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Blast from the Past: The Reality of Tax Breaks

Oct 24, 2011 | By Eric Gibble

As those in Congress continue to debate solutions to stabilize our economy, we must be cognizant and reflective about past policies that have failed the American people.

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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

Green Jobs

NETWORK strongly supports individual, corporate and government actions that help support (or renew) healthy ecosystems.  In this critical time of energy resource management and of severe unemployment and underemployment, NETWORK urges a greater emphasis on “green” jobs in energy production and construction.

Alternative energy sources such as geothermal, wind and solar are becoming more accessible. The U.S.-based production of equipment and supplies for green energy will create needed jobs while helping the environment.

Paid Sick Leave

NETWORK believes in policies that promote a healthy work environment and allow workers to balance the responsibility of work and families. Despite the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) passed in 1993 and amended in 2008, family and personal sick leave remain nonexistent to many working Americans. Because the majority of primary care givers are still women, this problem disproportionately affects them, 47% of whom have no paid sick days (Institute for Women’s Policy Research).

Jobs and Labor Issues

Jobs and Labor IssuesCatholic Social Teaching says that human beings should not be a means to an end and that the economy must serve the people, not the other way around. NETWORK believes in the right to a living wage, a safe work environment, and meaningful work.

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