Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Ryan Budget: "I Love Rich People"

Sometimes the title says it all: "What Ryan's Budget Really Says: 'I Love Rich People.'" That's Dean Baker at Common Dreams.

But where Paul Ryan serves the super-rich, Jesus says, "Whatsoever you do the least of my brothers and sisters, that you do to me" (Matthew 25:40).

And Thomas Aquinas says, "Those things which some possess in excess of reasonable needs are owed by natural law to the sustenance of the poor."

And so isn't it strange that Paul Ryan presents himself as an exemplary defender of Catholic values, and that the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan, a papal contender now casting votes for the next pope, defends that claim of Paul Ryan?

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