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  • Jewish clergy lobby against social program spending cuts

    December 21, 2012 | 9:54 am

    Jewish clergy joined an interfaith group that lobbied Congress to protect low-income Americans in “fiscal cliff” negotiations.

    “Jewish teachings demand that as individuals we are responsible for the greater collective, and as a community we are responsible for individuals,” said...

  • BUDGET: Obama’s way: Maintain support for social programs

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    April 15, 2011 | 4:23 pm

    In the midst of the near shutdown of the federal government, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) launched an attack on Democratic-created safety net programs. He proposed an entirely new budget, calling for the privatization of Medicare and the devolution of Medicaid to the states, where...