Well, then Congressman Ryan is attempting to flagrantly violate the constitution. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion…
In an exclusive interview with The Brody File, House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan says his faith helped him shape his federal budget plan saying the Catholic principle of subsidiarity guided his thought process and is consistent with Catholic social teaching.
This interview was conducted last Tuesday near Milwaukee Wisconsin but The Brody File is making some clips available now. A full report will air this Thursday on The 700 Club.
Paul Ryan: “A person’s faith is central to how they conduct themselves in public and in private, 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? To me, the principle of subsidiarity, which is really federalism, meaning government closest to the people governs best, having a civil society of the principal of solidarity where we, through our civic organizations, through our churches, through our charities, through all of our different groups where we interact with people as a community, that’s how we advance the common good by not having big government crowd out civic society, but by having enough space in our communities so that we can interact with each other, and take care of people who are down and out in our communities. Those principles are very very important, and the preferential option for the poor, which is one of the primary tenants of catholic social teaching, means don’t keep people poor, don’t make people dependent on government so that they stay stuck at their station in life, help people get out of poverty out onto life of independence.”
Apparently Congressman Ryan thinks “don’t keep people poor” means… don’t let the rich stop getting richer:
In the end, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities estimates that 62 percent of the cuts come from programs for low-income Americans and 37 percent of the tax benefits go to the few Americans earning more than $1 million.