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Immorality of Ryan’s Budget Called out by House Catholics

April 18, 2012, 1:46 pm | Posted by Beau Underwood

With the Catholic Bishops and dozens of Catholic leaders speaking out against Paul Ryan’s budget, several Catholic members gave speeches on the floor of the House of Representatives last night talking about the serious moral and policy failures that would result from enacting Ryan’s extreme proposal.

Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) pointed out that Ryan’s proposal would “likely increase poverty and inequality more than any other budget in recent times…The decisions made in this budget are antithetical to our basic moral values:”

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) added that the budget proposal passed by the House would be a “huge squeeze on the poorest people in our society:”

Catholic Bishops, theologians, social service providers, and legislators have spoken clearly. While Paul Ryan attempts to justify his budget on Catholic grounds, the choices his budget makes are not in line with the beliefs and principles of Catholic Social Teaching.

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