Ryan defends budget in face of Catholic critics
April 26th, 2012
03:31 PM ET
3 years ago

Ryan defends budget in face of Catholic critics

Washington (CNN) – Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., defended his proposed federal budget on Thursday against criticism from some Catholics, who say it violates their tradition’s teaching by putting an undue burden on the poor.

Ryan, a Catholic who chairs the House Budget Committee, told students and faculty at Georgetown University, a Jesuit school, that his budget was in line with his understanding of his faith, though some Georgetown faculty are organizing opposition to his proposal.

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