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I Have Seen the Problem, And It Is Us
Originally Posted: 11/21/2012 - 8:15am | Type: Blog

When the storms of life hit, some call themselves “makers” and dismiss the “takers” as lazy. NEW YORK — It's a short walk from Ground Zero to the Staten Island Ferry terminal ...

George Harrison: From 'Taxman' to 'I Me Mine'
Originally Posted: 11/20/2012 - 7:41am | Type: Blog

In the mid-60s, songs like “Taxman” and “Think for Yourself” show Harrison as a fierce individualist. But by the end of the Beatles in 1969 George had undergone a spiritual transformation that made him perhaps ...

Faith Leaders Tell Congress to 'Get a Conscience'
Originally Posted: 08/01/2012 - 2:35pm | Type: Blog

Faith leaders on Wednesday gathered on Capitol Hill to release a letter calling on Congress to extend the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) — programs aimed at keeping the poor and mos ...

What Do the President's Tax Proposals Mean for Us?
Originally Posted: 07/10/2012 - 9:31am | Type: Blog

Writing for The Atlantic, Derek Thompson takes a look at what the President's tax plan actually does. Writing for The Atlantic , Derek Thompson takes a look at wha ...

Why I Hate the Middle Class But Love Working Americans
Originally Posted: 06/15/2012 - 3:24pm | Type: Blog

The Left is putting all its political capital into convincing Republicans to allow 98 percent of the Bush tax cuts to be extended, while arguing that people who make nearly 10 times as much as the average Amer ...

A Flat Tax and 'the New Austerity,' or
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

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Solomon's Wisdom and the Debt Ceiling
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

As the time shortens for Congress and President Obama to agree to the contours of legislation to raise the nation's debt ceiling, I am reminded of the story of King Solomon and his judgment regarding ...

Moral Measure of a Tax Plan
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

In 2010, the moral measure of tax policy choice is: Does it further concentrate wealth and power in the hands of a few? In 2010, the moral measure of tax policy choice is: Does it ...

Stop the Games in Congress
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

In just the past few days, the <a href="http://www.usccb.org/comm/archives/2010/10-224.shtml" target="_blank">U.S. In just the past few days, the U.S. ...