Paul Ryans House-passed budget plan that would cut food stamps and other assistance programs for the nations neediest has enraged the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, which says the move does not meet certain moral criteria, reports The Hill. budget disproportionately cuts programs that serve poor and vulnerable people, it does not meet certain moral criteria. hurt hungry children, poor families, vulnerable seniors, and workers who cannot find employment Ryan, the chairman of the House Budget Committee, that his Catholic faith was instrumental in his shaping of the budget, which he claims is consistent with Catholic teaching that government shouldnt be responsible for lifting its citizens out of poverty Bishops: Rep. Ryan's Budget Plan Fails to Meet Moral Criteria In joint letters to the House and Senate sent on March 3, the bishops addressed the moral and human dimensions of the federal budget, and their fear that pressure to reduce the deficit would wipe out Pell Grants, workforce training and development, nutrition assistance, low-income tax credits and safe and affordable housing for the less fortunate. A letter dated April 4 went to the House Appropriations Committee and focused solely on potential cuts to Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs that benefit the poor, elderly, veterans and those with disabilities. At a private fundraising event on Sunday, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney told supporters that if elected, he might look to eliminate HUD Catholic bishops criticize Ryan budget cuts to food stamps - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room Ryan's budget cuts 5 trilling from government. But it gives millionaires 4 trillion in tax cuts. For the money they get, they should be in the military protecting the country that protects their money. Republicans call my threads "troll". You can see why. They insist the Republicans party doesn't believe in these terrible policies. I don't make this up. This is the Republican Party. You vote for them, then whether you believe in this meanness or not, you are promoting it. You want to vote for a man you consider a member of a "cult" over a Christian you want to believe is a "Muslim". But it has NOTHING to do with race? Nothing? You sure?