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VIDEO: “It Doesn’t Take a Miracle to Make a Moral Budget”

March 11, 2013, 5:20 pm | Posted by Casey Schoeneberger

Prominent clergy and faith activists from across America will join together on Wednesday, March 20 for a coordinated, multi-state “Loaves and Fishes” Day of Action to highlight the need for moral and political courage in federal budget negotiations. With 21 events across America, plus a press conference on Capitol Hill, the faith community will encourage Congress to question the austerity gospel, and remind them we have enough for all in this country.

 

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One Response to “VIDEO: “It Doesn’t Take a Miracle to Make a Moral Budget””

  1. Brad Wilson says:

    I agree 100%, but I also agree that there’s a second category of how this exploitation is taking place. Yes, it’s exploitation when wages that corporations pay are too low to pay for food for families. It’s exploitation when farm prices fall below fair trade, living wage prices (1953-2013), and below full costs (1981-2003 for wheat, cotton, oats, barley, sorghum, or -2006 if corn, rice and soybeans are added,) and then farmers are compensated for only 1/8 of the reductions with subsidies, as agribusiness buyers make repeated record profits and returns one equity. Price Floors and Supply Management were reduced (1953-1995) and eliminated (1996-2013). With true fair living wages and farm prices (ie. first), a good part of these goals could be met with less spending. Policy makers haven’t even been willing to do that, nor to support farm price ceilings backed up by reserve supplies. But it doesn’t take a miracle to do it.