Tag: economy

US Government shuts down amid Congressional fighting

(Photo: Reuters/Jason Reed Originally published in CBN The United States federal government partially shut down from Tuesday (Ocober 1) as Republicans and the president duke it out over Obamacare. Some 800 000 federal workers are off the job as a dispute over President Barack Obama’s signature health care law reached […]

Budget: treading water rather than making real progress — CPLO

[notice]Mike Pothier, research coordinator of the Catholic Parliamentary Liaision Office (CPLO) of the Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference, responds to today’s budget speech.[/notice] ‘Conservative’, ‘prudent’, ‘no surprises’, ‘solid’, ‘not rocking the boat’ – these were the most common descriptions of the 2013/14 budget; just as they have been for the […]

Godly ‘economic freedom’ for SA is focus of Vereeniging conference

Laying a Biblical foundation to unlock the wealth and resources of South Africa and eradicate the scourge of poverty, endemic unemployment and hopelessness, are the objectives of a pioneering economic conference in the Sharpeville Community Hall in Vereeniging on Saturday, July 7. Christians are invited to register online for free […]

Budget response: praise for fiscal discipline, concern about project implementation

[notice]Mike Pothier, research coordinator of the Parliamentary Liaision Office (CPLO) of the Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference, responds to today’s budget speech.[/notice]When we consider the mismanagement and incompetence that have led to today’s crisis in the Eurozone, with countries like Greece and Ireland on the brink of economic meltdown, and […]