Paul Ryan Budget Cuts to the Poor, Elderly and Catholics
Paul Ryan is grasping for some hope that people will understand his budget cut plan that leaves the elderly, poor and disabled, without life support is what Pope Benedict preaches about to his flock.
At the Jesuit Institution, at Georgetown University Paul Ryan defended his budget plan against the criticism he received from the US Catholic bishops that he violates Church Laws which teaches to have compassion for the sick, the poor, the disabled and the dying not to mention to take care of our elders.
On April 17, 2012 In USA Today, the Catholic Bishops issued a letter, a strongly worded statement to Paul Ryan that said his budget “fails to meet the moral criteria” as stated in the Catholic religion.
In response Ryan gave a speech today, at the Georgetown University an institution where he backed up his budget by quoting Pope Benedict that governments are “living at the expense of future generations” and “living in untruth”. Paul Ryan was met by Catholics United, a group that protests his speech with signs that read:
“Were you there when they crucified the poor?” which was a slant on “Were you there when they crucified my Lord?”.
Ryan proceed to fight off the critics with “the overarching threat to our whole society today is the exploding federal debt”. No, the overarching threat to our whole society is the greed of Wall Street crooks that brought down the financial system, the greed of the few and the poor who had to pay for it.
Paul Ryan’s budget lives by a code that is not faith based in reality and not a christian principal, but more an Ayn Rand philosophy “every man for himself”. In today’s christian world the leaders of religious groups have adopted a “man eat man” world at the expense of the majority of society.
This belief is why there is so much backlash against republican so called christians, they have abandoned their faith, for selfishness, and expect to live in a communal society.
This fundamental belief directly opposes any christian teachings of the past, call it the New Christian Greed of 2012, which is to raise up the haves and abandon the “have nots”. It is a cancer that has spread in the republican party which insists that the poor pay for the rich to enjoy their spoils often stolen from this segment of society.
It is doubtful that pope Benedict would endorse Paul Ryan’s budget that taxes the middle class and not the upper crust one percent. Although, it was a nice try its not floating the boats of voters who still have christian values without the greed proposed by Paul Ryan and Ayn Rand.
There is obviously a disconnect between Paul Ryan and Catholic voters going forward to the November elections.
Google Docs A Letter to Paul Ryan from Georgetown
In a welcome letter give to Rep. Paul Ryan signed by Theology Senior fellows, Professors, Researchers, most of who are PhD’s of Georgetown they said this:
“we would be remiss in our duty to you and our students if we did not challenge your continued misuse of Catholic teaching to defend a budget plan that decimates food programs for struggling families, radically weakens protections for the elderly and sick and gives more tax breaks to the wealthiest few”.
“In short your budget appears to reflect the values of your favorite philosopher, Ayn Rand rather than the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Her call to selfishness and her antagonism toward religion are antithetical to the Gospel values of compassion and love”.
“Cuts to anti-hunger programs have devastating consequences. Last year, one in six Americans lived below the official poverty level and 46 million Americans – almost half of them children –used food stamps for basic nutrition.”