancelled meal deliveries for seniors didn't move them -- but airport delays as members headed out of town for their April recess were apparently unacceptable.

The Nuns on the Bus Roll Into Washington

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 09.02.2012 | Impact
Deborah Weinstein

People of faith and of conscience must add their voices to tell Congress to act reasonably and responsibly. Rejecting the House leaders' efforts later this summer to extend the unfair tax breaks for the top 2 percent would be a good start.

The Senate's Turn: Time to Pass the American Jobs Act

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

The American Jobs Act will protect against the devastation caused by joblessness, both by preventing some job loss and by sustaining families when unemployment occurs.

The Recession Generation: Congress Must Act Now to Prevent Long-Term Damage

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

The Great Recession has plunged us into very bad times. The Recession Generation -- the workforce of our future -- will pay the price.

Congress Needs to Listen to the Voices of Real People -- Not Sound Bites

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

Yesterday the Coalition on Human Needs sent out an alert asking people to call their congressional representatives in support of a bill that will exte...

What I'll Be Listening for Tonight

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 01.27.2010 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

Tonight as the President speaks I'll be listening and hoping that the President agrees that the best way through these times is by pursuing opportunity for all.

Responsible Revenues Are the Key to Lasting Health Reform

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

If business as usual prevails, vested interests will shoot down responsible sources of taxation and the general public will not be heard. But this is not the time for business as usual.

The Next Economic Stimulus Should Help Those Who Need it Most

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Nelson

Only a broad economic stimulus, targeted to help lower-income Americans, can get our country back on the right track.