Fri Apr 13, 2012, 01:58 PM
MindMover (4,599 posts)
Catholic group criticizes Paul Ryan
Nearly 60 progressive Catholic leaders released a statement Friday condemning Budget Chairman Paul Ryan’s assertion that his budget proposal was shaped by his Catholic faith.
“When a high-profile Catholic congressman is mangling church teachings, that should be challenged,” John Gehring, Catholic Outreach Coordinator for Faith in Public Life, the organization that put together the statement, told POLITICO.
In an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network released Tuesday, Ryan said that his religious convictions influenced his budget plan, claiming that the proposal reflects Catholic teachings of local control and concern for the poor.
“The preferential option for the poor, which is one of the primary tenets of Catholic social teaching, means don’t keep people poor, don’t make people dependent on government so that they stay stuck at their station in life, help people get out of poverty out onto life of independence,” said Ryan.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0412/75109.html
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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 02:32 PM
patrice (47,992 posts)
2. zero sum thinking: either you're dependent on government or you are independent = BULLSHIT
Stuff like this, especially that last paragraph, is full of sad ugly assumptions about what motivates people and how they form relationships. Mischaracterizations?
Ryan either does not know how things actually are or he is lying.