Ryan Says Faith Helped Shape His Budget

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), whose budget plan recently passed the House in a party-line vote, says his faith contributed in shaping the proposal, which he says is consistent with Catholic teachings.

“A person’s faith is central to how they conduct themselves in public and in private,” Ryan said in an interview released on Tuesday by the Christian Broadcasting Network. “So to me, using my Catholic faith, we call it the social magisterium, which is how do you apply the doctrine of your teaching into your everyday life as a lay person?”

The budget, which cuts about $5 trillion more than the president’s 2013 proposal and would create a “premium support” option for future Medicare recipients, sets up an election-year contrast with Democrats on spending and the debt.

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12 comments on “Ryan Says Faith Helped Shape His Budget
  1. Mari says:

    Every business decision I make goes to GOD first, then to my directors.  It does not amaze me that the decisions work.  They are GODS, not mine.  I am just the tool.  Now what pathetic hate monger decided to post this with a Catholic twist.   Hmmmm, trying to stir discention among Christians?  Trying to stir up hate?  Of course someone is…no guess on who.  Ryans’ budget can work.  I am not Catholic, but I find it an insult to that Christian religion that this would be used to try to separate Christians into groups when we have one common goal….getting rid of obama.

    • LouiseCA says:

      I agree with you. I’m really sick of Christians bashing each other in public. We’re sending unbelievers running away from the Lord in droves. We’ll have to answer to Him for it one day.

    • DogmaDestroys says:

      Yes, you’re a tool all right.

  2. DP_Thinker says:

    I am not catholic either, and I am for people having the freedom to do with their money what they wish. That is in line with God’s teaching. However, taking money from some people and using threatening force to impose it, is theft. Plain and simple. I should not have to give one penny to anyone else, especially to the government as intermediary. Not only that, forced charity holds no value. This plan stinks and Paul Ryan as far as I’m concerned is a RINO.

    • Dusty1 says:

      Paul Ryan is TRYING of address the insurmountable DEBT that this country is drowning in.  He at least tries to cut the rate of growth of the debt.  Ryan is not looking for wealth redistribution – that’s Obama’s plan.  That and more taxes, by force, if necessary.  And Obama will lie and use fear to get his way.

    • awakenow says:

      Ryan’s budget will not balance the budget for 28 years, if it ever does.  His plan does not touch our enormous, bloated, defense budget that continues to pay for some 900 bases in some 130 countries  … where our military is being used as an surrogate military in countries like Germany that can well afford to spend on their own defense.  Our troops spend their money over there and not here … where our U.S. bases have been closed.  The two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan contributed 4 TRILLION to our national debt well over 15 TRILLION.  In Afghanistan alone we are still paying for at least 300,000 defense contracts, according to recent testimony by Leon Panetta before the Senate defense budget committee.  

      We are broke and the people under 55 years old will not get back all the money they paid into Social Security and Medicare … this is an absolute fact.  Yet, the GOP Ryan plan will not reduce one penny of our defense budget which was an astounding 700 BILLION FY2011 … more than what the 17 largest economies combined spend on their defense … including China.  And, just wait for the next debt increase limit which Ryan and his establishment cronies will vote for this September.  This will push our national debt over 16 TRILLION.

  3. Dusty1 says:

    I like Paul Ryan and I think it’s disgraceful the way Obama misrepresents Ryan’s budget proposal.  Obama has NO PLANS TO CUT SPENDING.  Democrats refuse to vote for Obama’s budget.  Obama does not care about the future of America and acts like the debt doesn’t matter.  But believe me, the day the Chinese stop lending us money, AND THEY WILL, we will all see violence and terror and suffering on a grand scale.

    • Myrtle says:

       Natuerly he is against it!. He is not for the good of America. He has proved that over and over and………………..but we simply ignore the facts and let him continue down that road, that will finally…………….

      • Brad Nova says:

        After the House passed Ryan’s 2012 budget last year, a group of 70
        Catholic leaders sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio),
        urging him “protect the most vulnerable from budget cuts” and slamming
        the budget as “particularly cruel” to the most vulnerable.

  4. AmericaFirst says:

    Funny how the do nothing President and the Media put down Paul Ryan’s budget plan; I wonder it they read it?   No, they only know how to attack, blame and lie and not fix anything.  Obama is a complete failure and a desperate loser.  We all know that when you ask a libturd a question they…change the question to what they want to speak about….like the mandate on religion which is unconstitutional…they changed it to Women’s birth control. 

  5. bob67 says:

    if George Soros name has anything to do with counting our votes Obama has to be impeached.The world is watching us.just let Obama proclaim himself KING of AMERICA    GOD please help us……………

  6. Johnboy says:

    Catholic teachings say to feed the poor and clothe the hungry. Ryan’s budget says screw the poor and starve the hungry.