I am a Person of Faith and I Reject Paul Ryan’s Budget
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I am a Person of Faith and I Reject Paul Ryan’s Budget

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      Faithful America

Despite their embrace of ‘Christian’ values, House Speaker John Boehner and Rep. Paul Ryan have proposed a federal budget that would, in effect, cut thousands of children from pre-school programs, diminish aid for the poor, and radically alter Medicare as we know it, forcing seniors to fend for themselves.

Ryan, the architect of the Republican budget plan, credits Ayn Rand as the reason he entered politics. Rand was a radical philosopher who believed society should have no role in helping the poor, feeding the hungry, or taking care of the sick. Ryan’s budget embraces those immoral – and certainly anti-Christian – values. 

Several prominent leaders in the faith community have already stood up to denounce Ryan’s budget. As a person of faith, will you join them? 

In a letter to Speaker John Boehner, dozens of professors from Catholic University and other catholic colleges wrote: “The 2012 budget you shepherded to passage in the House of Representatives guts long-established protections for the most vulnerable members of society. It is particularly cruel to pregnant women and children…The House budget radically cuts Medicaid and effectively ends Medicare. A just framework for future budgets cannot rely on disproportionate cuts in essential services to poor persons.”

Tell Rep. Paul Ryan and Speaker John Boehner that their budget does not represent your values.

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    • Susanne Nieß ECHING, GERMANY
      • over 3 years ago

      Jesus told us that when judging the world, he would tell the people on his right: "I was hungry and you gave me food" and to that people on his left "I was hungry and you did not give me food" and when they will ask "When did we ever see YOU hungry" he will tell them "You did to me what you did to the least of your brothers." As a Christian I am appalled by a budget that abandons all people who are weak and need help. Even before Jesus Christ came, the prophets kept criticizing "You think that God will help you because you make great services in the temple but God does not like your services because afterwards you pick on the poor and on widows and orphans. All your services are useless and God hates them as long as you do not act in a socially responsable way".

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    • james m nordlund FARGO, ND
      • over 3 years ago

      Society’s standing behind its elderly isn’t an "entitlement", which the rems and dems have been calling Medicare, Social Security, etc., for months, we give them, it’s a gift we’re returning; which should be returned in full- briefly, it’s a civil right. While many families in our community continue to struggle to find work and make ends meet, Republicans are threatening to hold the entire economy hostage in order to cut Medicare and preserve the Bush tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires. reality

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    • Andrew Heugel BREWSTER, NY
      • over 3 years ago

      I am not a person of faith and I reject Paul Ryan's budget. Mr. Ryan and Squeaker (I love the way her cries for the billionaires!) Boehner have not proposed anything that would decrease the deficit, their avowed aim. Instead, the plan of making their super rich puppetmasters even richer and taking away food, shelter and adequate medical care from the poor, disabled, elderly and children to do so! My feeling is that the likes of Ryan and Boehner should be prosecuted for selling their offices and accepting bribes!

      Meanwhile, I feel that we need to start taxing the rich and the large corporations far more in order to balance the budget and provide adequate services to the poor, disabled, elderly, children and rapidly shrinking middle class. Below is another petition I wrote on this cause:

      http://www.change.org/petitions/start-taxing-the-rich-to-give-to-the-poor

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