By Tom Quiner

Georgetown professors blasted Paul Ryan’s budget in harsh terms for …

 “continuing misuse of Catholic teaching to defend a budget plan that decimates food programs for struggling families, radically weakens protections for the elderly and sick, and gives more tax breaks to the wealthiest few.”

Congressman Ryan made a moral case for his budget, pointing out the entitlement mindset the Left has nurtured:

“We in our generation have more and more come to consider the state as bountiful Uncle Sam. We got it coming to us.”

He maintains this attitude breeds dependence and entitlement to the detriment of our citizenry.

Has Mr. Ryan proposed severe budget cuts?

No.

He is not cutting the budget. Rather, he is slowing it’s growth from an unsustainable 4.5% per year to a manageable 3% per year.

We have to. We’re living beyond our means.

We certainly are not scrimping in our nation’s moral war on poverty. The Cato Institute says that when we include local, state, and national poverty programs, we are spending a stunning $20,610 per poor person in the U.S. every year, or $61,830 per poor family.

Congressman Ryan has certainly not proposed a draconian budget.

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  1. irishsignora on May 1, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    One of the biggest problems, as I see it, is who is considered eligible for programs that were intended to succour the poorest of the poor. When our decidedly middle class family actually qualifies for WIC and SNAP, there’s something desperately wrong with the qualifications matrix. Peace be with you, Mr. Quiner!

  2. Paul Sharp on May 2, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Tom, thanks for your blogs on Paul Ryan’s budget. Gridlock politics will be (is) in action to demonize his plan; e.g. I recently received letter from prominent IA politician doing just that. Why the fact that we are deeply in debt, and the administration’s current policies only make it worse, seems not to resonate with so many people is baffling. Partisan politics rules, I guess. And the MSM takes sides! Why? Can’t they see what is happening in Europe, for example?

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