Catholic groups spar with Paul Ryan over budget
April 24th, 2012
03:36 PM ET
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Catholic groups spar with Paul Ryan over budget

(CNN) - Rep. Paul Ryan is scheduled to deliver a speech at Georgetown University later this week, but he is unlikely to receive a standing ovation from some members of the faculty.

Almost 90 faculty members at the prestigious Jesuit school have signed a letter to Ryan that claims the Republican budget guru is misinterpreting Church doctrine as it relates to the role of government in public life.

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  1. Marie MD

    This guy is a mini me of then flip floppef except he has bend rotten to the core frommthe get go and received some notoriety since 2010.
    Let's hope then people in his state throw the bum out.
    Does anyone rethugs anymore?bbthey have ticked off everyone but the tea baggers and the hard core uneducated trailer trash.

    April 24, 2012 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  2. Larry L

    Paul Ryan is nothing more than the messenger for the uber-rich. He plans to increase taxes for the middle-class and decrease them for the rich. He plans to kill Social Security and Medicare because the rich don't need it. He plans to kill the OSHA, the FDA and the EPA because rich industrialists put profits over public safety and health. Romney claims to support this fascist and will need to explain these plans.

    April 24, 2012 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  3. The Real Tom Paine

    With any luck, they'll deny him Communion.

    April 24, 2012 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  4. SUBS 4 VOTES/Dutch Bad Newz, VA/GROVER NORQUIST IS A ENEMY OF THE STATE

    "must require shared sacrifice by all, including raising adequate revenues, eliminating unnecessary military and other spending, and fairly addressing the long-term costs of health insurance and retirement programs."
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    That's the church calling for shared sacrifice! What part of "SHARED SACRIFICE" don't the GOP get???

    April 24, 2012 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  5. Willis

    You think its bad now, Wait till Team MORMON / JACK MORMON make it so hard for the middle class, they have to go Soup Kitchens!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 24, 2012 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  6. Rudy NYC

    I say let Paul Ryan and Republicans fight their own battles. Just stand back and watch.

    April 24, 2012 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  7. mcskadittle

    go get them eddie munster

    April 24, 2012 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  8. Sniffit

    "the root causes of poverty"

    As far as the GOP/Teatrolls are concerned, the root cause of poverty is that the poor don't die fast enough, so they keep piling up.

    April 24, 2012 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  9. Boo

    When asked about his Medicare voucher plan and what happens when the voucher money runs out, do you know what this idiot's response was? NO RESPONSE. Another conservative moron who is apparently DEAD FROM THE NECK UP.

    April 24, 2012 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  10. chuck weidemann

    How about we say the Jesuit faculty know what the church doctrine is in regards to their role....and Ryan knows nothing,but thinks he does!!!

    April 24, 2012 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  11. Mike

    The Big lie, “Raising Taxes hurts the job market”. History has proven the opposite. 1960's had the largest tax rate in history= the lowest unemployment rate in history, along with the lowest bankruptcy rate, and #1 in Education, #1 Healthcare, #1 wage increases. The 1960’s was America’s most prosperous time in US history. Today the lowest tax rate = depression, failure. Instead of giving the profits to Uncle Sam businesses reinvested as a write-off, businesses grew, better wages, companies expanded creating jobs. The policies of the 1960’s were a proven success. The policies of the GOP have been a failure and a lie. History has proven what works, higher taxes on wealth and corporations. Trickle down economics went strait to a few. The top 1% raped the middleclass.

    April 24, 2012 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  12. sonny chapman

    Jesus said in JUDGMENT of the Nations, "I was hungry & you gave me no food, I was thirsty & you gave me no drink, a stranger & you gave me no welcome, naked & you gave me no clothes, ill & in prison& you did not care for me." Matthew 25,42. If you do believe in a Judgment Day as described by Jesus, ignore this at your own peril.

    April 24, 2012 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  13. The Real Truth and Nothing But the Real Truth

    The primary role of the government is not to be a charity to everybody that needs a handout. And we have been turned into a country of people holding their hands out to the government for everything from free food to free cell phones and cable. ENOUGH!!

    April 24, 2012 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  14. Tony in Maine

    Ryan is simply a tool of the super rich, nothing more than a Charlie McCarthy to their Edgar Bergen.

    April 24, 2012 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  15. Rudy NYC

    The Real Truth and Nothing But the Real Truth

    The primary role of the government is not to be a charity to everybody that needs a handout. And we have been turned into a country of people holding their hands out to the government for everything from free food to free cell phones and cable. ENOUGH!!
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    Is this an admission that it is high time to end the oil subsidies to the oil companies?
    Is this a recognition of the fact that many deductions that are allowed to be declared capital gains really are not?

    April 24, 2012 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  16. Rhodes

    That is true that it is Biblical to carry for the sick, poor and needy. But that said our governemnt does a lot more than defense, roads, and caring for the needy. So lets gut all the other stuff and focus on the fundamental needs. A lot of Americans right now feel that the graft and corruption of the government has overtaken us and our politicians sit up there picking winners and losers. That is why neither party is loved and politicians are despised.

    April 24, 2012 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  17. Dick Cheney is the smegma of mankind!

    The GOP "christians" in GA just kicked 36,000 families off of long term unemployment.

    How very Republiklan!

    April 24, 2012 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  18. Pete

    Hey Truth,Mr.Ryan went to college on his fathers social security surviver benefits,even thou his father was quite wealthy at his time of death at 55.He's a wolf in sheeps clothing and you republican hypocrites are very aware of it.He's much like that other egotistical Wisconsin nitwit, Walker,who's making enemies every day till his recall intercedes ,with his idiotic decisions in policies.So Truth as you are stupidly called because you can't handle the TRUTH and ya know it,much like the other sheep in your herd,turning to hypocricy to cover your dirty past and assorted closeted skeletons from failures past.So from the intelligent people out there,we say to you ,f__k off!!!

    April 24, 2012 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  19. Common sense grandma

    We teach our children to "use your words" instead of striking out. We can all take a tip from that and the word we can best use is VOTE. Vote to get rid of every Reresentative and/or senator that does not truly represent your interests.

    April 24, 2012 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  20. SUBS 4 VOTES/Dutch Bad Newz, VA/GROVER NORQUIST IS A ENEMY OF THE STATE

    Blessed are you who are poor,
    for yours is the kingdom of God.
    Blessed are you who hunger now,
    for you will be satisfied….
    But woe to you who are rich,
    for you have already received your comfort.
    Woe to you who are well fed now,
    for you will go hungry.
    Woe to you who laugh now,
    for you will mourn and weep
    (Luke 6:20,21,24,25).

    April 24, 2012 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  21. Gonzalez

    Well tough luck to freeloaders. If the pampered faculty wants to spend their own money more power to them.

    April 24, 2012 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  22. Sniffit

    Don't be silly "subs 4 votes:

    "For the richa nd white shall inherit the Earth"

    (Norquist 3:16)

    April 24, 2012 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  23. cali girl

    Greed is a sin. Gluttony is a sin. Sounds alot like the Catholic Church and the GOP cronies to me.

    April 24, 2012 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |