More fallout for Paul Ryan, and hopefully, a lesson for voters.
The Hill: More than 80 Georgetown University faculty members and administrators signed a letter to Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Tuesday, challenging his use of Catholic teaching in defending his budget proposal. Ryan is scheduled to speak at Georgetown on Thursday
“We would be remiss in our duty to you and our students if we did not challenge your 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.”
The Georgetown letter to Ryan also criticized cuts in his budget , and claimed that Ryan “profoundly” misreads the church doctrine of “subsidiarity.”
“In short, your budget appears to reflect the values of your favorite philosopher, Ayn Rand, rather than the Gospel of Jesus Christ,” the letter continues. “Her call to selfishness and her antagonism toward religion are antithetical to the Gospel values of compassion and love.”