Budget

Nate Van Duzer 7-17-2009
Last week the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities released a study analyzing the effectiveness of our country's safety net programs.
Jim Wallis 7-09-2009
As the G8 Summit begins in Italy, Pope Benedict XVI has released a new encyclical on the global economy.
Cesar Baldelomar 6-29-2009
Last Tuesday, as a member of Catholics United, I joined countless others in Washington, D.C., to lobby on behalf of the American Clean Energy and Secu
Jim Wallis 6-15-2009
More than the primaries, general election, board meetings, or the budget fight on Capitol Hill, this past week was a high-intensity roller coaster for me. It was Little League playoffs.
Elizabeth Palmberg 6-01-2009
In our recent blog, we described how money "creation" meets the needs of a gradually expanding economy
Obery Hendricks 5-20-2009
Dick Cheney is a strange creature. For public consumption he is the cool, principled champion of the American people willing to take hard public stands on their behalf.
Jim Wallis 5-01-2009

Several years ago, faced with a disastrous federal budget proposal, So­jou­rn­ers started using the phrase “budgets are moral documents.” That phrase has now entered the com

Kaitlin Barker 4-30-2009
The four days of Sojourners' Mobilization to End Poverty has come to an end.
Jim Wallis 4-23-2009
Sunday evening the Mobilization to End Poverty will begin.
Alan Bean 4-14-2009
No one is saying that Ted Stevens didn't lie about unreported contributions. But the government has to play by the rules even when the defendant is guilty.
Chuck Collins 4-13-2009
Where are the prophetic voices on the topic of taxation this April 15?

Jim Wallis 4-09-2009
Last week, before the budget vote, I talked with several senators on the phone as they were about to cast their vote. The ones I spoke to were friends, and I told them that I was praying for them.
Bob Greenstein 4-07-2009

I've been asked for a few words about how the recession may affect poverty in the United States, and also about policy issues related to poverty that have emerged from the economic recovery legislation and from the budget debate on Capitol Hill.

4-06-2009
I would like to address the foreign affairs portion of the president's budget.

Scanning the headlines recently, the following caught my attention: "Walgreens giving free care to jobless and uninsured." I read the article to find the hidden catch, but to my delight, I found only a company trying to use its resources in a way that promotes the common good of society.

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"The Coalition Provisional Authority [in Iraq] failed to keep detailed accounts of how most of the Iraqi money was spent,” according to an audit report released in February by the Office of S

Jim Wallis 3-31-2009
$296 billion is a lot of money. Twenty-two months is a long time. But that's not the cost of the most recent bailout and 22 months isn't a prediction of how long our economic crisis will last.
Jim Wallis 3-26-2009

While watching President Obama's press conference Tuesday evening, I was struck by a few things that are often forgotten in the criticism of his proposed budget.

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