Dear Congressman Paul Ryan,
Fellow Catholic here I saw online that you think your budget is consistent with the Church’s teachings on issues of social justice. Interesting. I must have missed class the day the nuns taught us to shaft the poor, leave old people to suffer without necessary medicines and surgeries, tell parents they can’t take their kids to the doctor or buy them a hot lunch at school or send them to college, so that the already very rich can store up more treasures on earth.
I do remember Jesus saying something about selling everything to follow him to the rich young man who asked what he must do to be saved. But maybe I got that mixed up.
Or maybe, knowing the value the Church places on good works and charity, you designed your budget to encourage both by giving people nothing to rely on in times of trouble except the charity of their neighbors? Is that it?
Or maybe you got mixed up and confused Ayn Rand, the prophetess of your true religion, Selfishness, with St Francis of Assisi and Atlas Shrugged with the Sermon on the Mount.
Oh well. I’m sure the bishops will correct you if you’re wrong.
Yours in Christ,
PS. Sister Mary Jacinta did teach us how to do basic math. We weren’t allowed to balance equations by declaring “Here magic happens.” What did they teach at your school?
Because he just won’t go away, this from a year ago today: Ayn Rand and the God-less Republican budget.