Republicans Rebuff Catholic Nuns on the Bus

The Nuns on the Bus have traveled to nine states to visit the offices of Speaker Boehner, Paul Ryan, Eric Cantor on their nine state tour.

The tour was to bring light to the hardships of many millions who are living in poverty in America.


The nation that was once the most powerful in the world is struggling under job losses, unemployment figures are still too high and republicans have not passed one job bill of their own initiative.

These men, as leaders of the republican party live very well, they are paid very high salaries, have a Cadillac healthcare plan paid for by the taxpayers, a lifetime rich pension to live on, all benefits, dental, medical, free transportation, free meals, free car services and all paid hotel and travel expenses. They are not hurting.

Boehner, Cantor and Ryan didn’t have the guts to speak to the catholic nuns who came and were assured a meeting with their government representatives. These cowards ducked out on their meetings and appointed times to meet with the nuns. These are not men, they are cowardly lowlifes who prefer to suck on the government benefits, the corruption they themselves enjoy have turned on American families. Their christian values leave a lot to be desired, because they’ve lost their moral compass.

These men could change the hostile environment in government, they can pass bills that can stimulate the economy, except for their party politics. We all know the goal of the republican party, to cut social programs, social security, medicare, medicaid, and it is the same in every election year. This year under the Ryan Budget, as it is called, will destroy the middle class completely. Blow it out of the water, and then some.

The budget aims to harm the poor, the elderly, and those who are too sick to work, the disabled. This includes Iraqi war veterans who are now returning to a country they do not recognize anymore.

The catholic nuns have been shut out every step of the way, on their journey to persuade republicans who are in denial of how bad the poverty really is, and to stop using political games on people’s lives.

Read More on their website: Nuns on the bus of how the Ryan Budget would harm all the states listed on their tour. Here is an excerpt:

The Ryan Budget

As Catholic Sisters, we must speak out against the current House Republican budget, authored by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI). We do so because it harms people who are already suffering.

The Ryan Budget would:

  • Raise taxes on 18 million hardworking low-income families while cutting taxes for millionaires and big corporations.
  • Push the families of 2 million children into poverty.
  • Kick 8 million people off food stamps and 30 million off health care.

NETWORK’s Executive Director, Sister Simone Campbell, said in a recent media interview that Catholic Sisters “know the real-life struggles of real-life Americans.”  It is this knowledge that impelled us to organize this bus trip. When the federal government cuts funding to programs that serve people in poverty, we see the effects in our daily work. Simply put, real people suffer. That is immoral.

Click on the links below to see how the Ryan budget affects people in your state.



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