MainLine Peace Action/DelMont PDA

February 20, 2011

The Budget Is A Moral Document

Filed under: economics — Tags: , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 11:26 am

Someone said the budget is a moral document.  In today’s NY Times, Bob Herbert talks about what the budget-cutters and Obama are going to do to our poorer brothers and sisters.  The President’s budget director, Jacob Lew, said in The New York Times: “The budget is not just a collection of numbers, but an expression of our values and aspirations.”  The President should listen to him.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/20/opinion/20herbert.html?_r=1&ref=opinion

August 23, 2010

Who Do The Rich Give To?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 6:09 am

Not to the poor.  Studies for years have shown that rich people give a smaller percentage of their income to charity.  But they also tend to give most of that money to cultural institutions and the alma mater.  Very nice if you’re the Philadelphia Orchestra or Penn.  Not so good if you’re making less than a living wage. Read on.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/22/magazine/22FOB-wwln-t.html?scp=2&sq=judith%20warner&st=cse