Friday, March 23, 2012

What's really behind the budget proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan

Thanks to Carol Ann Jokerst for sending in the following article by Tara McGuinness, Center for American Progress, which was posted on the website of Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good.  It analyzes the budget proposed by Paul Ryan, the House Budget Committee Chairman, showing how it benefits the 1% while having draconian effects on the poor. 
Proverbs 14:31. “He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.”

My whole life I have been taught to stand up when the strong and the powerful attempt to trample over everyone else. Rep. Paul Ryan grew up Catholic, just like me, so it is surprising that his budget reflects none of these values we learned as children. The driving principle behind the Republican House budget that he drafted appears to be -- let the strong and powerful benefit at the expense of everyone else, especially the poor and those in need.  READ MORE

TAKE ACTION:  CLICK HERE to urge your Representative to vote "no" on the Ryan budget.

CLICK HERE to read an article by George Zornick, "The Ryan Budget:  Who it helps and who it hurts," posted on his blog at on March 20, 2012.  Not only will the poor bear the brunt of paying for tax cuts for the very wealthy and the very powerful, but also the elderly, the disabled, and the middle class will be picking up the tab.

CLICK HERE to read "The Ryan Budget and Moral Cowardice" by Lisa Sharon Harper, posted on Sojourners blog, God's Politics.

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