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USCCB: Lobby against ‘disproportionate’ budget cuts to the poor

Catholic World News - April 05, 2011

The Office of Government Relations of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is urging Catholics to lobby against “disproportionate [federal budget] cuts in programs that serve poor persons at home or abroad.”

“Poor and vulnerable people didn’t cause our budget deficit,” the USCCB action alert states. “They should not bear the greatest burdens in overcoming them.”

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  • Posted by: mgreen32234 - Apr. 06, 2011 10:22 AM ET USA

    How progressive.

  • Posted by: jimtotter - Apr. 05, 2011 4:36 PM ET USA

    Of course, the bishops are FOR subsidiarity when it comes to their own authority, but AGAINST it when it comes to government social spending.

  • Posted by: extremeCatholic - Apr. 05, 2011 2:49 PM ET USA

    All I want to know is at what level of spending would the USCCB greenlight budget cuts? When annual overall federal, state, and local government spending exceeds the annual value of goods and services actually created in the United States? Or is there some point before that when they would say "enough"?

  • Posted by: - Apr. 05, 2011 11:59 AM ET USA

    Lenin used to speak derisevely of Western leftish intellectuals as 'useful idiots'. The USCCB seems determined to play that role for the benefit of the DNC

  • Posted by: Steve214 - Apr. 05, 2011 11:01 AM ET USA

    And, of course, the poor need the (functionally atheistic) government--not Christ or love. Perhaps it is not relevant whether Federal programs help, or hurt, the poor?

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