Sr. Mary Kaye Nealen: Focus recovery on needs of poor

In an op-ed piece written for Montana’s Great Falls Tribune, Sr. Nealen argues that caring for the most vulnerable is sound economic policy.
Sr. Mary Kaye NealenWith Montana’s unemployment rate up from 4.9 percent in November to 5.4 percent in December, even middle-income earners are falling into poverty and even homelessness, Sr. Mary Kaye Nealen says.

Sr. Nealen quotes conservative economist Mark Zandhi and calls for increasing food stamp and unemployment benefits and tax cuts aimed at lower-income households.